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Growing An Organic Garden

Growing An Organic Garden

Looking for a way to save money, eat healthier, get some exercise and a new hobby that gives you something to do around the house? Gardening is one of the best hobbies you can take up because it’s not complicated, it’s not expensive and you can grow exactly what you want. Whether you are trying to grow a few of your favorite herbs to cook with, or you want to grow vegetables and fruits to eat, it’s always a good idea to do your homework.

Why Should I Grow An Organic Garden?

Beyond the fact that you are maximizing control over what goes into your body, growing your own fruits and vegetables is a great motivator for eating healthier. It can be tempting to cheat on your new diet from time to time but if you are actually growing your own food you will appreciate eating it that much more. Another advantage is that you save a lot of money. Organic produce has a reputation for being pricier than other options so growing your own is a great way to cut costs.

Important Tips

As you get started you want to make sure that you have a game plan on what to grow, how often to water and feed your crops and more. Here are some basic tips that will help you get your organic garden started:

  • Compost is your friend: Remember to compost whether you make it yourself or buy it.  Good compost can keep your plants well fed and protect them from disease.

  • Don’t overwater: Sometimes we make the mistake of overwatering our plants. This is a mistake as it can create root rot and other problems for your crops. If you aren’t sure about the amount of water to give, check out the soil around the roots. If it’s dry, then you know you need to water it more.

  • Remember it’s organic: Your goal is to grow crops that are free of pesticides and other chemicals. However, remember that the soil you use, any ties, pots or anything else you use as well needs to be made of natural ingredients as well. Research the products you use to help you grow your harvest.

You do not have to have a big yard in order to grow your own garden. You can start with a few small pots in your home, making sure they are located near a window or on a patio. Tomatoes, onions, peppers and other options grow great in pots if you take care of them. Remember, this is supposed to be fun so pick some of your favorites and get started.