5 Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips

January 12th, 2011 by admin

If you are new to organic vegetable gardeningorganic vegetable gardening then these tips are essential in making sure that you grow the best vegetables that you can and without having too many problems from bugs and insects.

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1 Healthy Soil

Getting the right soil is essential when it comes to organic vegetable gardening so it is important to make sure you mix the soil with a nice compost, this will ensure that the soil has all of the vital nutrients needed for growing your lovely, healthy vegetables.

2 Companion Planting

Growing plants that have a strong scent along side your organic veg can attract the nasty insects away from your vegetables. This is one of my favourite ways of keeping the bugs at bay.

3 Making your own compost

I find that it is so much better to make my own compost out of tea bags, vegetable peelings, bits of newspaper…. basically anything that you would normally just throw away. (within reason of course)

4 Natural Pesticides

Experimenting with natural pesticides can be a very rewarding and a simple way of keeping the bugs away from your vegetables. For example, you could try using a lemon grass plant to repel the mosquito’s, or if you plant garlic around fruit trees, it will repel borers. So if you are having problems with a specific insect or bug then it isn’t too hard to just look up a way of using a natural pesticide to deter them.

5 Wildlife Is Your Friend

While organic vegetable gardening, having an abundance of wildlife is a fantastic way of keeping your vegetables healthy.

These 5 tips will ensure that you are able to produce some fantastic vegetables and not have too many problems with them being nibbled on.

But if you are fairly new to organic vegetable gardening and would like a method of growing delicious vegetables without any of the usual problems organic gardeners face then i would strongly recommend the Food4Wealth program as it completely takes the guess work out of your gardening and is ideal for first time gardeners.

Why Grow Organic Foods?

July 9th, 2012 by admin

There is a great deal of popular culture discussion that involves the word organic these days. Organic gardens are sprouting up everywhere and organic produce filling the shelves. For this reason, you may be considering growing your own organic garden but are unsure just what benefits can come from putting your hands to soil and starting. The following information explains the great attributes and benefits that come from making a portion of your yard an organic foods growth spot.

 

Self-Accomplishment

When building an organic garden, there will be hard work involved. There will be days where hours will be spent tending to your garden and getting all of your plants up to par and growing successfully. If starting your garden from scratch or maintaining the organic growths, there is something that is very self-esteem affirming about growing your own garden. It sounds a bit odd but seeing something that you helped create, from tiny seed or seedling to full plant, can be exciting and fun. You will feel as if you accomplished something by nurturing a plant throughout its life successfully, and this sense of fulfilment is a well-earned one. It should be a source of pride and this self-esteem boosting pride is a great personal benefit of choosing to create an organic garden near your home.

 

Health

There is no doubt that eating organic foods is a great way to boost your overall health and the health of your body. Many foods that are not grown organically have been grown in an area where chemicals are used on the plants. They are used to not only boost growth unnaturally but also to kill weeds and insects that can hurt the growth. These may be noble causes, but the use of these chemicals can lead to seepage into the foods themselves. Therefore, when you eat these foods you are indirectly absorbing these toxins as well. If you grow an organic garden, however, you can see many of your foods from start to finish and know exactly what has been placed on or near your plants. Chemicals will not be used that you do not want and you can be ensured that the foods you are eating are healthy and safe. This is one of the top reasons that organic foods are chosen and also why organic gardens are planted.

 

Helping the Community

There are many ways that organic gardening can extend its benefits beyond your particular property line. Growing an organic garden can help to restore balance to the earth that will benefit nearby soil as well. It can help to replenish and nourish the ground this can spread. It can also be a way to benefit the economy and health of your community as well. By selling products at a local farmer’s market that you have grown in your garden, donating the items to those in need, or providing your family and friends with your organic wares, you are actually spreading healthy options throughout the economy, at a lower price than many large growers will provide, too. When you provide these organic and home grown foods to people in your life, a little love will go with them as well!

Organic Gardening Time Savers

July 2nd, 2012 by admin

Starting an organic garden can be fun and exciting. It is the chance to not only grow something beautiful in your greenhouse or in your yard, but to get out there and really get your hands dirty doing some hard work. Taking care of a garden, no matter how much you enjoy it, can take time. For those looking to still get the organic garden that they want and save a little time while doing it, there are some time saving tips that can help you. The following outlines just some of these helpful hints.

 

Organise

As anyone who gardens knows, there are important tools that you will need to use when completing your garden. Spending time tracing across to a shed, however, can be difficult and take up time. If you forget something, as will inevitably happen, making the trip two or three times can get frustrating and take up time. For this reason, it is important that you organise your tools and clearly display them so you can easily grab them. If possible, save travel time by organising a kit that you can bring with you and pack up when you are done. This will save you time in transporting the necessary items. Further, you may even wish to plant a garden near to the spot that you will be utilising for tool and fertiliser storage. This may not be possible, however, so the other tips will help you to save time, too!

