Interested in starting your own garden but just not sure where to begin? Welcome aboard. Both my wife and I started gardening with only memories of childhood gardens but no real gardening experience, but we jumped in anyways.
We basically learned from our mistakes for a while and then between a few friends and the Internet we started learning about real Organic Gardening, things changed quickly and the experience became even better. We learned that there is more than one way to start a home garden.
We Went The Organic Gardening Route
In my opinion the best kind of gardening whether it’s home gardening or commercial it should be Organic Gardening, after all we have our kid’s futures to think about, even if you don’t have kids.
Using eco-friendly gardening seeds, I like to call organic seeds, to make this happen is a smart move. Organic seeds are produced in a way that is free from non-organic treatment. In a world full of uncertainty it’s good to know organic seeds are safe for us, the human race.
I don’t want things added to the seeds I purchase. They maybe able to help control pests but I can do that myself using other organic methods, don’t mess with my garden seeds. They might even grow stronger faster but what’s it doing to the environment and our kid’s bodies?
The thing is enhancing or modifying seeds may only be beneficial but that hasn’t been proven to me so I don’t want them in my home garden. So for our family it’s organic seeds or nothing. It is exceedingly important to use organic gardening seeds to make your own garden and choose to use natural strategies as well as organic based products in the propagation of your organic seeds.
Use the follow steps to help you grow your organic seeds.
- Start with healthy soil by adding only organic compounds. We keep a compost bin producing compost for our gardens. We also use peat moss to help break up the clay like soil in our yards so that it drains better. Too much water isn’t good for starting organic seeds as they can’t swim and root at the same time.
- When it comes to giving your seeds and later the plants the right nutrition you should learn about each plant, veggie or flower, to see what it takes to keep it strong and healthy, as long as it’s organic. You can apply organic based fertilizers which can be made of compost, animal manures, green manures, kitchen wastes which doesn’t include meat products or fats.
- Start collecting rain water as it’s not likely to contain chlorine like most water supplies today do. Get some containers to put at the locations water runs off your buildings but be sure to put a fine screen over them to keep done mosquito populations without putting chemicals in the water.
- It’s also important to have your organic seeds where they get enough sunlight to keep them strong and healthy. This means you should know the path the sun takes across your garden space during the spring, summer and fall.
- To remain green or organic you still need to control garden pests, without using harsh chemicals. Attracting birds to your garden which eat specific pests is a great idea, as well as growing other plants that garden pests don’t like. This means you need to learn what pests you have and what flowers or other plants turn them away.
Mary Williamson is a homemaker and gardener who only uses organic seeds in her gardens and you can be as well.