In recent years, a subculture of organic-friendly young people has emerged. People are beginning to wake up to the fact that we as a society are causing untold damage to the Earth; this damage will not be evident for at least a generation, meaning our grandchildren and children will suffer as a result of our carelessness.
Partially, the technological boom and industry to blame, and partially we are to blame. Individually, we can all start working toward a better world by incorporating organic produce into your diet and incorporating organic methods into our gardening. If we all work together, we can help to reverse the damage this generation has caused to Mother Nature.
This article will seek to tell you exactly how you can incorporate organic methods into your gardening and live a healthier and more organic lifestyle.
Use Organic Plant Products
The first step in going entirely organic is to use organic products. Be sure to buy organic products rather than chemical infused products that will devastate the ecosystem and the plants you are trying to grow in the long run.
Clear Weeds Without Weed Killer
One of the hardest things to do when getting started in organic gardening is to clear your weeds without weed killer. Weed killers are often the go-to for an overgrown patch of weed, but weed killers can kill thousands of insects, and destroy your soil. Rather than weed killer, cut all of the weeds down to the soil-level and remove what you can by digging away. Cover the remainder of the weeds with mulch to prevent sunlight from reaching the weeds and leave it for a few months – this will kill most weeds – what is left will be easier to deal with, also.
Think about where you are going to plant your vegetables, fruits, bushes, or flowers. Plants need at least six hours of sunlight a day to grow well. Plant them in places they can receive sunlight, as it is well known that a happy plant is a plant that grows better. If your plants are stressed out, which they can be, they will not grow properly. Try to position them in a place where they will receive the right amount of sunlight, but will not burn and dry up.
Check Your pH
Make sure that you choose plants that mesh well with your soil pH. You can pick soil pH kits up from your local gardening center, and they are very simple to use and do not require scientific expertise. You must make sure that you choose plants that suit your soil pH exactly. If you choose plants that grow on sandy dunes and try to put them in clay, it may not work. Once you have identified your soil and checked its pH you can begin to plant according to the type of soil you have.
Build a Pond
Rather than having to kill pests with nasty chemicals, build a pond. A pond will attract many different species of wildlife that will help to kill pests that attack your plants. A pond also creates a harmonious environment for your garden and makes your living space much nicer and more relaxing. A pond can be built quite easily by simply digging out a hole, filling it with tarpaulin and stones to weigh it down, then filling with water. You can attract different species of fly, newt, and insects depending on where you are geographically in the world. A pond can be a great addition to an organic garden.
Organic Slug Pellets
Slugs and snails are every gardener’s adversary. Rather than having to use harmful chemicals to eliminate slug populations, put down grit barriers around your plants, and beyond them, slug pellets. This should be an effective and organic method of removing a slug population and stopping them from devastating your precious garden.
Add a Birdfeeder
A bird feeder can be a brilliant way to bring in blue tits – blue tits are a bird that can be very beneficial to gardeners – blue tits eat aphid eggs, which when hatched, can ruin your garden.
Put Nets Down
Put nets down to prevent invasive flies and birds from eating your plants. You must do everything you can to protect your plans when creating an organic garden, as you will not be able to use harmful chemical solutions. A net should be very effective in keeping away unwanted animals.
Now you know a few ways to cultivate a beautiful organic garden and incorporate it into a larger organic lifestyle. Organic life is a healthy life, and you can even grow your organic fruit and food. Organic food is the future.