Organic Vegetable Gardening TipsJanuary 21st, 2011 by Jane
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.