How to start an organic garden from scratch?

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erics smith

New Member
Basic requirements to put together an organic garden.
Would like to know about the manure, plant types to be grown and the basic upkeep needed for an organic garden.
 

CandyMax

New Member
Normally what I do it I made my own compost pile using kitchen waste and garden waste. Then you can prepare nutrient-rich compost mix totally free. (IF you have enough space in your backyard).

For manure- Alway use well-dried manure, especially chicken manure. Because when you are decomposing it makes a horrible smell (ammonia).

Depending on your climate conditions you can grow vegetables, fruits.
 

Waltonny

New Member
Hey. If you want to create organic garden don't resist the temptation to take the easy way out for bugs and weeds. Handpick the bugs and weeds. Use organic fertilizer, or better, make your own fertilizer from the vegan part of your table scraps (no meat, dairy or butter, animal or human waste) the only exception is you can include clean egg shells in a composter or vermiculture composter. Worms work faster, but are kind of like pets. Organic potting soil and organic supplements are sold as well.

Getting something that eats the bugs and out-competes the weeds can help too. Chickens eat bugs. Clover smothers weeds and adds nitrogen to the soil.

Organic done properly is more work, and has less return. It is why the organic veggies in the market are more expensive. At my home, I’m willing to get by with limited harvests as my contribution to the environment. Birds eat my bugs and my blueberries and blackberries. Animals hide under the pumpkin plants and birds nest in the holly. Geese cruise my lawn for the tasty weeds. Goldfinches eat the Echinacea seeds. It is great. I live in a tract house with a 3rd acre lot and see fox and rabbits and deer.
 


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