Organic gardeners seek natural solutions to gardening challenges. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
You will need
- Compost pile
- Amended soil
- Pest control strategy
Step 1 Start a compost pile Start a compost pile. Layer it with equal parts of brown matter — for example, straw and dry leaves — and green matter, such as grass clippings, kitchen scraps, and manure. Keep the pile wet, and turn it occasionally.
Step 2 Build your soil Build your soil. Add compost and amend it with organic fertilizers like fish emulsions, seaweed extracts, and bone meal.
Continue to add organic matter to your soil on an ongoing basis.
Step 3 Remove pests Remove pests by hand or by blasting them with water, before they have a chance to multiply. If pests do get out of control, try using soapy water or a blend of pepper and water.
Did You Know:
According to the National Gardening Association, the average American family that tends a vegetable garden grows about $600 worth of vegetables per year, while spending only $70 on the garden itself.