Organic vegetable gardening had been around for a long time. There are people who practice organic methods, but are unaware that they’re actually organic gardening. Growing plants without using any artificial chemicals, like fertilizers and pesticides, is known as organic gardening.
When you garden organically, you can make sure that you only feed the best vegetables to your family. Plus, you can cut your food budget without compromising the quality. Aside from that, you don’t need to spend more money to buy those artificial chemicals for your vegetable garden.
Composting is a lot better than the usual fertilizer you buy at the gardening store. You will also need to protect your plants from harmful effect that an industrialized chemical could do. That’s one advantage of organic gardening. They don’t harm your plants because they are purely natural and don’t contain chemicals that may harm the immune system of your vegetables.
The following are some important tips you should know:
1. Soil: The soil you use in your vegetable garden will determine your success. Before planting your vegetables, make sure that your soil is healthy it should have a pH value of 6.5 or around neutral, but then again, pH value will depend on the different kinds of vegetables you are going to grow. So, just check specifics for each vegetable, but you are usually pretty safe with a neutral pH.
2. Water and Sunlight: Other important needs of your plants is water and sunlight. They are both essential for growing plants. However, too much and not enough of both will affect the healthy growth of your plants. For sunlight, make sure you chose the area which receives at least 6 hours of sunlight each day; otherwise, it will not get the maximum growth it should have. For water, be sure to water deep. This means water the roots. Don’t focus on watering the leaves.
3. Controlling the Pests: Since you want a vegetables garden that is free from artificial pesticides, you could use beneficial gardening insects, like ladybugs, wasps, and praying mantis. They’re an effective alternative for pesticides and insecticides. If they can’t be found just around your garden, you can always purchase them from nurseries or even on line.
And, don’t forget–
For weeds, pulling them using your hands is more effective than killing them with weed killer.
There’s no harm in sacrificing a little portion of your harvest to bugs to be able to provide your family with natural, organic foods.
Composting kitchen scraps will definitely reduce the amount of waste that is deposited in landfills. Composting is a big help to your environment!