It’s very obvious that organic vegetables taste terrifically better than those grown with chemicals and other stuff.
So what do you think are the secrets behind the terrific taste of organic vegetables?
This is the biggest and most important secret….Organic vegetables are not grown from chemical fertilizers and pesticides! I know, you were expecting something more. BUT, it’s the most important. That’s why they taste so good. It’s not rocket science! It’s just how vegetables should taste naturally, without all the chemicals.
Myth: Organic Vegetable Gardening is Much Difficult than the USUAL Gardening
Some commercial companies tell you how difficult and time consuming it is to have successful organic vegetables. They are just selling their chemicals for gardening.
The very truth is, it’s not! As long as you will follow these simple steps you will have your organic garden in no time!
Here are the secrets you should know to start you organic garden the right way. Let’s get started!
Secret Tip1: Start with a good planning!
Like in everything we do, first thing first! It’s not easy to do the entire task at once. Try to imagine a construction crew starting a building without any blueprints. Just like in organic gardening, you’ll need to have a plan first to have a successful outcome.
Usual Planning Mistake: Be sure that the perfect area you choose is close to a water source. Most of the time, a beginner gardener will choose the place that looks the nicest in the yard. Often, we forget to plan how we are going to get the water to the vegetables in order for them to grow.
Secret Tip2: Facing South!
Question: Why is it necessary for your vegetable garden to face south?
Answer: Simply because, it will have plenty supply of sunlight.
Fact about sunlight: Vegetable garden would need an optimum 6-8 hours of sunlight to produce the best crop. Be sure that there is no shade blocking the sunlight needed by your plant like tall trees, or plants, or even your house.
Sunlight is one of the essential needs of a vegetable garden so don’t mess up with this one, or else say good bye to your dream vegetable garden!
Secret Tip3: Taking away weeds in an organic way!
Before you start planting, be sure that your chosen area is free from weeds. And because you don’t want any chemical weed killer to contaminate your organic vegetable garden, you would use the organic way.
Unfortunately there’s no easy way to get rid of weeds so what I suggest is to get rid of those weeds using your hand when they creep up. The sooner you discover them the better, so the best thing is to prevent them from contaminating your vegetable garden!
Secret Tip4: Prevention is better than Cure!! Weed Prevention Tips…
1. Get some free fertilizer from those left over espressos at Starbucks. It will make your vegetables healthy, and it is absolutely natural! No need to be shy for asking, because the Starbucks corporate offices actually instructs their crew to promote giving away coffee grounds to recycle them. It really is a great way to recycle coffee grounds, and plants love them.
2. You will not notice those small weeds that fell from your gloves and garden tools after de-weeding. So, the best thing to do is to clean your tools, gloves, knee pads and even your shoes to avoid re-depositing weeds in your garden. Your there to plant plants, right? Yeah, not weeds.
3. Just to make sure, why not use cornstarch? Putting cornstarch on the ground would add nitrogen to the soil, making it a natural fertilizerl. Plus, it can kill weeds, too!
4. Watch out for bird feeders. They are great around the garden, but if bird feeders get too close to your vegetable garden, the left over seeds may sprout into weeds. Keep them at a minimum distance of 20 feet from your garden. Besides, you know how some birds just knock the bird seed out of the feeder, while looking for the seeds they like!