Minggu, 19 September 2010

To begin to grow food organically


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If you get back to gardening, to learn how to start can be a problem. And if there is space, you may wonder if small organic vegetable growing your own is entirely possible. But there are many ways for overcoming the problem of space, so read on.

First, you must ensure that you are among the three most important controlling factors. If you are starting organic gardening, is the right way to make sure your hands get the most out of material you have.

Start right- Start Time

It begins with an analysis of the growing conditions are your plants. This is the first step and most important, if you want to grow your garden. New gardeners often discouraged when the plants are usually careful not to produce the rich harvest they expected.

Then look at the first and most important requirements for gardening at home:


Sunlight
Position
Well-drained medium such as soil, compost or soilMixture

Sunlight

Sunshine (or at least strong sunlight) is important if the plants are healthy and nutritious. Avoid areas that fall under the shadow of the walls or overhanging branches. The more sunlight you allow your plants grow faster and become stronger. Of course, in extremely hot climates, the cover of shade trees and light compensation often be an advantage. Most fruit and vegetables need a minimum of six hours of direct sunlightmaximum production safety.

Position

The ideal situation for the garden beds is a flat land in the sun, but if you need much space you need to find alternatives. Growing vegetables in containers can be equally rewarding, and jars or other containers which have the advantage of your plants, where they move to get the best light and shade as the seasons change.

Another option for those with little or no flat space,Start a vertical garden. If the walls, pergolas, etc. have seen dripping balconies with beautiful plants like roses and jasmine, it is not difficult to imagine the same situation, where the flowers of edible plants, such as pumpkin, zucchini, passion fruit, tomatoes or even be replaced imagine.

Verandas and courtyards present ideal situations for gardeners vertical. Use your space wisely and you could soon be a paradise garden of edible plants.

Ground

Groundis the only ingredient that most urban and many suburban gardeners behind. ground So if you have little or none, or because the harsh and unproductive, a raised bed may be looking for the answer.

raised beds allows the type of soil you are building in a confined space like. You also have the advantage of saving your hard work. Since the bed off the ground you will not need to bend half by far, the other advantage is that you needlittle or no excavation.

commercial versions of raised beds are available in different and can be set accordingly. They range from small, pre-cut lengths of plastic self-watering container hardwood that you assemble.

But it is possible that there are suitable materials for the construction of a high base available at home. Once you know where to build your garden, to decide which is simply a matter of creating a rectangular area bordered with wood, bricks, stones or gardenEdge materials.

The next step is to fill this space with old newspapers. Water it down so you do not fly away.

If, after the method "NO DIG your next layer of hay, alfalfa would be covered by a layer of straw composting. Then your installation of plants in a garden scoop well. 'Water and wait for the magic happens.

One way a bit 'different requires that you add garden compost on the top right of the newspaper. Continue with a bag of mushroom compost and add yourLayer of straw. Water the soil regularly for a few days to settle the mixture, then a part of the straw and the plant in "earth."

You could start with an ambitious 8ft x 8ft plot, or if you're the type who likes to experiment, a small 3ft x 3ft bed a lot 'to teach you about the best combinations of three essential elements - Sunshine, position and drainage.

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