The Vegetable Garden – The FHC Show, ep 16

Organic Gardening Tips To Improve Your Family’s Health

Organic gardening may provide you with a great way to relax and enjoy your time, or a major headache. The following suggestions will assist you in becoming an accomplished organic gardener.

Plant ever-bearing strawberries for your children. Children will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.


If you are growing your organic plants inside of your home or office, you have to consider the light that they are getting. Choose varieties of plants which can accept this type of environment if the garden will receive little sunlight. You could also try using grow-lights for this exact purpose.

When you are growing organic plants within the home or an enclosed area, you should think about the lighting situation. You might want to grow plants that adapt to medium and low light environments instead if you live somewhere without strong natural sunlight. You can also consider using grow-lights for this exact purpose.

It can be easy to prepare the soil in a perennial garden ground. Use your spade to slice chunks of turf up, then flip each piece over, then spread the area with approximately three inches of wood chips. Allow for at least 10 days to pass, then plant your perennials.

Make sure you work in your garden. Don’t waste thirty minutes looking for your tools. And then put them away neatly when finished, prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden. If you need to use a tool belt, purchase a tool belt or heavy duty pants with plenty of pockets.

Space is important when you plant an organic garden. You can underestimate how much space you need when they begin to grow. Plan accordingly and leave enough space between seeds.

While gardening organically requires more work than gardening with the help of chemicals, it is healthier and more gratifying than regular gardening. While chemical pesticides and fertilizers may claim to do great things for your garden, organic gardening will always provide the most rewarding and healthy crops.

Spacing is one important factor to consider when planting your garden.You can underestimate how much space plants will need when they grow. Plan accordingly and put an appropriate amount of distance between the seeds.

Adjust your watering according to season and climate. For instance, if you are in a warm and humid climate, humid climate watering the leaves can cause leaf fungus.

Create raised beds with stone, bricks or untreated wood. Choose a wood that is resistant to rot and is untreated.Some good choices you might consider arecypress and locust, and cedar.In a veggie garden, avoid using treated wood to enclose or demarcate different sections of your vegetable garden. If you have placed treated wood in your garden, line it with a barrier of some form.

Research the local botanical insecticides which can help keep any pest population. Natural insecticides can sometimes kill pests more powerful than synthetic pesticides. They often decay and disappear quickly, botanical insecticides may not last as long because of their biological makeups.

Make sure that your garden has biodiversity. The more plants you have, the more kinds of wildlife you’ll have. Plant all different types of plant varieties to make the garden more similar to a natural environment. If you can manage this, you will have a garden that is a pleasant place to be around and relax, and you will have the satisfaction that comes from doing your bit for the environment.

Using a soaker hose to water your organic garden is the best choice.

Organic gardening takes it a step further by using earth-friendly methods, although gardening of any type can be a great hobby that helps you to feel more at one with the earth.

The best option available to water an organic garden is with a soaker hose.

You need to mulch your garden with about three inches worth of material that is organic. This affects your garden in a variety of ways, holding in moisture levels, inhibiting the growth of unsightly weeds, and improving the overall appearance of the garden.

When it’s time to dig a hole for a shrub or a tree in an organic garden, consider digging a hole that looks ugly for planting them. If there are any glazed sides in the hole, the root may be restricted from entering into the adjacent soil.

Biodiversity is important in your organic garden. The more varieties of plants that are around, the more animal varieties you will attract. Plant lots of plant types to create a natural environment. If you can accomplish this, you will have a garden that is a pleasant place to be around and relax, and have satisfaction from helping the environment yourself.

Leaves make a good organic compost that you can mix in with soil. You will find this is a great method of creating organic compound for your garden.

Use barrels or buckets to catch use and water it to hydrate your plants. This will help you reduce costs of water. You will find that rainwater can help your plants thrive on rainwater.

You should think about digging small channels between rows of plants in your organic garden. This is a good way to save you water and money.

The vegetables will decay quickly and provide nutrients to your new plants that you plan on growing. You can also use some of it to see immediate benefits, although you can still compost with partial amounts.

Your garden can get nutrients from the decaying veggies you have placed there. Using a portion of this waste now can be beneficial, although you can still compost with partial amounts.

Use barrels or alternate containers to trap and store rainwater for your garden. This saves you a lot of money in water to do your watering. Rainwater is also be more beneficial to your plants than tap water.

Avoid using any cleaners when washing the items to prevent introducing chemicals into the soil.

The more skills about organic gardening you can learn, gardening will become that much easier for you. The tips in this article are just a jumping off point for you.
In episode 16 of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, Pa Mac demonstrates the basic ins and outs of growing a vegetable garden, including laying off rows, planting, and cultivating the garden plot using all types of methods: Human power, draft animals, tractors, and tillers. Learn a little about soil fertility and soil improvement using homemade fertilizers, dealing with threats to your garden plants (ever try to keep deer or crows out of your garden?), as well as three basic purposes of an organic vegetable garden for the small farm or homestead.

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