Small Doggies Magazine

How To Begin Organic Gardening

When you plan your organic garden, remember that some plants, especially leafy greens like lettuce and spinach will mature well before the end of the growing season. Beds for fast growing plants can often produce two harvests in one season. Have more quick-growing plants ready to replace the early harvest so that you can maximize your garden’s productivity.

#1. When you are first beginning, it’s best to start with a small garden. You’ll be amazed at how much you can grow in a very small amount of space. You don’t want to become discouraged by having a huge garden that takes a lot of handling when you aren’t really expert yet. Be sure to place your garden in an area where you can expand when you’re ready to take on a larger project. Choose an area of your yard that has good soil, good sunlight and good drainage.

#4. Be sure to choose vegetables that are easy to grow in your area. This will make your first garden much more satisfying. You can ask at your local garden center to help you choose types of plants that will do well in the area where you live. You may choose to plant seeds or seedlings. Of course the latter will be easier to deal with since they will already have a good start. Some very easy choices in first time gardening plants are radishes, zucchini, tomatoes and crookneck squash. If you have particularly deep and soft soil, you can also try deep root crops such as potatoes and carrots.

Second, the home grown food is cheaper. It is hard to believe, but true. That is because the methods used in Organic Gardening are more effective. Plants are mixed together to make the positive impact on each other. One of several consequences of this is that this system regulates itself and it does not require the expensive growth stimulants.

The main reason for making compost tea for organic farming or gardening is that it helps you increase compost’s benefits. Compost tea can be sprayed on your plants’ leaves to reduce leaf disease. Sprayed compost tea can give your plants additional nutrients besides what they absorb through their roots.

I mentioned earlier my husband’s stinky work boots. Ever Bamboo Shoe Deodorizer has my seal of approval, especially since my husband works outdoors and his work boots smell like a pile of rotten vegetables. I’m sure a squirrel crawled in his boots and died, I have yet to find any squirrel remains but the smell serves as definite proof of the critters death. The Ever Bamboo Shoe Deodorizer comes with two black satchels that i placed in the husband’s work boots. Within two days, the musty and stinky smell was gone. We have tried foot and deodorizing powders for his work shoes before, but nothing has ever worked as well as Ever Bamboo Shoe Deodorizer. I have two more unopened packs to use, and since my shoes never stink, I’ll be placing them in my husband’s other footwear.

But before we could get to that disaster, there was working the plot. We three girls, Brenna, her sister and I, worked in the April sun for about six hours. We got the plot about half ready for planting and major sunburns. We also spent another on a hoe, rake, garden trowels, and gloves.

Make sure the area is a site that will drain well. If the site does not drain well, there are several options available to improve this. Try to avoid planting on an incline. Erosion can ruin your garden. If it comes a big rain right after planting seeds, you run the risk of seeds washing away.