Many people are embracing organic living and this extends into their gardens. No insecticides or herbicides are used in organic gardening. An assortment of wildlife is used to maintain the garden, with each playing a role in the development of delicious vegetables. You too can allow these creates to help your vegetables grow- just follow the steps below.
You will need:
• Organic fertilizer
• Grass clippings, straw, or vegetable scraps
• Green sand
• Alfalfa meal
• Crushed rock phosphate
• Hot peppers or garlic
• Compost or leaves
• Fine-ground bone meal
• Spray bottle
Step 1: Microorganisms create nutrient-rich soil, resulting in the healthiest gardens. Add grass clippings, straw, vegetable scraps, and other quick-decaying material to the garden soil.
Step 2: Crops require potassium, phosphate, and nitrogen to grow. Crushed rock phosphate provides the garden with additional phosphate and nitrogen is added by alfalfa meal.
Step 3: Companion planting is a natural way of handling unwelcome garden pests. Planting peppermint near cabbage and peonies will prevent a red ant attack on these plants. Aphid and spider mite infestations can be controlled by planting coriander throughout the organic garden.
Step 4: One effective organic pesticide is a mixture of ½ cup chopped hot peppers or garlic and 2 cups of water. Pour this solution into a spray bottle and spray insect-infested plants with it.
Step 5: Add bone meal near plant root zones, using the finest ground available and working the substance into holes when planting trees, shrubs, and bulbs.
Step 6: Replenish existing garden soil with available organic matter on an annual basis. As living organisms break down, nutrients are lost from soil. This process is more frequent in geographic areas that are hot. Compost or leaves should be used as mulch within and between flowerbeds.
Step 7: Allow air to permeate soil by opening it up and digging into it. This allows the organisms that live on the organic material within the soil to survive so they can continue to process nutrients required by plants.