Organic gardening has been growing in popularity over the past few years, especially with more consumers turning to gardening their own produce over purchasing them from the grocery store.
Organically grown produce, and even flowers, are more vibrantly colored, healthier and definitely more flavorful than those grown with chemical-based gardening aides.
If you are new to the organic gardening world, then it can be difficult to know where to start and avoid any chemically based gardening aides. To help get your new hobby moving along, we have a few tips that will get you started the organic way.
Creating Garden Soil
Ready-made soil purchased at your local gardening center usually contains chemically based nutrients. Instead of purchasing ready-made soils, consider using nutrient-rich compost. Compost bins are relatively easy to create and they are handy to keep around throughout the seasons.
Essentially, compost is created from the natural waste of your kitchen with scraps such as egg shells, fruits, etc. If you are in a hurry to get your planting done, many garden centers sell organically created composts or compost starter kits as well. I like to purchase organic ready-made soil and amend it with compost from my compost bin. Continue reading