Surprisingly, the global economic climate is not the only cause of the recent increase in our collective desire to start growing our own fruits or vegetables. The orchard is also considered as a good way to escape the electronic world, something that continues to become more challenging. In addition, it is a way of reestablishing a connection with the natural order of the planet. As a result, it has been cited several times that it causes positive impacts on the well-being of the individual and allows for a healthier lifestyle. The points below will teach you how to start gardening.
The first thing to consider to creating an orchard is the terrain. That is the place and the size. For those living in cities, it is possible that there is land that belongs to the city council or private owners and is divided into land area available for the garden. Apart from the safety of the place, it is necessary to consider the distance from the home and water sources. But the most important things to ask yourself what you are going to cultivate. For example, tubers like potatoes need more space than climbers such as tomatoes and beans.
If you are lucky, your garden may have no weeds. But if you have not cared for a long time, you probably have to solve the problem of the most common herbs such as thistles and nettles. How to deal with the problem will depend on what there is. If you decide to prepare the soil, you should do it by section, covering the already prepared parts until cultivating. If few weeds can be removed by hand before cultivating.
It will not be long before one wonders what tools are needed. If there is an awkward situation of weeds or soil, you may need the help of a cultivator or hedge trimmer. If you are lucky, you could borrow local garden tools. Also, there could be a communal shed. If not, it will certainly be possible to rent what is needed, but if you have a large enough land, perhaps it would be better to invest in your tools.
The least thing you need to consider before planting is how to use the garden space. Traditionally, the orchards are organized by beds of a meter of width with roads to the sides to allow access. Of course, it will depend on what you want to cultivate. But to make better use of space, some gardeners like to skirt wood beds, leaving enough room to keep them on both sides. After use, you must cover it during the winter so that you are ready for next year if you want, but always consider alternating harvests to keep the soil in good condition in the long run.