With the health revolution taking the whole world by storm, a lot of people have started eating healthy and one of the food staples that are becoming increasingly popular is organic vegetables. Because of the demand, prices of these organic gardening fruits have become pretty steep.
The best way is to actually grow your own. Below are some of the things that you need to know about organic gardening and the vegetables that it reaps.
What is organic gardening?
[ad#My Organic Food Garden 240×400]This kind of gardening uses only natural products, from the fertilizers up to the pesticides. This ensures that the vegetable produce will not contain any chemicals.
Organic gardening is however harder to do than ordinary gardening because you are replenishing what is naturally occurring in the environment. For instance, to make sure that the plants are healthy, you need to make compost as fertilizer. Some gardeners also plant legumes so that there will be more nitrogen for the plants.
What do you use as fertilizer?
If you cannot use the chemical fertilizers that you can buy from stores, what will you use? Organic matter. This is made up of the wastes of animals, the remains of decaying plants, and food scraps. For instance, if you have pets in the house, use their wastes and bury them underneath the soil.
The same goes with dried leaves, grasses and food scraps that you have at home. The beauty of this is the fact that you don’t have to buy. You create your own. The downside, its a lot of work. Making compost turns off other people too because it can get yucky.
What’s the most important part of organic gardening?
One thing that you should really take care of is the soil. The basic rule in organic gardening is this: if you make the soil healthy and feed it right, it will feed your plants and make it healthy too. This is actually not uncommon.
After all, we all know that plants get their nutrients from the minerals that they get from the soil. In fact, the water that seeps through the soil is the one that they use as food. You should also put into the soil, organic materials which can serve as natural fertilizers.
This does not only improve the texture of the soil but also help attract organisms that create nutrients for the soil.