mom. Organic Gardening. January 26th , 2018.
You can build organic garden almost everywhere, not only on your backyard. Even if you have limited space (maybe you live in an apartment?), you still could build one. Many other ways beside conventional way to grow organic plants. Container gardening is a good options if you want to save some space. Hydroponics is for you people who hate to get dirty. Or if you can spare some space and time, you could choose to do Raised Bed Organic Gardening.
As implied by the name, this type of gardening needs to use beds 3-4 feet wide as mediums for the soil. The length and shape of the beds are up to your preferences. You should also consider the availability of your space. Use a rock or wood frame to rise the soil before start to add organic compost.
In Raised Bed Gardening, the crops are planted closely to each other. Different from the regular row garden, in this type of gardening, the plant spacing follows a geometrical pattern. The reason is for the plants foliage not to touch each other. This results into an ideal micro-climate with preserved moisture and minimal weed growth.
Raised Bed Organic Gardening offers several advantages. This type of gardening can prolong planting season. Also, as the soil is protected by the bed from outside interferences, the roots can preserve their spacing more, maximizing their growth. To maximize the quality and quantity of the crops, add some organic compost for extra nutrients.
A bonus point to do raised bed gardening is that it can be customized according to your preference. You can grow your favorite plants using your preferred materials of the bed frame. Beside that, you can also do companion planting, that is planting several types of plants that supports each other. Google it, it’s a very interesting concept. Another advantage is that because of to the structure of the bed, it reduces soil erosion thus letting water and nutrients to be conserved and recycled better.
Perhaps now it’s the perfect time to make yourself a raised bed organic garden. It could be a fun project; try to incorporate your personal style in building your garden. If you have enough space, you can have more than one organic bed gardens.
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