It is true that when you start gardening, you will expect to receive a rewarding result from the harvests. You may also find the reward from the process of the gardening as much as the harvest.
When dealing with organic gardening, people tend to be more sceptical on what it needs to do to have an organic garden and how to do it. Here are 5 cost-effective tricks that you can implement if you want to start your organic garden.
In general, organic garden means the act of planting and growing the crops without using any pesticides and chemicals. You need to grow your plants under the natural circumstances. One way that you can do when starting the organic garden is by using the companion planting.
It means you need to grow specific plants. You can grow one species of crops near the other plants that are in different species.
Attracting Beneficial Insects into the Garden
Some plants can attract beneficial insects naturally to the garden. The beneficial insects are very useful to kill the harmful pests such as aphids or other species which attack your plants.
Despite using the pesticides to control the harmful pests from your garden, you can use the natural way by making use of these beneficial insects. You can attract lacewings and other beneficial bugs by planting some flowers near your garden.
Choosing the Soil
You need to choose the right medium for the planting. You can use the organic soil which has been mixed with natural fertilizers. You can even use the dirt as your planting soil after you mix it with some nutrients. You can add aged manure to make it rich in nutrients. Make sure that you measure the pH level of the soil that you want to use.
Getting Rid of Invasive Pests Naturally
You can grow some plants which act as natural repellents in your garden. These plants are very effective to get rid of some harmful bugs. You can plant lemongrass, fennel, dill, chamomile, and also catnip.
Lemongrass is very effective to get rid of mosquitoes. Fennel is good to keep snails, aphids, slugs away. Dill can make spider mites, squash bugs, aphids away. For flying insects, you can plant chamomile. Catnip is used to get rid of Japanese beetles, aphids, flea beetles, and many more.
Appropriate Water and Sunlight
Make sure that your plants get as much sunlight as possible. Some plants may require full sun while others may need the mixture of sunlight and shade. You need to know which plants require full sun and which ones require the mixture of sunlight and shade.
You also need to water your plants in sufficient amount every day. Make sure that you don’t overwater them.