There are so many ways to make a sustainable garden in your home that it’s almost hard for you to choose just the right one for your home and gardening goals.
But, generally speaking, here are some ways you can create an organic garden:
1. Collect Organic Materials
Start by collecting some organic materials from your neighborhood or recycle center. Using this simple, inexpensive, and convenient way to manage natural resources, you can get your garden started right away.
It’s also a good idea to collect supplies you need from your local store or farmer’s market. Having a complete set of supplies like organic soil, seedlings, compost bins, and others will help you from going back and forth to your market.
To keep you from buying organic fertilizers from time to time, you can use compost bins to make your fertilizers.
Some of the benefits of composting are that you can use up your own waste from your yard and home (leaves, vegetable discards from the kitchen, etc.) while making your own homegrown fertilizer and enriched soil to use in your gardening endeavors.
2. Plan Where You Want to Plant
Maintaining a sustainable garden can be quite difficult, which is why it’s necessary to have a plan where you want to plant your plants before you begin your project.
Choose the place with the healthiest soil in your garden.
You should use a mix of compost, peat, vermiculite, and even sand to create healthy soil for your plants. The best way to grow your garden is to mix in some natural ingredients in your soil.
Some of these include organic matter such as compost and worm castings. Some people add organic material to their compost in the form of peat moss, but this should be done with extreme care.
It would be good to read the labels carefully before doing anything as the mixture has to keep a careful balance.
They’re an easy way to save money while providing you with fresh produce all year round. If you’re living in a city, it might be a good idea to start a garden using pre-made containers large enough to hold various herbs, vegetables, and flowers.
Some people like to grow herbs in pots, and they hang them outdoors, but others choose to grow herbs inside their homes. Some of these indoor herbs include dill, basil, jalapeno peppers, mint, cilantro, and many others.
If you have more space, you can grow vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, eggplants, carrots, cucumbers, spinach, kale, and many more.
3. Maintain Plants’ Needs
You also have to create the right place for your plants to grow. This can be done using some potted plants or planting trees in the area where the plants are to be located to create partial shade so as to avoid burning your plants with too much sunlight.
You should also water your plants regularly. This will keep your plants hydrated, especially during the summer.
However, there are types of plants that require less water, while others need more water.
By knowing how much you should water each of your plants, you can prevent them from dying.
If you have a garden that needs a lot of water, you might need drip irrigation. If not, you can use water cans.
4. Have Proper Drainage
Lastly, you must have proper drainage. Poor drainage can cause your soil to become too wet and cause your plants’ roots to rot.
If your garden has drainage problems, you can dig around your plants to improve drainage or install some drainage fixtures.
Sustainable gardening is popular nowadays, especially during current circumstances. Not only do you have a new hobby, but you’re growing organic plants.
With such, you are sure that you’re eating organic produce. It may be hard to start a sustainable garden, but maintaining your garden becomes easier once you get the hang of it.
You need to start gathering your supplies, such as organic soil, compost bins, seedlings, and other gardening tools. Then, plan your garden so you won’t make a messy garden.
Depending on your property, you can make a wide garden or focus on indoor plants. Your property will be the basis of what plants you’ll be growing.
You should then learn about your plants so you’ll know how much water to give them and how much sunlight they need. Some plants need nurturing, while others can grow without too much care needed.
Lastly, you should have drainage to keep your soil from being too wet. That way, your plants will have enough sources they need to thrive.