HOW TO START & GROWING AN ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN
Growing organic vegetables means your family can enjoy healthy, tasty, fresh produce free of synthetic chemicals or pesticides. Some of the organic gardening basics are the same as nonorganic. Plant in an area that gets full sun, at least 6 hours a day (8 to 10 hours is even better). All gardens require frequent watering, so make sure you have a spigot and hose that will reach all corners of your plot.
GETTING STARTED WITH ORGANIC GARDENING
In its simplest form, organic gardening means gardening without man-made chemicals. Instead of synthetic ingredients, organic gardeners rely on ingredients that occur naturally and that work in harmony with the natural goodness that comes from healthy, productive soil.
Organic gardening has many levels. Commercial market gardeners must meet very strict guidelines to produce and process certified-organic foods, but many home gardeners may focus simply on nurturing their soil and plants with organic and natural-based products that avoid chemical residues in foods and the environment. You can enjoy the benefits of an organic approach to gardening, whatever level works for you and your family.
TIPS FOR GROWING AN ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN
1. Prepare the soil before planting
2. Choose the right plants for your region and conditions
3. Plant flowers in or near the garden to attract bees and other pollinators.
4. Make your own organic compost and mulch.
5.Feeding your garden the best organic fertilizers
Benefits of Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden
- Easy access to fresh produce
- Improved taste due to freshness and lack of chemicals
- Save money
- Improved nutrition
- Reduce exposure to harmful chemicals
- Does not harm the water table
- Kinder to the environment
- Improves biodiversity