Planting An Organic Garden2
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  • 1. Planting an Organic Garden: Samuel J. Lopez
  • 2. Starting Starting your organic garden. For the healthiest plants, make sure you have good growing conditions. For most For the healthiest plants, make sure you vegetables,good growing conditions. Forsun (at least 6 have that means full most hours of vegetables, sun a day). Ifsun (at least 6 have direct that meansday). If you hours of direct sun a full you have poor poor soil, amend it lots of organic matter, soil, amend it with with lots of organic such as compost. matter, such as compost.
  • 3. Wouldn’t you like to harvest fruits and vegetables as shown above.
  • 4. First, be sure you have good growing conditions. The above is good soil.
  • 5. These are not good conditions.
  • 6. Use organic matter, such as compost, when good Growing conditions are unavailable.
  • 7. Choose seeds carefully. Plant seeds according to their family.
  • 8. This is a natural economic way of feeding your garden.
  • 9. Organic Garden Materials • http://www.planetnatural.com/site/index.ht m • This website provides various resources used for organic gardening, from lady bugs to compost kits.
  • 10. Each year rotate the planting format of your seeds.
  • 11. Maintain your garden throughout the growing season.
  • 12. Use cocoa hulls to mulch ls your garden. They are environmentally safe and add “ flava” to your garden.
  • 13. Pea Straw is a good natural fertilizer. However it is more costly compared to manure.
  • 14. Remember to weed your garden daily.
  • 15. Also clean your garden daily. Pick up dead plants, leaves, and other debre.
  • 16. Water your garden with a good old fashion water bucket. Plants need direct contact with water, and sprinkler and hose may cause disease.
  • 17. Planting flowers around your garden may deter insects, and makes it look nice.
  • 18. Your garden grows, and is becoming ready to harvest.
  • 19. Most crops will be ready to harvest by August and September. Be sure to make a compost pile with useful waste left over in your garden for next year. Enjoy!!