You should think about digging small trenches between rows of plants if you are planting an organic garden. This will help the water to flow directly to the plants, and you will not need to water them as often. This saves water, which helps you save money and helps the environment.
Depending on where you live, you may be able to continue harvesting some garden crops during the winter. You can protect these vegetables by covering them with a homemade tent. First, a pole of some sort should be driven into the ground at each corner of your garden. Cover them with sheets and hold down the edges with bricks. This is an inexpensive way to build a tent that will protect your crops during winter. When you water your organic garden, choose a soaker hose for the best results. This will allow the water to seep slowly into the soil straight to the plant’s roots. They use less water than sprinklers and are much less tedious than hand watering your plants.
Tend your organic garden on a regular schedule. While you may not be able to spend time in the garden on a daily basis, there are still many things you can do to keep things from snowballing out of control. If you put the dog outside, weed a few spots in the garden while your dog goes to the bathroom. Add mulch to flowerbeds and your garden that is about three inches and made from various organic materials. Your garden will look more professional, have fewer weeds, and benefit from the moisture control and additional nutrients.