Starting Organic Vegetable Garden

 Organic Vegetable Garden

Organic Vegetable Garden
Organic Vegetable Garden

Growing organic vegetable garden is not a rocket science but you need to know the basics of designing and setting up the garden in traditional way. This form of gardening is found to be most efficient in producing fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables. It is popularly believed that organic gardening is a difficult task but in fact organic gardening is a systematic process of growing vegetable in which you face less hassles and long term good results.

Organic vegetable gardening is a simple method of planting, growing and maintaining of vegetable gardens without using any artificial synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. When you take care of your plants in natural ways, the product produced by plants is also natural, healthy and nutritious. By using chemicals though it is possible to grow fast and large sized vegetables but actually they are not as nutritious as natural vegetables and fruits.

While starting organic vegetable garden the right type of vegetables are selected which can be the best match for the garden conditions like climate, soil, temperature and current season of the year. Your local gardening center can guide you about what suits best to your garden based on all the above factors. If your area has less water you must select the vegetables that can survive in dry conditions.

Before dropping seeds, soil should be prepared and made ready by clearing weeds, rocks and any other harmful material. Soil should be tilled thoroughly and made moist. You can add some compost, bone meal and green sand which can enrich the soil with necessary nutrients. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus are the main minerals required by the plants. If your soil contains these minerals the vegetables you are growing will be very nutritious and healthy.

pH of the soil is adjusted by mixing sulfur and lime in the soil. Natural organic fertilizers can also be added to make the soil better. Organic wastes like recycled leaves, grass clippings, coffee grounds, egg shells and other kitchen wastes also makes the soil more rich for growing vegetables.

Proper spacing should be maintained while planting the seeds and starter plants. You can plant them in the parallel rows or in an order which suits to your garden or bed. You can also plant other plants in between the vegetables to improve the appearance of your garden.

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