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"How to Plant an organic vegetable and herb garden"

Updated on August 20, 2013

"How to Plant an Organic Vegetable and herb Garden"

You can plant and grow anything in your organic vegetable and herb garden, even water melons.
You can plant and grow anything in your organic vegetable and herb garden, even water melons.
You can eat beautiful delicious vegetables from your garden.
You can eat beautiful delicious vegetables from your garden.

"How to Plant a Organic Vegetable and Herb Garden"

When I was about 14 years old, we had our own personal garden for family use. It was a lot of work, but the benefits form having organic vegetables was worth all the hard work. My dad made all of the children pitch in and help do something to help with the garden. We had a large field for our garden but if you have a smaller space, that okay you still can make your organic garden. If you can find a space about 10x10, that would make a nice size garden.

If you have a smaller area, you have to use what you have on hand, if you want to reap the healthy benefits of organic vegetable and herbs. The best thing about planting your own garden, is you want have to worry about pesticide or contaminants being in your veggies; when you eat them. They will be safe plus healthy, a double plus for your health. here are the steps to take to prepare your Organic vegetable and herb garden.

1. Try to have access to a land space about 10x10 feet or even a little larger, if you want to plant many veggies and herbs.

2. The land has to be broken up into soft earth, so you can till the ground and make rows for planting your vegetables and herbs.

3. Once you get the land broken up and have made the rows of the land, take a hoe and go down the center of the row, laying it open for the water,fertilize, and seeds.

4.Then get a water can and irrigate the laid open rows, until you have water everyone of the rows.

5.Get your organic fertilizer and sprinkle it into all the rows.

6.Decide how many rows will go to planting vegetable and then how many for your herbs.

7. All the vegetable should be planted together in different rows and all the herbs should be planting; with herbs to themselves.

8.Open your vegetable seeds individually and sprinkle them down the opens rows; until you have sprinkle all the vegetable seeds in their rows.

9. Then do the same for your herbs, whether it's garlic, cilantro, parsley or what ever, sprinkle all your herds down the rows until finished.

10. Then take your hoe and cover up each vegetable row and each herbs row with the dirt until you have covered all the seeds so the birds don't get them.

Now, after all this has been done, you wait until your vegetable start growing and water them occasionally, but don't drown them. If you lived in an area that's particularly dry, then you might have to water more often. The fun will be when you see your garden starting to grow and flourish, the plus will be when you can finally eat the vegetables from your very own garden.

You have to figure out all the vegetables you plant around the same time, and plant them. Go to a garden center and pick up your vegetables and herbs and plant them together. you might have to buy a hoe, a water can, and the fertilizer, but that's mostly what you will need to plant your organic vegetable and herb garden.

Here are some vegetables we had success with growing"

Tomatoes, bell pepper, okra, all kinds of greens, yellow crook neck squash, string beans, peas, corn, speckled butter beans, green onions, cucumbers, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, peanuts, lettuce, and cabbage.

There are so many vegetables to choose from, that there want be a reason to get board with any of them. Your herbs will depend on what you want to grow, we did garlic, green onions, but you might want to do cilantro, parsley, basil, oregano and any thing else you want to plant. I hope you enjoy your organic vegetable and herb garden as much as we did.

Benny Faye Douglass


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    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Bk, for your comment and feedback, I appreciate you. creativeone59

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      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, I'm back because it is that time of year. First I just love love love the photo at the top. My all time life time favorite healthy fruit.

      You know I planted some years ago and couldn't wait for the big day - it never occurred to me to ask myself why all those squirrels were out there - and so happy. They took every little one. Well, they have to eat too.

      Soon I will start growing again. There is nothing like your own healthy organic garden.

      Thanks again for sharing this!

    • Cheri Schultz profile image

      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Thank you so much for sharing this hub. I love planting vegetable gardens!

    • TrudyVan profile image

      TrudyVan Curre 

      9 years ago from South Africa

      Such a cool Hub. Thank you for sharing

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      Priscilla Chan 

      9 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      I am always a flower gardener but my grandma was a big vegetable gardener. She was the best! Now that she passed away. We missed all that good home grown vegetable! I always wanted to start a vegetable garden and never did. Maybe this will inspire me! Thanks for the great hub! Still trying to catch up with my reading:)

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      I love gardening and I am not healthy unless my hands are muddy. Thank you for writing this lovely hub.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      You're right BK, I haven't did any gardening in a while, but I know what to do, when I need too. Thanks for your comment and feedback. blessings to you. creativeone59

    • BkCreative profile image


      9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This is so lovely. I remember my garden some years ago - there is nothing to compare to real food fresh from the garden. I'm glad to see so many of us going back to the one thing we need more than anything else - real food.

      Thanks for this hub!

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thant will be fine. I haven't learn to link things to my hubs, yet. Thank you for your comments and your feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      These are very good tips for begginners like me, Creativeone59. If you don't mind, I'm going to link this hub with the hub I just wrote about gardening and longevity. Thanks for the tips.


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