Is an organic garden at home possible? Now that the world is in a kind of a standstill, I personally get to thinking about doing more of growing vegetables we eat a lot at home – even with limited space. Now is also the time to think about nutrition and how we could build up our immune system to avoid getting sick.
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Now, if like us, you want to turn your home into a green or eco-friendly one – it may be a challenging project. This may entail a lot of changes in both the physical environment and the lifestyle of a person, particularly if one has just started getting into the green habit. There should be a conscious effort to ensure that every product you use and that every choice you make is aligned with your eco-friendly home objective. To make it easy for the whole family, one can simply begin “greening” their home from the outdoors (also indoors). Working on your garden is a good place to start in helping save Mother Earth.
Having a garden offers plenty of benefits for homemakers. It adds aesthetic value to your property, promotes healthy eating habits, and provides savings on the food budget. If you really want to save Mother Earth, then going organic is the key. Naturally homegrown fruits and vegetables are known for their health benefits and for their great taste too. This means that the family can enjoy healthy and great tasting food without denting the budget because it can all come from your home garden.
For us, green vegetables are a must – we love broccoli, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, water spinach, and kohl in our meals.
Here are some ideas that can help you start an organic garden.
Plan Your Garden Setting
There are two components that you need to consider for your garden setting, location and lay-out. First, you need to choose an area in your backyard that is ideal for the garden. These are spots that get plenty of sunshine and have easy access to water. Plants that get enough sunshine and water everyday tend to grow better than those that don’t.
Once you have chosen an area to work on, you can start planning the lay-out. Plants that need to be watered frequently should be placed near the water source to save on time and effort in watering them.
Now what if you do not have a garden to plant your vegetables and herbs at? We make use of indoor space. The window sill is a great space for pots to grow herbs at. The balcony can hold more – bigger pots and planters, so don’t hesitate to use that little space available for your organic produce.
Nourish Through Compost
You can score double green points by having a compost pit in your garden. It allows you to recycle organic wastes and to use them in nourishing the garden soil. There is no need to buy artificial fertilizers that may contain chemicals that are harmful for both humans and nature. Your compost pit will ensure that all your crops are grown from naturally enriched soil.
Get Tips from Organic Garden Experts
Those who want to be successful in their organic gardening experience should get their facts from credible people who have success stories of their own. The internet offers a lot of organic gardening resources from blogs, websites, newsletters, and online forums that can help beginners in the field. This can also minimize the risks of green horns committing the common mistakes in organic gardening.
One can learn a lot in growing and nurturing an organic garden through a combination of research, practical application of theories and experimentation. As a beginner, you will find yourself relying in other people’s advice but in time you may also find yourself in a position to share your own best practices. It is our responsibility to take care of our environment for the future generation. Starting a garden can be a small first step to help the environment today which can evolve into bigger eco-friendly steps for a greener and brighter future for our kids.
Karren Haller says
Comment Starter: I love the gardens, my son built these for me several years ago and were about ready to plant again, we have to get an early start here in the desert to beat the heat.
Organic gardens can help in healing the environment. Consuming organic food can keep us healthy. Starting an organic farm in our homes is beneficial for the environment and our well being as well. Not to mention it is also a very relaxing hobby.
denise smith says
i love planting a garden in spring
I’ll be extending our small organic garden, and planting more varieties of lettuces, more beans, and less cucumbers! Boy, did those cuke vines take over half the garden!
Kim L says
Thanks for a great article. I’ve always wanted to grow my own garden. Usually I just visit my dad and pick up vegetables from him, but I think this year I’m finally going to start my own. I am leaning towards having a container garden. I’m going to get my dad to make me some huge wooden containers and grow lettuce, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and not sure what else yet.
hi. had a garden as a kid. would love to have one now. ( :
Love the photos. My husband is into organic gardening.
Karren Haller says
I think I like spending time on this post, with spring coming. I live in the desert ad because we have desert landscaping we dont have a lot of room for gardens, but I do have boxes we have built and I have lots of pots. Now I too like composting and save all my veggie scraps for my little earth worms and feed them often, I have literally hundreds of those little guys helping to make good soil, which is rare here. So I love composting and it is very important for good gardening practice.
Maddie k. says
One year I grew all sorts of veggies to varying degrees of success and some failure, but I am not detered. I plan on trying it again!
Dorothy Boucher says
my landlord has an organic garden and he allowes me to enjoy it and plant as well , am looking foreward to this spring,, thanks for sharing @tisonlyme143
sam dock says
I LOVE my organic garden! Im especially thankful for it through the winter when I can get out a can of something and know that it was picked and canned fresh as can be and that is has no chemicles in it!
Life's A Bargain says
We have an organic garden at our place! Love love love it!
Maribel Ramirez says
I would love to have an organic garden someday. I want to have a papaya and pineapple garden.
My husband has been doing this for years. Good article.
Jaclyn Reynolds says
This is something I’d love to start for 2013! Great tips!!
Nadia Josephine says
I just started growing some herbs and veg for the first time. We have rocket, basil, lavender, thyme, rosemary, tomatoes and chillis! I love it and it is hard work but so rewarding and cuts down on that pesky plastic when buy from the supermarket. You’ve given me some great tips on how I can make some changes
natalie s says
Thanks so much for this. I have become much more green fingered since lockdown but still need all the tips I can get!
Kirsty Fox says
I love the idea of an organic garden, I might give it a try.
We grow a lot of our own fruit and veg. We don’t use anything nasty in the garden – better for us and better for the environment.