Organic vegetable gardening is easy. But to help you, here are some tips you should know.
The biggest decision you have to make is what you will grow in your garden. There are so many vegetables to choose from but keep in mind that certain vegetables cannot be grown because of the climate so take that into consideration as well.
Pick one that’s suited to your soil, climate, and level of shade so that you don’t have difficulty tending to it.
If your home is in a location where droughts happen often, it is important that you grow vegetables that can survive droughts that don’t need a lot of water.
Decide on the size of the area you are going to use. Plot your garden’s layout on a piece of paper, bearing in mind the space each plant will need to grow.
Your vegetables should be mulched with organic material. You can use manure, grass clippings, raked up leaves, and/or food scraps to create your compost heap. This conserves water while adding nutrients and preventing the growth of weeds.
The best part is the lack of digging, as most of the vegetable’s roots are in the first 6 inches of soil.
To aid in vegetable growing, use compost, natural fertilizers and organic materials. They also encourage native earthworms to till and condition your soil.
Pests are a major concern in a garden, they will rot your vegetables. In order to remove them, use different insects, birds, and frogs. It is very effective on crops having infected stems and leaves to be sprayed upon dilute soapy water after which the water can be cleared.
If you buy your vegetables already grown into small plants they are usually in small containers made of plastic. When removing them from a container that you have grown them in, use care not to tear the outside roots.
If you are growing your own vegetables, it is a good idea to plant multiple types because this draws insects to your garden.
Surprisingly, just two per-cent of insects cause harm. This means the rest are beneficial. A Few examples of these include fireflies, ladybugs, spiders, praying mantis and wasps since they eat the insects that eat your veggies. They also take care of such things as plant pollination and composting.
Always weed your vegetable garden! You can hand weed, or spray right on the weed with full strength vinegar. It’s also good for the environment.
Make sure to consistently rotate your crops. This will ensure soil fertility. When planting the new vegetable, avoid regular deep cultivation as this will damage the roots, dry out the soil, disturb healthy soil organisms and bring weeds to the surface that will soon germinate.
If you take these hints, you can raise a wonderful organic garden. You’ll be planting and harvesting all year round, and your grocery bills will plummet. That is assuming of course you have a huge parcel of land to work with.