Organic vegetable gardening rocks, and it’s a worthwhile investment. It saves you money when it comes to buying food for you and your family. And, you can be sure to serve only the freshest, purest vegetables for them on your dinner table. But, of course, before you start check out these important organic vegetable garden growing tips:
- You might not be able to grow your garden year round, depends on where you live. There are specific temperatures required to grow vegetables. Like the Brussels sprouts and onions, they are likely to grow best in a 50-70 degree temperatures. Check the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map for more specifics on your growing season.
- Consistent and deep watering is important with organic gardening. An automatic watering system is a great idea. This is to be sure that your organic vegetable garden will have enough water, especially on busy days. We all know that water is very essential for growing plants, so you need to be sure that they’re getting the right amount of water. And, we all know how easy it is to forget to water!
- Another essential for plants is sunlight, so make sure that you plant your garden where there is enough sun light. Some plants need lots of sunlight for them to grow, others like a little shade. The optimal hours for this are around 6 to 8 hours. Consider planting in containers and planters, that way you can move the vegetable plant around to gather all the sunlight it needs.
- Use compost in your organic vegetable garden. It will improve the soil texture, soil health, and increase it’s nutrients. It you use compost, you make not even need an organic fertilizer.
- Check into organic pest control for your organic vegetable garden. Doesn’t matter if you are buying organic seeds, and using organic fertilizer, if you attack garden pests with chemicals. There are a lot of organic pest control options out on the market these days.
These simple tips will surely make your organic vegetables sprout in no time. And, if you plan accordingly, it’ll surely give you plenty of vegetables that you can harvest year in and year out. So, feed your family the best vegetables you could ever have, and lower your food budget! Grow your own vegetables!
Organic vegetable gardening has been around long time. But, folks are reinvesting in organic gardening. Growing organic vegetables is the least expensive way to give your family the healthy foods they need. So, save money, and be sure that you’re giving them only those nutritious foods they deserve! Oh, and those would be foods that are free from chemicals, unlike others that you buy at the gorcery store.
Here’s a ton of great information from University of Tennessee’s Agricultural Extension Service on organic vegetable gardening.