Greenhouse Gardening Turned Organic
Aside from the growing consciousness of many people to take better care of the environment, the practice of a healthy lifestyle has also received a strong following during the past few years. Organic farming has been taking advantage of this trend as their customers demand more organic produce. The availability of resources, be it on the Internet or in books, also makes it easy for farmers and gardeners to start organically growing their own produce.
Organic gardening starts with a healthy soil that will allow your produce to grow healthily. Composts are the best commercial fertiliser replacement for this kind of soil, which can bring in additional nutrients that can be adsorbed by your plants. Compost may be sourced from your kitchen scraps, animal manure or the garden.
Practice intensive planting methods that can save your water resources. This type of gardening method requires the plants to be in close proximity to each other so that there would be no space for weeds to grow and also shield the soil from evaporation or weed seed germination.
Be diverse in the choices of plants that are in your greenhouse. This will ensure that if one plant was not to survive, there would still be plenty of them left in the greenhouse. It is also advisable to practice crop rotation in your greenhouse, as this helps in controlling soil borne pests and can also make your garden healthy and allow the harvest of bountiful produce.
You can keep producing the best harvest if you save seeds from the best plants from your previous crop rotation. This will make you independent from outside sourcing and save you from spending a fortune just for quality seedlings.
There are dozens of organic practices observed by gardeners and farmers alike. The best advice is to try and find out what technique fits the requirements of your plants and your greenhouse structure.