Organic vegetable gardening is a fun and fulfilling hobby which does not require you to master every aspect of it to be successful. Having organic vegetable gardens can put food on your table that is healthy and delicious, even if you are a novice and have never had a garden before. Organic vegetable gardens are not that hard and by using the following tips you should do very well this year.
When it comes to the success of a garden, you have to pay careful attention to the soil you start out with. If you don’t know how to tell how healthy your soil is by looking at it, you can send it to an organization who will test it for you. Another option is to buy a kit, either online or at a local store, that tests the PH (acid-alkaline) level of your soil. Your vegetables will do best with soil whose PH level is somewhere in the range of 5.5 and 7.5. It’s better to go out and purchase some soil rather than try to start your garden with soil that’s not very healthy. Starting with the best possible soil is one of the main factors that will determine the success of your organic vegetable gardens.
Then you can think about nourishing your soil with compost, which you can supply from your own home or buy. Planting organic vegetable gardens is one thing, but choosing the location for it is another – here’s why this is important. You need to choose the right location for your garden; if you don’t, it may not grow as well as you would like.
Most vegetables need six hours of sunlight a day, so wherever you plant it, it needs to get lots of sun. Drainage, and soil quality, are considerations that need to be looked at prior to planting. Other variables include the slope of the land which can directly affect the water and light that your garden will get. Your organic vegetable gardens will have many problems if soggy areas manifest due to unwanted sloping. Strong winds are not applicable for proper gardening conditions; do not plant where it is windy. It is a good idea to plant your garden behind a barrier, artificial or natural, that can protect it from the wind.
If, like many people, you’re trying to eat more organic fruits and vegetables, starting your own garden is a great place to start.
The problem with many store bought vegetables is that you have no way of knowing what kind of chemicals and pesticides may have been used in growing them. Vegetables bought at the supermarket may also contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and there may be dangers in this type of artificially produced food. The fact is, when you look at a fruit or vegetable at the store, it could be from almost anywhere and sprayed with almost anything. You have so much more control over vegetables that come from your own garden. Many products at the store have also traveled a very long way, which is harmful to the environment.
There are quite a few benefits of organic vegetable gardens when you consider the alternatives. By growing more of your own food, you’re saving money, eating tastier and healthier vegetables and using less energy. There’s no need to learn everything at once; just start out by planting a few of your favorite vegetables. Organic vegetable gardens are really just a matter of allowing nature to take its course.