You've decided to do you gardening the healthy and safe way for you and your family, but your not sure how to start. To achieve the best results you want from your organic garden, you need to ask yourself a few questions.

Here are a few of the questions that come to mind:

Do you have an area that has full sun for most of the day?

What kind of soil do you have? Not to worry, as you can always add amendments with the regular addition of organic matter to make your soil suitable for organic garden growing.

What are the food needs of your family in regards to organic gardening? You don't want to grow squash if no one in your family likes it. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, strawberries, you have to determine what fruits and vegetables your family likes.

Do you have enough water available to the area that you want to create your organic garden?

Temperature zones - is your area extremely hot or do you have a short growing season? You will need to know this to determine the types of plants you want to grow and and when to do your planting.

Do I know what to do with garden pests and problems? Are you looking to grow your garden without using chemicals or synthetic fertilizer?

Organic gardening is a learning process that can sometimes be confusing. It requires a good deal of patience.

The main key to organic gardening is to keep a healthy balance in your garden by replicating nature in the garden. You want to prevent problems, rather than have to treat them after the fact. This means no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, healthy soil is what your looking for. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants which are better able to withstand pests than stressed plants! If your soil is healthy and alive, you have a good start and all the other pieces fall into place.

Are you ready for organic gardening? If so, stick around for our tips and tricks to learn how to reward yourself with the accomplishment of organic gardening.

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