Few hobbies are as relaxing, healthy and rewarding as gardening. The great thing about DIY organic gardening is that it is not only inexpensive but that it is something that anyone, from the apartment dweller to the estate owner can do. While the possibilities of a garden when a lawn is available are obvious, even a small organic garden in a window box of an apartment can add a splash of color and freshness to the atmosphere of the home. DIY organic gardening offers a great deal of options in regard to how involved you want to be – you can do everything yourself if you want or you can buy ready to use materials from a garden supply store.
If you are planning an indoor organic garden there are just a few simple things you will need. If you are planning an indoor DIY organic garden, start by buying containers or pots of the right size to do your planting in. Next comes a small gardening fork or trowel, seeds and some organic plant food and, if needed, soil supplement. Once you have filled the pots with soil and planted the seed, the first part of your indoor DIY organic garden is ready. Thinking of one pot with a seed in it as a garden may sound silly, but once you get in the habit of caring for it and watching it grow, it won’t be long before you start expanding the size of your DIY organic garden.
If you have a lawn, the amount of DIY organic gardening you will be doing will be more because you have greater opportunities for involvement. You will need to find a location with the right mixture of sunlight and shade and also check the soil type of your lawn to see what will grow best in that kind of earth. Since you are growing an organic garden, making your own natural herb and household product based insecticide is another thing you can do if you do not want to buy this from a gardening supplies store. Compost is nothing more that decayed and decomposed organic matter like leaves, food scraps, cut grass, hay and so on that after fermenting are added to the soil to provided it the nutrients it needs to support plant growth. Insecticides and pesticides can be easily prepared from items like onions, garlic, chilies, natural oils and detergents so that the plants will not absorb anything that is not natural in origin.
You will need to be patient, organic gardens do not grow as fast as those fed on fertilizers and other chemicals but the end result in terms of natural plants and flowers that look the way nature intended them to, is worth the wait. The second is the sheer pleasure and relaxation that DIY organic gardening gives you – you are actually growing a sustaining a living organism on your own.