Starting An Organic Garden

     When you’re looking to grow food for your family and loved ones, you already know that you want it to be healthy and nutritious, and one of the best ways to do this is to make sure that your garden is organic! Organic gardening not only allows you to grow food that is free of chemicals or additives, but it also promote ecological responsibility and has low impact consequences for the environment. If you are looking grow an organic garden, you’ll find that there are plenty of tips to get you started.

     One of the best ways to get started with an organic garden is to get a hold of some heirloom seeds. You’ll find that heirloom seeds are taken from plants that were once common in human history, and as such, they haven’t been genetically modified.. and as a rule they tend to be fairly hardy as well. They also aren’t hybrids, and there are around 4,000 varieties of seeds, so you’ll be able to take your choice.

     When working with organic gardening, you’ll find that it’s always a good idea to consider the lay out of your garden. You’ll find, for instance, that you can work with intensive inter-cropping, where you can grow one crop between rows of another, which will allow you to take full advantage of your gardening space and reduce your water and composting requirements.

     Gardening boxes are a great way to maximize your space, see my page on Raised Beds for more on those. Organic gardening also obviously implies that you won’t be using chemical pesticides, herbicides and additives, but it doesn’t mean however that you’ll be letting weeds and bugs run rampant in your garden!

    One of the ways you can get around those to pesky problems is by planting flowers and herbs around, or in the garden, and by doing it you’ll be helping to keep down on potential pests. Flowers like marigolds, mints and chives work well for a start, and I have a lot of others in my Organic Gardening Blog eBook.

     You’ll also find that you can keep down on pests by rotating your crops each year, and the same goes for raised bed gardens. Any good organic garden needs planning, and the more you plan, the more likely you’ll have a great garden. So take the time to consider what you can do to make sure that your organic garden continues to feed you and nourish you in the future!