How To Start An Organic Home Vegetable Garden ?
Imagine picking fresh juicy succulent vegetables from your home vegetable garden everyday and cooking them without worrying about chemicals and toxins? That is what organic vegetable gardening is all about. However, many people have no idea how to start an organic home vegetable garden.
If you are keen on having an organic home vegetable garden, the first thing to do is purchase organic seeds. You can get these at your local nursery, farmers' market, online or mail catalogues. Make sure that you only go for those vegetable seeds that you and your family love eating. Most people go for vegetables like corn, beans, peas, potatoes, tomatoes and spinach.
Once you have your organic seeds, prepare the vegetable patch. Make sure that the ground is well tilled. Leave it out to sun for one whole day. Add compost to the soil and turn it well. Once this is done, plan your vegetable patch. Figure out how space you should have between the plants and this will be dependent on the vegetables you are intending to grow. For instance, if you are growing organic lettuce, you can plant the seeds close together. However, if you are planting tomatoes, then you need to ensure that the plants grow two feet apart. But, it is best to select those vegetables that require less space. This way you will be able to grow more and different varieties simultaneously.
Plan your vegetables for two growing seasons. This way you will have vegetables like beets, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, peas, potatoes and spinach in the cool growing season, vegetables like beans, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pepper, squash, tomatoes and pumpkins in the warm growing season.
Some seeds can be sown directly into the ground without first being grown as seedlings in the nursery. Figure out which vegetable seeds can be planted directly into the ground, which have to be first started as seedlings. Sometimes, it helps to start the seedlings in winter and then transplanting them in spring after the last frost. Now sow the seeds or seedlings, fertilize the soil regularly with compost and water the plants as and when required. Then sit back and watch your plants grow all the vegetables you and your family love to eat.
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