December 22, 2014

Getting Started On Growing Organic Foods

The organic growing movement is growing larger every single day. This is definitely an exciting thing, but there is a responsibility to taking on this kind of endeavor that many don’t think about. If you’re not already asking yourself the following three questions then you put yourself at risk of failing right from the get go. Don’t worry though, the questions are right here for you along with the proper answers. Use this advice and you’ll be just fine!

What Can You Grow Organic In Your Climate/Ecosystem?

Planting seeds, diligently tilling the land and watering your plants and protecting them from external dangers is a great way to ensure the success of your crops. But if you aren’t planting the right seeds for your ecosystem then you are doomed to fail regardless of what you do. Make sure you get an accurate description of what you an plant and successfully raise in your area.

There are multiple ways to go about doing this; but there are two that you can try right away with a ton of success: ask growers who have already experienced success or take a soil sample to be analyzed by a responsible organic seed seller.

What Types Of Tools Are You Going To Need?

There is nothing more depressing than buying your seeds, waiting for the perfect day to plant and then getting outside only to realize that you don’t have the tools needed to get the job done! Most people will consider the basic gardening tools needed to get your seeds into the ground; but make sure that you are also preparing for all of the work that will need to occur during the crop’s gestation period. A little bit of extra work up front is going to save you a lot of time and heartache in the near future!

What Do You Intend To Use Your Crops For?

A lot of people decide that they want to start growing organic foods simply because it seems like the right thing to do for the environment. This is all well and good, but if you are not also growing for a specific personal purpose then you are just wasting seeds and arable land!

Before you begin to even prepare your garden make sure that you know what you intend to use the crops you’re planting for. Food is an obvious choice, but organic plants serve a ton of other purposes, too! From home remedies to hair cleaners, each plant has something unique to offer to you personally. Make a list of what you want, then go out and get it!

Congratulations on your decision to grow organic! You’re doing your small part to make the world a better place and if enough people follow your example we are going to all be a lot better off! Make sure you follow the advice outlined above and your first growing season is all but guaranteed to be a successful one.