Spring is one of most sought after seasons for planting. This is because all the elements that will contribute to healthy plants and harvesting are available during this time. For beginners, experts say that organic gardening should at least be started during spring so these will have the best growing environment as possible.
To Prepare the Organic Garden for the Spring, Here Are Some Tips That You Can Use:
1. Choose the plant that will suit your environment. This is very important because not all plants can withstand changing conditions of the environment. During spring, try the reliable ones such as vegetables and bean crops. You can also try simple flowering plants and fruit crops since springtime can help these grow easily and be at their best condition.
2. Ensure that you have enough containers. Containers that will be used for organic gardening need not be special and super expensive. As long as they are tapered, any container will do. If you have used milk cartons, cans, old pails, and other used containers, you can use these. Make sure that you clean them properly before using them. After cleaning these containers thoroughly, make sure that you label each properly since seeds look alike when they sprout. It is always best if all the containers are labeled properly so there will be no mistakes. Aside from making it easy for you to identify which is which, labeling is also crucial to avoid planting the same seed over again.
3. Have ready packets of planting mix. In organic gardening, planting mixes refer to those that can support seeds to sprout very well. Having ready planting mixes are very important in organic gardening because these will ensure the healthy growth of your crops. (TIP: It is always best if you use planting mixes that are sterile because they are safe for your plants and for you as well.)
4. Ensure that there will be light. If you are into organic gardening, make sure that there is plenty of air and light available for your crops. Light and air are very important because these will ensure that the plants can absorb all the nutrients it gets from the plants. In your site, if natural sunlight is not available, you can create a makeshift light source. These can include a fluorescent light bulb or tube that can be brought in most grocery and hardware stores. (TIP: Make sure that you place them properly so the sprouts can get all the light they need to grow healthy.)
5. Know how to control pests and other plant-related diseases. Springtime is the ideal time to control pests and other plant diseases because the weather makes it easier for the plants to absorb the synthetic chemicals without really affecting their growth. In controlling pests and other plant-related diseases, opt for using all-natural products and methods such as using worms and other insects that can defend your plants against other harmful elements.