Organic Gardening for Beginners

Information on gardening for beginners can be hard to find, but you have come to the right place, especially if you want to set up your garden the organic way. And why not do that? It is just as simple and there are many benefits.

For example, if you decide to grow herbs and vegetables in your garden, then you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have not sprayed poisonous pesticides anywhere near them. You can eat your own home grown food without worrying about what has been done to it.

In fact, herbs are some of the easiest things to grow, so we strongly recommend growing some herbs when you are starting out with gardening for beginners. You can either put them in a sunny spot in the garden, or have them in containers outside, or even on the windowsill indoors. Most herbs are small enough for this, and you will not need to grow large quantities because you will only use a little in cooking. It is so rewarding to be able to taste your own home grown organic herbs in the delicious dishes that you prepare in your kitchen!

So what is the first thing to do in gardening for beginners? You will need to prepare some earth by digging it or using a machine. If the land that you are working with is overgrown and has never been used for a garden before, you will probably need to hire a machine. Otherwise, start small by digging a manageable area.

Organic Gardening for Beginners

Then you can start planting. Be sure to choose correct plants for the season. Whatever time of year it is, you can find something that should be planted right now. Choose plants whose colors or fruits you will enjoy, and don’t plant them too close together.

If you have just moved to a house that already has a garden, the first thing that you should do is try to identify all the plants that are there already. You can draw a plan of your garden and write down all of the names. If you have a wireless internet connection, the easiest way to identify the plants is probably to take your laptop into the garden and call up some pictures of popular garden plants and weeds. Then you can pull out anything that is obviously a weed.

The first year in your new garden, you may want to wait and see what comes up. Don’t start pulling leaves as soon as you see a weed, but wait until it is large enough that you can be sure what it is. If the land has been cultivated before, there may be some valuable self-seeding annuals that will surprise you!

Of course, if you simply avoid using chemical pesticides and fertilizers then technically your garden will not be organic. For that, you would need to use organic seeds too. These are available from many online suppliers.

Gardening is a wonderful activity that keeps you fit, makes your home more beautiful and brings an aspect of your life into harmony with nature. Gardening for beginners the organic way can be one of the most rewarding hobbies that you could imagine.

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