People often think that gardening is hard work and you don’t deserve the effort for what they get in vegetables for their family. Could it be that home organic gardening is fun and easy? By fun and easy I mean there is work to be done, but that work can be made a fun project for the family and not a job to do.
Here are three gardening tips that will help you make your gardening more enjoyable and much easier. These tips are to use compost for fertilizers, properly prepare the soil and use a lot of mulch.
Compost for fertilizer
If you are an organic gardener you will want to use compost. I know you think keeping a compost pile is a lot of work, right? Should not be. You don’t need to have fancy bins or break your back by turning the compost.
I keep my compost in a pile; I try to keep it clean. And I don’t turn the compost pile. Leave it to rest until everything breaks and put it in the garden. Now you will need more compost to use this system, but for me it is better than turning the pile. This must be work.
Make your own pile of kitchen scraps, garden waste and anything else you can find. I mix about an inch of compost before planting and scratch a little around the plants as they grow. It doesn’t actually take much compost to grow large vegetables.
If you are starting a new garden bed, you will probably need to cultivate the soil enough to plant it. But once established, it is not necessary to do it very often if you are doing the rest the right way.
Once you have established your garden and are keeping it well chopped, you can simply pull a lot back and put your plants or sow your seed. It is not necessary to run the tiller every time you plant something. This saves a lot of time and effort, as well as helping the soil structure.
Mulch can be a lifesaver. It makes your gardening a lot easier and is much better for your garden. With mulch, it is not necessary to spend a tiring and sweaty weekend that weeds the garden. Because? There are a few weeds. Walkthrough the garden once in a while, and pull on the little weeds as they attack the head and that’s it.
Your mulch can be a commercial biodegradable material or can be left in the fall. I use a straw, as I find it locally, but you can use almost all the organic to suffocate the weeds.
Following the three tips above for organic home gardening will help you garden more easily with much less work and a lot more fun. Involve the family in the gardening project. Many children don’t know where their food comes from.