Organic Gardening Soil

All gardeners want to have the most perfect, most beautiful flowers and vegetables. If your aim is to win the best flower or the best tasting veggies at the show or just to savor a garden loaded with beautiful flowers, using organic gardening soil is the initial step you can take to be sure your garden soil is the best it can be.

Organic gardening is the activity of growing vegetables, plants, trees, flowers, vines, fruits, bushes, shrubs and everything else you are able to consider in an entirely natural way. Put differently that would mean no toxic substances, pesticides or chemicals are used in the whole gardening operation. Organic gardening is mostly practiced for fruit, vegetable and herb gardening. Folks do not wish to have chemicals and pesticides on the foods they consume. This gardening method begins with the preparing of your soil. Because you will not be applying chemical fertilizers in an organic garden, you will want to be sure your soil is as good as possible, so that it can supply all the nutrition your plants will need as they mature. Getting an organic garden soil requires a little time and exertion, but it is truly worth it after it is accomplished.

You can make organic soil by blending in healthy fertile compost material. Many organic gardeners like to make their own compost using specialized bins or vessels. In many regions though, you will be able to purchase compost matter from recycling centers or garden centers. It's reasonably easy to get a jump on making compost though, even in absence of a composting bin. What you want to do is add a few items to your garden soil, and allow those additives to sit for some weeks prior to planting. Anything you put into the garden soil had better be natural though, since the nutrients are made as the organic items break down.

Number one, you want to loosen the soil in your garden bed.  Second add some organic matter to the bed like used coffee or tea grounds, sawdust, ripped up newspaper, ashes from the fireplace or fruit and vegetable from your kitchen. Try adding one or more of these items at once, however you do not have to add all at once or if you don't have them available. If you make the material smaller prior to adding it to the garden bed the quicker it will become compost for you. Therefore if you are using kitchen scraps for example, try cutting or grating them into tinier bits before pitching them into the garden bed. After supplying the organic material to your garden bed, work the soil some more so those additional items are integrated in the soil and covered properly. Next, about two to three times each week, water the bed, then move it a little again. In approximately three to four weeks, your soil should be ready to begin placing plants and/or seeds in. If you ready your organic garden area in the Fall, before the first hard frost or freeze hits, the soil will be much more fertile and more prepared for planting when Spring arrives.

The organic gardening method is rather easy to understand, every ingredient of nature like plants, animals, insects and soil have to work together to produce a natural sequence in the garden and function together.  Jim's articles are from extensive research on each of his topics and life-long experience. You can learn more of compost, soil and organic fertilizers by visiting:


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