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Organic Vegetable Gardening
Creating a successful organic vegetable garden may take practice and your practice may span over several seasons. Do not become discouraged! Even one delicious homegrown tomato may make all of your work worthwhile. Organic gardening is the oldest method of cultivation, it's good for your family, and it's less expensive to do! You will find that organic vegetable gardening may become the most rewarding hobby, or lifestyle, you have ever undertaken.
Your personal organic vegetable garden may cover acres of land or merely a few square feet. City dwellers can have successful roof-top or balcony gardens in raised beds that are viable, fun and beautiful. Organic vegetable gardening is not just for the leisure class or hippies!
How to start your organic veggie garden
You will find that an organic vegetable garden is more sustainable in many ways. By avoiding the use of pesticides and herbicides you will maintain healthy soil for years of successful growing seasons. Because you have not indiscriminately eliminated living things from your land, these creatures will continue to thrive and to aid in your garden’s health.
Benefits of an organic vegetable garden
An organic vegetable garden means a garden free of synthetic chemicals. You will find, with minimal research, that all problems common to gardening: diseases, pests, weeds and soil problems, can be fixed naturally. These natural solutions are generally safer, cheaper, easier and on the whole, more pleasant than their commercial counterparts.
Critters are good for gardens
Organic gardening is economical!
Matching your vegetable species for maximum growth
The best time to grow organic beans is in the spring, once you are sure that the last frost has hit (beans are highly sensitive to frigid weather and frosts). Also, corn and tomatoes are best planted about the same time as well. When it comes to organic squash sharing the same garden space as the other plants, then plant them a couple weeks later. This will prevent the leaves from shading out the new sprouts of its neighboring seedlings.
Organic gardening is not a fad or new in any way. Rather, organic gardening is the oldest, cheapest and most practical means of growing vegetables that exists. Organic vegetables are tastier, prettier and healthier than their non-organic counterparts. Organic gardening benefits not only you and your family, but your land, animals and the earth. And you will find with fertile soil and healthy plants that insect herbivory will actually decrease.