 

Use A Hose

Just as with making trips to get the tools you need can take time, making these same trips so that you can fill a watering can be equally as time consuming. For this reason, it may be a good idea to invest in a hose that can be utilised without the constant need of refilling. Hoses should not be too powerful, however, as this can damage the plants that you are growing. Opt for a lower powered hose or what is known as a soaker hose to meet your gardening needs. This is important so that you can water your plants and do so safely, without the trips that take time.

 

Mulch Efficiently

Organic mulch is something that many gardeners like to use to create a healthy environment for organic plant growth. This mulch, however, can take time to spread. Instead of trying to evenly lay the mulch down by hand, save time by using a rake to spread it throughout your garden. If you do this with care and a little patience, you can spread the mulch more quickly and still get the coverage that you desire.

 

Budget Your Time

Instead of spending hours in your garden at one time, build up to the tasks that you need completed. What this means is taking a bit of time each day. A few minutes here and a few minutes there will add up to being long hours in the week spent on your garden. This will also mean that you can avoid long weekend days spent working on it when you may want to be doing something else. An added bonus is that a few minutes doing some work each day can help to ease the mind and relax you.

How to Start Your Own Organic Garden

June 24th, 2012 by admin

Organic gardening is growing in popularity and for very good reason. Gardening organically creates a healthier, and more economical, way to acquire many of the fruits, vegetables, and other foods that are consumed daily. For this reason, it can be a great option for many individuals. Yet, it may be difficult to even know where to begin. The following are some tips to get you started on your way to building the organic garden of your dreams.

 

Pick the Ideal Spot

The first thing to do, after deciding to start your own organic garden, is to pick the ideal spot to start your growing venture. You will need to consider the different soil types available to you in your yard as well as how much sun each spot gets. Certain seeds will need different amounts of light to grow. For instance, herbs and vegetables can require over five hours of sun a day so you would want to ensure that nothing, at any point in the day, would prevent them from reaching this amount. You also want to make sure that water issues are not of concern at different points. Sometimes, water remains stagnate in an area and does not drain properly. You do not want your garden to become swamped so make sure that you know the water and lighting of the yard before you pick the perfect spot. From there you can begin creating the perfect bed for your plants.

 

Pick the Seeds

Consider what you want to grow in your garden, after knowing the conditions that you have in your yard. Pick the seeds that you want to grow and gather them all. Bring your collection together and get excited, because you are one step closer to your dream organic garden. If you are not going to begin from the seed stage, look for plants that are being grown in an organic greenhouse or shop. This can help to ensure that you remain organic from start to finish, even if you do not want to begin with seeds.

 

Bedding

Dig up the soil that you will need for creating your garden. You will want to consider how much room you will need and how much space. Consider the number of plants that you will be growing and how much they will need throughout the growth. Then, from there, begin planting your seeds. You may wish to add compost or natural fertilisers to the garden soil at this point so that your plants get the added help in growing well but are not disrupted by chemical additives.

 

Begin Planting

Dig the holes where your plants will go once you have found the right seeds or the right starter plants. Make sure that you provide a deep enough hole for them to root. As a rule, the hole should be wide enough to fit two widths of the root ball in it. Place it in the soil and pat the soil back down. Give them a quick drink of water and sit back and watch. With a little love and care, your garden will be beautifully flourishing in no time at all. A final tip would be to place organic mulch around the growing plants for an added growing boost.

Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips

January 21st, 2011 by admin

Organic gardening is becoming much more popular in recent years, one of the main reasons for this is because the thought of the mass produced fruit and vegetables that are sprayed with numerous harmful chemicals is not very appealing and people want to look after their bodies by eating organic produce. There are a couple of things that you must make sure that you get right when it comes to organic gardening otherwise most of your crops will unfortunately die or get eaten pretty quickly.

The first of these things is your soil, this is what your plants are going to be getting their nutrients from so failure to get this right will mean your plants will not be able to grow big ad strong as you want them to. Certain plants will need different types of soil so be sure to do a little bit of research on the exact type of soil you will need for all of your crops. As well as getting a good quality soil you should start making your own compost, now this is a fairly straight forward process but it does take a long time and is an all year round project so the sooner you get started with it the better. When your compost is finished it will help with the fertility of the soil in your organic garden and also give your plants everything that they need to be big, strong and more importantly delicious. Plus you will also be doing your bit for the environment because the things that you use on your compost heap will be recycled waste products from your kitchen.

The second important thing to get right when growing your own organic vegetables is making sure that you do not get too many bugs and animals eating all of your lovely crops. This can be done in a couple of different ways. One of my favourite and most effective ways you can do this is by doing some companion planting, if you have never heard of this before then it is basically just a method of growing certain plants in close vicinity of each other that are able to help each other out by repelling the nasty bugs and insects that are going to eat your plants or by attracting good bugs and insects that will help to defend your plants. This is a simple but very effective way of protecting your garden and is certainly important for any organic gardening project.

Organic gardening is certainly worth while and is a great way of feeding your family healthy and delicious food, and if you have young children then they will be more likely to try different fruits and vegetables if they have been involved with growing them so is fantastic in that aspect. So if you have not started growing your own organic food yet you must give it a go and I’m sure that you will absolutely love the results.