Is DIY Organic Gardening For You?
Gardening has, since the beginning of recorded history been a popular hobby or pastime which has been taken up by both peasants and kings – it is a universal form of self expression.
And today, as people realize the advantages of organic gardens, DIY organic gardening is becoming increasingly popular. DIY organic garden does not require a large open area like a lawn; you can grow a successful organic garden even in a small apartment or even a loft. 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.
You do not need a big budget to get started, especially of you are planning an indoor garden – if you do not want to spend on equipment, you will be able to find replacement items lying around your home. 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 you need to get hold of soil, soil supplements, plant foods, seed and a small gardening trowel. 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. One of the most popular aspects of DIY organic gardening is preparing your own compost. Compost can be made out of cut plants and grass, leaves and various kinds of household organic waste.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.
There are two main benefits of DIY organic gardening and the first is that you are producing completely natural flowers, fruits and vegetable the way nature intended them to be gown – with no artificial health damaging additive of any kind. And of course the satisfaction of growing a garden the way that nature intended it to grow is far more satisfying than doing it with factory produced artificial aids.