Starting an Organic Garden
It’s finally coming! Spring is almost here!
Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the seasons of the year for their unique treasures, but I’m ready for warmth. Picnics, the beach, swimming, sunshine, oh the possibilities! Plus, this year I’m cultivating my largest garden project yet. I’ll be sharing my successes (and failures) with you guys. i’ve planted small gardens in the past, but I’m expanding the turf this go ’round.
Ready to get dirty, sweat lots, play outside and enjoy the fruits of your labor (yum yum)? OR maybe you just want a small window garden to grow herbs for fragrance and cooking. Either way, I’ll be posting tips for loving and cultivating an organic garden. Let’s do this thing.
- First: Pick what you want to grow! Do you want a heap of veggies and herbs? That’s what I’m planting this season. I’m hoping for a small crop of eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet peppers, basil and mint. Try to pick things that grow well in your zone. You can find out what zone you are in fairly easily by searching the internet.
- Second: Decide where you are going to put your garden. Do you have space in your yard for the crop you want? Maybe you live in an apartment and you’re trying for a small window garden? Remember that different plants require more or less sunlight in comparison with others. Don’t haphazardly place your seeds in the darkest corner of your yard. Find out what your seedlings and transplants like.
- Third: Make way for the growth! Prepare the space you’ve picked for your little ones. If you’re planting outside then you may need to do a soil test. You can get a test kit for roughly 4 bucks at any feed/seed place. They might even have them at Home Depot (I love that place). If you’re planting inside then you’ll need an attractive looking container that has good drainage for the water you’ll be feeding your plants. If you’re like me, and you want to tackle a big space outside, you’ll need to till the ground. I bought a refurbished till machine for $80 at Home Depot. It was a steal. It works like a charm, unless you’re running over giant roots and/or rocks. Check out this giant boulder my machine found earlier!
Okay, there’s your homework. Now, go get started on your organic garden! I’ll be posting more
Oh, and post comments or questions below!
My sweet, bargain tiller.