Growing organic plants is easy, even if you’re a beginner. However, keeping your garden fresh and capable of producing natural, healthy plants all year round can be somewhat of a challenge. If you want to start, and try out your luck with it, however, the following tips should help you:
• First prepare your bed about 3 weeks before you plant your first seeds. Introduce material from your compost pile, then rake the surface of your garden. For the next three weeks, remove the weeds that come up, until your soil is ready for planting your first crop.
• Water the soil lightly before, rather than after planting your first seeds. Make sure it’s moist but not too wet.
• Sow the seeds into a trench, or place 2-3 individual seeds in each planting hole.
• Cover the seeds with soil, then press the soil gently from above to make sure the seeds have good contact with it. Some seeds, such as lettuce or dill, will require sunlight to sprout, so just sprinkle them lightly with soil.
• Continue sprinkling water on the bed as soon as it dries up. Repeat this task until your plants have finally sprouted.
Organic gardening can be extremely fun and rewarding. Also, knowing that none of the fruit and vegetables that come out of your organic garden have been touched by harmful chemicals will help you make far better choices for your health and nutrition.