Given the popularity of organic gardening, we’re pretty sure that you already know the basic things to prepare when wanting to have a healthy garden. Some of these stuffs include composting, using recycled materials, organic fertilizers, and enough watering. However, some of us are not yet fully acquainted with the things to avoid when having an organic garden. Here are some of them:
- 1. Don’t use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides – Probably this is one don’t that everyone knows about. When we talk about organic gardening, we mean the natural way of growing plants, and incorporating chemicals, synthetic, or un-natural stuff in the garden to boost their growth doesn’t fall in the organic category. Using compost and natural materials as fertilizers and making your own herbicides and pesticides out of natural materials are the best ways to ensure the health of your garden residents.
- 2. Don’t take the environment for granted – Organic gardening isn’t all about your plants, but it’s also about the surroundings of your garden. It is important that you also keep everything in mind when applying anything on the foliage. Any excess chemicals can creep to different bodies of water in the area, which can cause death to its inhabitants. It can even cause health issues to you and the people around your garden as unhealthy compounds can blend with the air.
- 3. Don’t neglect the kind of plants that you will put in your garden – Take note that plants thrive differently as some may grow in sunny areas while others love to be in the shade. Be knowledgeable on the kind of plants that thrive in your place, so you can be assured of healthy vegetation later.
- 4. Don’t throw food scraps and leaves to the trash – These contain compounds that are essential for their growth. These have high levels of nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, and also the best ingredients for nutrient-filled compost. Apart from that, these are very easy to find and at zero costs, too.
- 5. Don’t waste water – When we say water, we’re not just talking about tap water, but we’re also talking about grey water and rain water. Grey water is used water from certain household tasks, which is essential to plants since they contain compounds like phosphorus and potassium. On the one hand, rain water is cleaner than your tap water supply since it does not contain traces of chlorine and minerals. Save buckets of rain water during rainy days and use it to water your plants on the dry season.