Hello, I hope you guys are enjoying my blogs. As my last blog was about ‘Organic Farming’. Organic vegetable gardening is becoming more popular in this passing year because of the numerous benefits that it has. In this blogging I’m going to discuss on how to grow your own organic food or fruits on your orchards, gardens, small pots etc. If you’re not sure from where to start, then this blog will be best startup for you. It may be easier than you think to have nutritious and healthy vegetables, free from concerns of pesticide residue.
Grow Your Own Organic Food
Growing your own organic food is a great way to ensure that you’re having healthy foods for you and your family. When you grow organic veggies, you won’t be able to treat them with chemicals or herbicides, so you’ll need to be more mindful of pests. Some people think that organic gardening is a boring task, but the truth is, it is as easy as regular gardening. There are some tips that you need to know to be able to ensure that your plants will grow healthy. The plant will usually depend upon the natural ways of growing them. This will then make the plants to tastes natural, complete nutrition and even better, which is very beneficial to your body. Now if you decide on doing organic gardening, then the tips below will help you to plant your foods successfully. You won’t need to be worried about anything because these tips are not as not as complicated as they may seems to be. Remember, you can start small, even with just a single plant or two. Don’t worry if things aren’t perfect in right away at least you’ll learn something and get a lesson which will help in future ahead.
- Location: Before starting your organic food gardening you need choose the right site. The location for your gardening in the appropriate place makes a huge difference. That’s what will help to identify what you’ll have better for growing food in that zone and when to plant them. There are some important things that need to be consider when choosing your garden location. They are as follows:
- Sun: During your main growing session you need to select a site that offers as much as direct sunlight at least 6 or 8 hours. There are some crops which you can grow in case you don’t have a space available that offers much light.
- Terrain: Is the land is in the slope area? You’ll want to align your garden bed to take as much as advantage of the sun exposure. Are there any depression where water collects? You’ll want to be thinking to fill this in with good soil so it doesn’t stay muggy a site like that will take long time to dry out in spring and could result in rotted plant roots during the growing season.
- Wind: Are you living in a windy area or the garden site in the mercy of high winds? You need to consider trying to position your garden in a place that has a hedge, wall, or other structure nearby to reduce the effect of high winds.
- Access to compost, water, tools: You need to make it easy on yourself and try to situate your vegetable garden bed in a convenient place so, you won’t have to drag tools from the other end of your yard and toting a watering.
- Soil Considerations: In order to make a healthy organic vegetable garden or other foods gardening, you need to start with healthy soil. Healthy soil helps build up strong, productive plants, so make sure your veggies get lots of fresh nutrients. You’ll want to make sure your soil has plenty of humus, so the best way is to gauge the quality of your soil is to get it tested.
Chemical soil treatments can harm the beneficial bacteria, worms, and other microbes in the soil. Similarly, practice of chemical gardening can seep into your food. You can create your own compost pile by designating an area or bin at your home where waste products will decompose, or you can buy from local livestock farms that’s organically and humanely raised.
- Plants and Seeds: To survive plant needs the right temperature. For vegetable gardening it’s better at the temperature s of 65-75 degrees for about 14 hours daily. Concern with a specialist about a suitable day or night thermostat to ensure temperatures are properly maintained in your garden. You must maintain the proper levels of humidity because lacking the proper amount of humidity in your garden will result to weak plants. There are various ways to ensure there is enough humidity in your plants, for instance growing the plants close together to create a microenvironment. Similarly, pick suitable plants that have similar needs in terms of light, moisture, drainage, soil quality and according to the garden site.
If you’re buying seedlings, look for the plants raised without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. A great place to buy is at your local farmer’s market, which may also have native plants and varieties well-suited to your area. Some of the things are best grown from the seed, including coriander, dill, sweet peas, cucumbers, and so on.
Besides, above tips there are some of important things that needs to be consider while starting your food gardening. They are as follows:
- Practice Crop rotation
- Watering plants wisely
- Protecting plants without pesticides
- Cleaning the garden area
- Give plants air
During my research I found that it’s good to plant flowers in around your food garden to attract helpful insects that help to pollinate plants. You can plant the flowers like Cosmos, Cleome, black-eyed Susan, Sunflower, Marigold, Daisy, Purple coneflower.
You can even buy books and follow the page on the provided site below to start your own organic garden.