Fertilizing your organic vegetable garden and mulching go hand in hand. In this article, I will briefly go over the basics of how you can do it & why it needs to be done.
However, if you want to grow your own organic veggies without having to deal with mulch, I highly recommend you consider getting your hands on an indoor microgreens growing kit.
These kits are simple to use & come complete, with everything you’ll need to get started. Even better, you can be harvesting veggies in as little as 7 days.
If you prefer going the more traditional route, that’s cool too! Here are a few tips that will help your garden project become a success.
First of all, you’re going to need to get familiar with mulching, which basically means placing organic matter around your plants to help them grow & to protect the soil they’re planted in.
The process of mulching is also vital in protecting your garden against heavy rain, weeds, and even pests. In addition, it helps to regulate the soil temperature during the winter season & adds to it’s aesthetic appeal.
A garden that’s properly mulched will require less watering and help plants retain more water, allowing your crops to flourish. It’s important to keep in mind that organic mulch does contain a bacteria that thrives on nitrogen.
This means you may have to incorporate additional sources of nitrogen to your mulch, such as lawn clippings, wood chips or even sawdust.
It’s also a good idea to test your soil first, before beginning to fertilize it. This way, you’ll know whether you need to use it or not. Even better, you’ll also know exactly what type to buy if need be.
Once you add fertilizer to your garden, you’ll need to maintain it. If you don’t have enough of your manmade mulch available, be sure to budget for some that’s store bought.
Be aware that there are several different types available. Some are made to be used at the start of the planting process while others are designed to be used once your seedlings have already started sprouting.
Whatever mulch or fertilizer you use, just remember that using organic matter will always be best for your crops. The bottom line is that you want your plants to grow & flourish without any type of chemical intervention.