Organic Gardening That Can Be Conducted Year Round

Soil that doesn't contain any chemicals and healthy crops that are grown without the use of pesticides are two important characteristics associated with organic greenhouse production. A greenhouse allows a farmer or a novice to grow crops year-round, without needing to be overly concerned about plummeting temperatures or unwelcome pests coming into contact with crops. If you want to get started with this type of agricultural activity, purchase a small scale or a standard greenhouse, and use organic materials to aid in growing some crops.

Different Setups

If your first stop when you visit your local grocery store is to see what types of organic fruits and vegetables are in stock, it can be disappointing when some of your favorite varieties are out of stock. When seasons change, summer favorites are replaced with another batch of items. Wouldn't it be rewarding to grow your own organic crops, including some of the fruits or vegetables that you often include in your diet?

You can either begin with a mini greenhouse that contains shelving or a larger unit that contains plenty of space for shelves, hanging baskets, and the potting of plants. Many greenhouse kits contain the wall panels, rooftop, and basic storage setup. More elaborate kits may include electrical outlets and water hookups.

Decide how many crops you are willing to commit to growing. Organic seeds, homemade or storebought compost, heat lamps, organic potting soil and fertilizer, pots, and potted trays are some items that you will need to purchase, in order to start up the production of organic plants.

An Extension On What Is Already Grown

If the greenhouse is large enough to support a portable heating system or fans, a heater will aid in keeping the confines of the greenhouse warm on cold nights and the fans will provide ample circulation throughout the summer. Set up an area that can be used to plant seeds, repot seedlings, and transfer overgrown plants to larger containers. Because all of the crops will be guarded against the outdoors, you will not need to deal with an influx of insects.

Organic crops are grown without the aid of chemical pesticides and having a pest-free area for the crops that are growing will make it easy to care for the organic crops. Plant more seeds than you need to yield a specific amount of crops since some seeds will likely not germinate. At the end of each growing cycle, use seeds from your existing crops to begin the next round of seedlings. If you are successful in your endeavors, expand the number of crops that you plant.