Everyone knows that veggies should be part of their diet. They’re healthy, nutritious & contain loads of anti oxidants.
If you’re shocked by the high prices for organically grown vegetables at your grocery store, you could get your hands on a microgreens growing kit and grow your own!
What Is Organic Vegetable Gardening?
Organic vegetable gardening as become very popular these days. People have become aware of the harm that fertilizers and pesticides have on their health.
Yeah, using chemicals does help farmers grow veggies bigger & faster. However, these very same chemicals used can be very harmful to your overall health and well being.
In the early days, farmer could safely grow produce only relying on natural sunlight and a well thought out irrigation system. The good news is that going natural is making a huge comeback!
Even better, you can start your own garden at home. All you need is some soil, water and sunlight.
If you’re wondering what types of organic veggies you can grow, cabbage, onions, potatoes & broccoli are popular at the moment. Truth be told, you can grow just about anything your heart desires.
As long as you know what plants grow best in what season, you’re pretty much good to go. In addition, you’re going to deed a good drainage system or consider using a raised bed system.
Once you’ve done a bit of research, it’s time for you to check out what seeds are available for sale. Generally speaking, they come in packets that have instructions on how to grow them.
After you have your seeds, the next step is planting them. Once you’ve done this, you need a way to keep your plants safe until it’s time to harvest them.
This is an important part of organic vegetable gardening, especially since your veggies can come under attack from animals, pests and weeds. To keep your garden safe from these predators, get a toad, a bird or even other insects to eat them.
When it comes to dealing with weeds, you’ll have to control them the old fashioned way by pulling them up from the ground yourself. To keep animals away, you could but up a fence, use animal hair or deodorant soap with a strong fragrance as deterrents.
Using mulch is another good idea, especially those made using garden compost, manure or chipped bark. You’ll need to apply it 3 to 4 inches from the ground to get the best results.
Some varieties of veggies can be grown indoors, such as tomatoes. You can use a plastic, wooden or even a clay container to plant them in. Just make sure you water them daily & give them plenty of sunlight to grow.
Place them outdoors during the daytime. If the weather turns cold, bring them inside and place them somewhere in your home, preferably in an area with a southern exposure.
I recommend that if you’re using containers to grow your veggies, stick with a mixture of perlite, peat & vermiculite instead of regular soil.
Yes, it can be a challenge to start an organic vegetable garden, especially in the beginning. However, it will more than pay off when it’s time to harvest your crops.
You’ll have cheap, delicious & healthy veggies, at a price that’s much cheaper than what you’d pay at a grocery store. Even better, you could start a side hustle & earn some extra cash by selling off the veggies you don’t use!