Survival Kit and Growing Produce Organically
If you are looking to start your own survival organic garden, there are a few tips that will help you steer clear of the main problems people tend to encounter when they begin their own gardens from scratch. The following article presents general guidelines that will lead you to successful planting and a survival system that works.
If you want to be successful without the need for chemicals, be sure to test your soil before you plant your garden. A home survival testing kit can tell you the pH of your soil, which indicates the likelihood of plant survival. If your soil is off, you can supplement before your plants start to die, a vegetable garden requires a pH of about 6.5.
When you buy seeds for your garden, be sure to purchase seeds that are labeled “certified organic.” This ensures that your plants will be organic throughout their lifespan and that the seeds you are buying aren’t contaminated with chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Watch out for labels, such as “genetically engineered” or any mention of “natural” that does not include the phrase “certified organic.”
Making your own compost for survival and organic gardening is extremely easy and simple to do. It provides soil of gardens with rich nutrients and keeps soil cool during summer months. You can use kitchen waste and sawdust, aquarium water, coffee grounds, tea leaves, rabbit or hamster droppings, a thin layer of lawn clippings, spices and eggshells in your compost.
Coffee grounds and leftover coffee can be used to repel slugs. You can repel them effectively with coffee if you have an issue with slugs in your garden. You can sprinkle coffee grounds on the soil around your plants or use leftover coffee in a spray bottle to spray the slugs directly.
Plant your own seeds to guarantee organic produce. Sowing your own vegetable seeds gives you the assurance and comfort that your produce has been grown organically from seed to table. Choose plants that are easy to germinate such as broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes and basil. Find out the best time of the year to sprout your chosen produce.
If you have a sufficient light source for a survival indoor garden, it is possible to grow an organic garden all year. Plants need plenty of light in order to grow properly and there are bulbs that can be purchased to provide indoor gardens with the appropriate amount of light to have them produce and thrive a fruitful bounty.
If you don’t have the space to have an actual survival garden in the ground, it’s perfectly acceptable to have an organic garden in containers. There are only a few root vegetables like asparagus that won’t grow well in containers, so feel free to explore. Containers are perfect to grow organic tomatoes, green beans, green onions and many other organic vegetables.
Survival kits and organic gardens are becoming more and more popular these days. Learning to garden without dangerous chemicals is good for the environment as well, not to mention for your own health. Knowing some basic rules of gardening, as well as understanding your climate and its limitations, will help you sustain your survival garden long term. Find your Survival Kit and Growing Produce Organically guidelines that will lead you to successful planting.