Have you thought of establishing your own organic garden? Worried about how much your budget will be affected? Well, you will be glad to know that there’s an easy and pocket-friendly way of making sure you save up to the last penny. Preparing a garden requires tireless dedication. This article will help you learn what renowned farmers are doing to out-do the market!
Some Cheap Ways of Preparing Your Organic Garden
- Starting out in the best way possible
- Choice of plants
- Feed your plants or vegetables naturally
- Practice Rotation
- Mulch Well
- Remove all the weeds
- Maintain high standards of cleanliness
- Conserve Water
1. Starting Out Right
A young vegetable garden
Some of the healthiest plants are produced in sufficient growth environments. For example, in the case of vegetables, full exposure to sun rays for at least six hours is required. Try to make use of your worm castings or any other garden compost, especially if you have poor soil.
2. Choice of Plants
If you want to save a buck load of cash that would have been spent on disease and pest resistant mechanisms, then there is a simple method! All you have to do is choose disease resistant varieties. How do you out if a plant is resistant? It’s usually mentioned in lists of catalogs, plant tags, and seed packets.
Tomatoes are some of those vegetables that are naturally susceptible to diseases and pests.
3. Feed Your Plants or Vegetables Naturally
Garden compost is a good example of organic fertilizers
It is quite common to find that not all soils require the use of fertilizer. Needless to say, this assists them to produce strong, healthy crops at a much faster rate. Choose natural foods while feeding your plants. Such include animal manure from animals such as rabbits, horses, chicken or even sheep!
However, there is a slight caution. If you already have rich soil, use of fertilizer may not be necessary. It is as the old English saying goes “too much of anything is poisonous”. It causes soft growth which is a huge pest attraction.
4. Practice Rotation
At this point, it is clear that plant disease incurs heavily on a farmer’s budget. With this in mind, we have discovered that by planting your vegetables in different parts of the garden in a year improves their chances of survival. Remember that if you keep planting them in the same spot, diseases may build up and destroy your crops before they even grow. Create an element of surprise against plant diseases and you’ll save a lot of money and resources.
5. Mulch Well
Putting a layer of mulch on the soil does a couple of things. First, it assists in the removal of weeds. The second, and maybe the most important one is that it prevents the spread of fungal diseases.
6. Remove All the Weeds
Weeds can damage a good flower plantation
Weeds are quite dangerous to your crops. They compete with plants for nutrients and water, attract pests and diseases, and destroy the quality of the soil.
7. Maintain High standards of Cleanliness
Most diseases are now getting spread through fallen, dead foliage. To avoid spending too much money in buying pesticide, you may want to consider removing foliage from your garden. Carry out this exercise at least once in a week. Lastly, is to dispose of them, not in the trash, but in the garden compost!
8. Conserve Water
It may not be so wise to use sprinklers
Despite their being some of the top best lawn sprinklers available today, you should avoid using water sprinklers as they waste a lot of water. Instead, use a hose to take water straight to the roots.
One of the most difficult lessons for amateur organic vegetable farmers is that the process is nowhere close to being perfect. Some of the decisions you make end up being very critical to the survival of your crops and weigh very heavily on your budget. Take the example of using the best lawn sprinklers, in the end, you end up losing a lot of water unnecessarily and spending too much money.
By going through this article we hope that you can now go ahead and prepare a fantastic organic garden. Share this information with family, friends and other interested parties and let us keep communicating. Lastly, what other challenges other than cost have you faced while preparing your organic garden?
Hi there! I’m Lucy – founder of GardenAmbition.com and I’m a self-confessed garden fanatic. Gardening has always been a passion of mine and will always be my favorite pastime. Now that I am married and have one adorable son, I have the time to write and share my personal experiences with other garden enthusiasts like me.