Use untreated stone, brick or wood to build raised beds. For best results, you should only use wood that has not been treated with chemicals or protective coating. Examples of good woods include cedar, cypress, and locust. In a veggie garden, don’t use treated wood since its chemicals can leech into the food crops and soil. If you have some space treated wood, you can still use it, however, be sure to line it with some type of barrier like plastic sheeting. Consider planting strawberries, especially ones that are everbearing, for your garden if you have small children. A lot of children not only love to pick out their own fruit but they also love to learn about it as well.
Organic gardening has been around a very long time, even before chemicals were discovered and put to use. The Indians taught the pilgrims that putting fish alongside the seeds that were in the ground would help their plants grow. You can create a compost pile, which will help you naturally fertilize your garden. This is good for the environment, helps to reduce your overall trash output and helps with your organic garden.
An organic garden doesn’t have to be restricted to a few types of plants. You can grow anything. Mulch is the friend of plants that need acidity to thrive. Pine needles are an excellent choice for mulch material for these plants. When the needles begin decomposing, they will add acid into the ground.
You need to avoid chores in your organic garden stacking up. Even doing just a few small things each day can keep chores from piling up and eventually becoming unmanageable. This will save you a lot of time in the long run. You can pull a few weeds when you take your dog outside.