How growing an Organic Garden can Help Your Health & Budget

It is generally believed that growing your own garden requires a big budget and is time-consuming. Of course, that is not true at all! Nowadays, everybody can have a lavishly green garden with a decent budget that would significantly contribute to having healthy products without the use of synthetically fertilizers or pesticides. If you are in doubt about how to achieve that in your backyard, here are some essential tips on how you can get an organic garden in a budget-friendly way.

  • Peaceful atmosphere

Since we live in a fast pacing world with daily noise and commotion that can cause stress and influence badly on our health, one of the greatest benefits of growing your own garden is that airy and stress-free surrounding. Being in nature is the key element to having a healthy organism. You are out on a fresh air, doing manual work and it doesn't cost that much, but it can actually contribute to the family budget. Products that you buy on market are very expensive and they are not the same quality as are from your own private green heaven. Also, being and working outdoors will bring you great natural suntan while doing productive work.

  • Fruit or vegetables?

Usually, the size of your garden will dictate whether you will grow fruit or vegetables. If you have a larger sized space then you can easily grow both, however, if you have a smaller garden then it would be better to choose one or the other. A fun fact- certain types of organic fruits develop gainfully along the vegetables! You can plant raspberries and blackberries alongside lettuce, onion and cucumber. The considerable benefit is that they don’t require much attention, which makes them a cheaper choice, and the healthy perk is that these products are good for your blood pressure, for example.

  • The maintenance

Growing organically demands, next to using certain tools, some manual labor, which is good for you budget. In order for your garden to thrive you don’t have to put chemicals, cancer-causing pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers but just, in the first place, water it regularly and let the bees do their thing. Just pay attention that excessive watering can lead to having negative outcomes, because different plants require distinctive watering, for some plants it is better to water the roots rather than overhead sprinkling them. Moreover, many people reckon that you need to invest a lot of money to purchase the equipment necessary for the gardening when actually you only need sharp small tools such as secateurs, rakes, and good pair of gloves. However, the easiest and most cost-effective thing to do is only pluck out the weeds with your hands.

  • Preparation and protection

Parallel to regular maintenance, for growing an organic garden using the right protection is a must. First of all, prior to planting consider choosing and purchasing the quality seeds. If you have gathered all the leftovers in the containers throughout the previous years then you already have a quality compost, which is a natural fertilizer and a cheap one. And when it comes to protecting your grounds, one idea is to soak a stinging nettle, which can grow anywhere (even in your garden), and spray the vegetables and plants. That is the best organic and low-priced insect protection.

  • Environmental contribution

When you decide to grow your organic Eden, you already beautify the entire surrounding with the lavish greeneries, contribute to your neighborhood having cleaner oxygen and you make a healthier environment for the bees and birds. All the leftovers from the organic production can be used and recycled as a natural fertilizer which has significant positive environmental benefits. What is more, when you mow the lawn you can use grass and leaves leftovers to mulch the plants, and then you will not need to water that often which definitely saves time and money. By eating organic food you will have a better immune system, regulated blood pressure and you will have food which is rich in fibers, vitamins, iron, mineral and other healthy nutrients.

  • Preventative measures

So, you have started growing an organic garden but then noticed that there are some outcomes that you can't control – mother nature. There can be some problems that you just can't influence on such as acid rains, lead coming from old houses, exhaust fumes and gases from the cars or any bad weather conditions. If hailstorm, for instance, occurs there is not much you can do to protect your garden but secure it in advance with netting or covers. Another thing, you can separate some of the plants by implementing garden beds or wooden ladders, and you will secure that healthy products don't mix with contaminated ones.

Merely having an organic production doesn't require much energy or budget since the focus is on regular work and dedication. The greatest benefits of growing organic plants are that they will bring you fresh, healthy, and toxic-free products without much investment.  

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