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How to Choose Your Organic Gardening Supplies

How to Choose Your Organic Gardening Supplies

If you dream about having your own organic garden then you should look for some organic gardening supplies. The best organic gardening tips involve the choices that you must make when buying the gardening supplies. Whether you are buying gardening tools, containers or organic soil, the choices you make will dictate the quality of your future harvests.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR TOOLS

It’s better if you chose to use environmentally friendly tools made of wood than tools made of plastic such as bamboo baskets or wood brooms. Also try to use manually powered gardening tools as often as you can.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE CONTAINERS

It would be perfect if you chose containers made of natural materials. Wood, clay, peat or paper are great materials. You can also grow your seeds in yogurt cups, milk cartons and egg cartons. They are environmentally friendly and you will not have to remove the pot when you want to put the growing seeds in some bigger containers. If you don’t have these organic gardening supplies you should at least invest in a soil-block maker that compresses the seed-starting medium into cubes in which you plant your seed.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE SOIL

You can simply go to a store to purchase some organic soil to make sure it doesn’t contain any pesticides or fertilizers. One of the most useful organic gardening tips is to reuse the soil, which has a rich content of minerals and nutrients. Add nutrients on your existing soil in order to amend it. The organic matter will do wonders. Whether you want to improve the soil that you already have or you want to buy some new organic soil, it would be advisable to test it from time to time and see what type of nutrients the soil needs in order to support healthy plant growth. How do you test your soil? You dig a pit that’s about 6 inches deep, put some soil from that depth into a zipper-sealed plastic bag and take it to the closest agricultural laboratory.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE SEEDS AND PLANTS

The most important organic gardening supplies are the seeds and the plants that you choose to grow. You must only choose seeds that are organic certified.The safest way for the seeds to have a long life in your own organic garden is to choose some that thrive naturally in your environment. Why should you do that? Because native plants are already accustomed to the climate in your region.