Have you ever wanted to build your own vegetable garden but are not sure where to start? Or perhaps you failed drastically ?
What is organic gardening mean?
A basic definition of organic gardening is gardening without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
But organic gardening is much more than simply replacing man-made chemicals with those derived from natural sources.
It is a philosophy of gardening that supports the health of the whole system.
Full Sun :- Check if your home or yard gets 8 hours a day sunlight as it is the vital element for growth of vegetables.
Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Start small :- start with 100 sq. ft. or even container will do.
Even if you don’t have a sunny backyard or patio, you may be able to grow parsley, mints, garlic/green onions, chives, or even small tomatoes in boxes and containers.
Good Soil :- Plant in good soil. Plants’ roots penetrate soft soil more easily, so you need nice loamy soil.
Compost :- Compost is the main ingredient for developing rich organic soil. You can use almost any kind of organic material to make compost that will enrich your soil, but the best things to start with are usually right there in your garden
- Fallen leaves
- Weeds (preferably before they go to seed)
- Grass clippings
- Herbivore Manures.
- Fish and Seaweed Emulsions
- Vermi composting or Worm Poo
- Old fruit and vegetable trimmings
Don’t use anything containing oil, fat, meat, grease, feces, dairy, or wood chips.
Plants : Buy the seeds required for planting from a local nursery or the same can be treasured at home by mere keeping the seeds of tomatoes , chillies etc.
carrot , beetroot , radish stems can be used for regrowth.
What are the easiest vegetables to grow?
The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow
Carrots ,Green Beans, Lettuce ,Cucumbers ,Spinach, Tomatoes, Radishes and Bell Peppers.
Fertilize :- To provide consistent nutrients for fruit-producing plants, add quick-release fertilizer to the soil every three to four weeks.
Before planting the summer garden, work slow-release fertilizer into the soil.
Organic farmers also use animal manure, certain processed fertilizers such as seed meal and various mineral powders such as rock phosphate and green sand, a naturally occurring form of potash that provides potassium.
Microbes :- I take one of the above fertilizers and mix them with a microbial innoculant such as compost tea or effective microorganisms,
and a sugar source such as molasses. Microbes are just as important in our soil as organic matter and nutrients.
I actually think about them before I think about fertilizing. The sugar source is important to feed the microbes.
Microbes aren’t talked about as much, so this is one of the more unique tips about organic vegetable gardening for beginners.
Water:- Yes, it’s boring, but I always have to mention it.
Water newly seeded areas daily and newly planted areas probably every 2-3 days.
By late spring, water less often – 1-3 times a week – but more deeply to encourage roots to go down.