Organic Garden

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 in Garden

It has become very difficult to know exactly what we are eating, even though we clearly recognize the products we purchase. A tomato might still look like a tomato and a potato might still taste like a potato, but who can tell what sort of chemical additives were used to grow them? Some of us are lucky enough to have seen or tasted vegetables and fruit from our grandparents’ organic gardens when we were younger, but for our children this is no longer an option. Fortunately, people are becoming aware of the damages that chemically-enhanced groceries can produce on our bodies, so more and more organic shops have started to appear. But they are still few and the technology to grow organically is pretty expensive, which means the final products will be costly as well.

 

Since not all of us can afford to buy at the organic shops everyday, perhaps it’s time to think of your own organic garden. If you have even a small patch of soil, you can utilize it to grow your own vegetable garden, which besides being healthier for your family, is also good for the environment. This article will help you get started. But before rolling up your sleeves, you should know there’s also the possibility of hiring someone to install and care for your organic garden. And if you’re intent on living healthier, then you should make other changes in your lifestyle as well, such as starting to exercise and giving up on unhealthy habits. For example, doctors seem to disagree on whether coffee is good for us or not, and it has been scientifically proven that in some instances, it can lower blood pressure, or help people suffering from asthma. But this is only when you drink fresh, quality coffee, made from freshly ground coffee beans. In order to be able to drink this kind of coffee, you should read some coffee makers reviews and find a good and reliable product which can make the best of those good beans. First, find out what the best brands on the market are, and then you can read their coffee makers reviews until you find an ideal product. Now, let’s return to our main subject, that of organic gardens and how you can have one.

An organic garden must be free of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, but that doesn’t mean the plants will grow for themselves. First you must ensure the soil is properly conditioned. The best way to know exactly what your soil needs to be richer is to have it tested. Find out what the pH and nutrients levels are and add organic nutrients according to the numbers. It’s important that your soil be rich in humus and compost which can be made from cut leaves and grass clippings and manure. Make sure the manure comes from animals that are raised in healthy conditions and are not fed meat.

The next step is to choose your plants. You have to make sure they’ll be able to grow well in your soil and to plant them according to their need for sun or shadow. If you’re buying seedlings, they have to be free of chemicals themselves. Don’t overcrowd your organic garden, it’s best to start small anyways, especially if you’re new to this. The plants that you’ll be harvesting should be planted on raised beds with enough room for you to walk between. Tomatoes, zucchinis and pole beans are amongst the easiest vegetables to grow if you offer them enough space and sunlight.