25 of our favorite organic gardening tips to help you grow a healthier, more productive crop 

21
Sep

 

If you have been trying to eat more organic foods, you should try growing your own organic crop. The best way to keep high quality, organically grown crop all through is to grow as much produce as you can. Here are 25 of our favorite organic gardening tips to help you grow a healthier, more productive crop. Enjoy!

  • Grow crops of value and those that are well suited to your climate.
  • Pick a good and suitable location that has plenty of sunlight to allow your plants to thrive and survive.
  • Start the planting season early so that you can stretch the spring season as much as you can.
  • Grow the crops that do well. For instance, if beets do better in your garden, grow as many of them and keep other the plantings small particularly if you struggle with them.
  • Grow things that you can juice such as raspberries, rhubarb, and tree fruits because they can be frozen easily for juicing.
  • Plants perennials because planting them year after tear will save you planting time and maintenance work such as weeding, mulching and fertilizing.
  • Source the best seeds because you will reap what you sow.
  • Provide plenty of sunlight especially if your garden is in a shady area.  If you can afford it, you can also add supplementary lighting using fluorescent tubes.
  • If you live in cold climates, keep your plants warm or indoors to encourage faster sprouting and timely growth.
  • Find good quality soil and use high-end compost and well-rotted manure to make the soil optimal for planting.
  • Use deep watering methods to avoid water stress that can stunt your plant’s growth. Avoid shallow watering as deep watering provides the best results.
  • Increase water retention by adding organic matter to your soil such as peat moss, manure, compost and leaf mold.
  • Trim on a regular basis if you have creeping plants such as tomatoes to steer clear of overcrowding.
  • Attract animal life such as toad and frogs to keep insects at bay.
  • Only use natural and organic insects and herbicides such as neem oil and pepper spray.
  • Try companion planting for a symbiotic relationship; some plants can provide much-needed shade while others offer protection.
  • Harvest consistently to encourage crops to produce more.
  • Plant successively as soon as you complete a harvest.
  • Make sure your soil is protected by ensuring that there are always crops to supply a protective shield.
  • Include herbs in your selection.
  • Use your space efficiently to make the most of it.
  • Try vertical gardening to increase your yields
  • Save seeds from your own plants to bring down your spending budget.
  • Start weeding early and keep doing it often.
  • Try growing something new every year to keep discovering new things.