Enjoy Organic Vegetable Gardening
There´s quite a lot to enjoy if you´re a home gardener. If you´re gifted with a green thumb, you get to indulge in the pleasures of gardening. Then there are, of course, fresh and bountiful yields you can collect from your own garden. These are fruits, flowers and greens showered with the nourishment of nature and cared for by your own hands. One form of gardening which is becoming more popular is organic vegetable gardening. It´s fairly easy and straightforward when you start an organic vegetable gardening project. And why grow vegetables organically? Healthy, hefty and ecologically friendly. These are the kind of harvests you will enjoy from your organic vegetable garden.
How To Start Organic Vegetable Gardening
Choose the right location so you can make the most of your organic vegetable garden. A site that receives about 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight is ideal. If this is not possible, an alternative would be to grow organic vegetables that do not need full sun. If the land slopes in the available site, orient your garden so you´ll have the best benefits of ample sun exposure. A land with a depression (where water collects) should be filled in. You don´t want your garden to get soggy. You should protect your garden from high winds in your area (if ever) with a hedge
a wall, any other structure or trellises. See to it that you have convenient access to water, compost and the necessary tools.
Check the soil potential of your organic gardening. If it is rocky and full of tree roots, opt for a raised bed vegetable garden or a lasagna garden. Your other option is to double dig the soil. Assess the soil to make sure it is perfect for growing organic vegetables. Try sending samples of the soil to your local cooperative for testing. Via such means, you can determine what kind of soil you have, what nutrients are deficient and how you can improve the soil condition. You can do a quick DIY soil test, too.
Hefty Healthy Harvests From Organic Vegetable Gardening
Start with organically grown plants and seeds to grow in your Organic Garden. It´s not a good idea to use conventionally grown plants to start your garden. They are often loaded with chemical fertilizers and pesticides which is contradictory to the eco- friendliness of your organic vegetable garden. You can obtain organically grown plants and seeds from nurseries, garden centers, big box stores and mail order companies. Then you can plant, grow and harvest chemical free and truly fresh organic gardening products from your lush and eco- friendly organic vegetable garden