We hope you all enjoyed our lengthy introduction to beekeeping in its most natural form. If you have been just a little bit as resourceful as all bees are, then you may have already justified your curiosity about bees and their natural universe by conducting extensive searches on the internet to give you further introductions on beekeeping and the ways and means that you could possibly start up your own hive. We do not mind that you do this and, in fact, we wholeheartedly encourage this. Continue to build up those vast resources of knowledge.
But never be overwhelmed or overawed. Yes, beekeeping is not an easy task. It cannot be mastered overnight. It requires patience and the resilience that all bees have. But if you are entirely new to everything that is natural and wonderful, we would like you to focus on organic gardening for beginners for a short while longer before even venturing into the world of beekeeping and producing your own pots of honey. The beginner’s exercise will be a lot easier in any case. And it will most certainly be a rewarding journey and learning curve for you, this early in the day.
So to this end and towards helping you attract bees to your first garden spread and thus help to preserve them, let us gift you with a few tips for starting up your first organic garden. We discovered seven well-founded keys in this regard and, of course, we do not at all mind sharing them with you. These are the sun, water, microbes, fertilizer, plant purchase, soil and size. Because it is so practically important, let us start with that last point then; what size should your first garden be. In order to be successful in your enterprise and not be overwhelmed by all the work in front of you, you really need to be mindful of right-sizing your first garden.
This first fundamental is as user-friendly as can be. It will not matter what size your home or grounds are there will always be space for a small plot. Ideally, you will want to start small as a beginner. You do not want to give yourself too much work to do at this stage and, in any case, if you are going to be planting organic vegetables, you really only need a small plot. Urban environments these, days are also challenged for space so you won’t really have much choice in any case.
Pretty much all plants and vegetables, on average, need anything from four to eight hours of sunlight a day. So, to this end, where your first organic garden plot is going to lie is of vital importance. You need to locate a space on your grounds that is going to receive the most sunlight throughout the day and make your preparations thereon. If you do have larger grounds to play with, at a later stage when you have gained some experience, you can start thinking of plants, such as ferns, that thrive on shade.
This requires some explanation. Just for starters though, you can add in compost tea and a sugar source such as molasses. Microbes are essential just as much as all other organic ingredients and nutrients are for your new garden. The abovementioned sugar source is essential for feeding the microbes.
Because you will be starting from scratch, it will be necessary for you to buy ready to plant garden goodies. Read to plant plants as it were compensates for your lack of resources at this point in time. But for many beginners, it can also be a costly enterprise. To compensate on this, in turn, you can buy seeds instead. That will also require some patience on your part because you are likely to have to wait at least three months before seeing any visible growth.
Choosing the correct fertilizer is vital. Also, it can take years to create enough natural fertilizer for your garden. In the meantime, you can add liquid fertilizer, fish fertilizer and sea minerals. These all provide nutrients in abundance. They will be used all year round but usually only once a month.
By utilizing the correct fertilizer, among other things, you will be enhancing and prolonging the good health of your soil. To create the best soil conditions for your first garden, all it takes is just a few inches of premium organic compost layered across the top of your soil. You can also layer two to four inches of mulch for your first topsoil. If the organic layering has been done in accordance with the tips given to you by online experts you may also find that you will not be using or wasting too much water.
And it goes without saying that you are always going to need to water your garden. Do not be too concerned about how much water you will be using at this stage. That is yet one more reason for keeping your first plot small. You will not need to use too much water even against the grain of watering your new shoots regularly at least every other day. Depending on what you plant, later on you will only need to spout your plants with water two to three days a week. And even then, not much water goes to waste.
One last point needs to be made in regard to ensuring that your first garden is going to be authentically organic and is going to act as a magnet for bees. Never, ever use chemical pesticides. These will repel the bees. Or if the hardy bees do come, you will be contributing negatively towards its downfall. You will also be destroying the natural biodiversity of the rest of your garden, eliminating all the other natural contributors that make up the truly organic garden.