Vegetables should be a cardinal component of diet of every person. If you do not want to shell out some bucks for those organically grown and vend out in the market, perhaps you should think about planting your own in the garden. It is very easy to do that even your kids can join in the fun.
Organic vegetable gardening is the “in thing these days as people have realized that the use of fertilizers and pesticides do more harm than good. Yes it will make the vegetables bigger or enable the farmer to harvest them faster but the chemicals used in making these can be injurious to the health of those people who will consume it.
An approach of organic farming is a comeback because of the fact that the farmers of traditional times never used fertilizers and pesticides and depended solely on sunlight and irrigation. These will also enable you to this at home since you have access to the three most basic things namely soil, water and sunlight.
What kind of organic vegetables can you plant? Well, just about everything. Some examples of these include broccoli, cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes and a lot more. You just need to be familiar with the fact that which of them can be planted in the course of contrasting seasons of the year.
An appropriate arrangement of drainage is very essential for your vegetables. If there isn’t, you can check if it is feasible to grow these using a raise bed.
When you have done your research, you can now buy the seeds from the store. These are usually sold in packets so don’t forget to read the instructions before using them.
Planting the seeds for your organic vegetable gardening is the second phase of this operation. The challenging part is making certain that no damage will be done to it until the time that comes whey you start the harvesting.
The pests, weeds or other animals may attack your vegetables and cause damage to it. To prevent this from happening, you need to get a bird, a toad or any other insects inorder to consume them. For weeds, the only thing you can do is pull these one by one from the ground. As for other animals, putting up fences and using animal hair, baby powder or deodorant soaps seems to be a good deterrent.
Mulch is another solution. This can be made from chipped barks, garden compost, leaf moulds and manure. It must be applied at 3 to 4 inches or 8 to 10 cm from the ground in order for it to be effective.
Some organically grown vegetables can also be done indoors. Take for example that tomato that can be germinated and developed using an organic container made out of plastic, wood or clay. You should remember to provide it daily some water and sunlight to ensure its growth.
You can put the containers in a outer area during the day and if the weather is too cold, bring them indoors and put them somewhere else like in the western or southern windows of your home.
One more thing you have to remember about growing organic vegetables in such containers is not to use soil but rather a mixture of peat, perlite and vermiculite.
Organic vegetable gardening is very demanding but it pays off when you are capable of reaping what you sowing. This means additional savings and maybe even a small business if you want to sell whatever excess you have in the market.