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Gardening Tips and Advice for Growing Organic Vegetable Garden

Updated on August 1, 2014

Tips for Growing Organic Vegetable Garden

Make sure to offer the most favorable growth environment in growing organic vegetable garden by picking the right site for planting. Pick a spot where sunlight hits the area for at least 4-6 hours. Make sure to prepare the soil for your vegetables. If your soil is dry and hard, make it soft by adding and mixing your soil with organic matter such as compost.

When picking your vegetables to plant in your organic vegetable garden, pick a disease resistant and slow-growing vegetable to withstand disease and pest attacks. If your soil is well prepared and healthy, you do not need to fertilize your vegetables. However, if you wish to harvest your vegetables quicker, feed your plants with natural products such as animal manure or any organic products that you can buy at your local garden depot.

Try to rotate vegetable crops each year and use a different part of the yard. Many of the vegetables are attacked by the same diseases, so make sure to follow the rule of rotating all crops to achieve the more productive crops. Every year, choose a different gardening spots for your vegetables. If the same vegetable plot is used each year, there is an increased chance disease can start to build-up. In addition, build up of disease in your soil caused by the vegetable you planted last year may still be embedded in the ground waiting to attack. Plant a different vegetable on every spot to decrease decaying of your planted vegetables.

Use a layer of thick mulch about 2 to 3 inches thick made from organic material over the soil to help decrease the growth of weeds and prevent fungi attack on your plants.

Use the natural mulch products, such as weed-free straw or cocoa hulls, since these materials will naturally breakdown and introduce organic matter to the soil. Mulch also help moisturize the soil.

Clean your organic vegetable garden and make sure to pull out weeds that takes away food and water away from your plants. Weeds are good in attracting insects and pest. Make sure to pick dead leaf and flowers from your plant to stop the spread of decay in your garden.

Water your plants by soaking the garden soil bed but do not over water. Water your vegetable garden on the late afternoon or early evening hours. Watering your plants when the weather is too hot will cause most water to evaporate instead of getting absorbed by the plants.

Always remember not to plant your vegetables too close to one another. They need space to breath. Plow your plot to break hardened soil to promote airflow.

The most important gardening tip in growing organic vegetable garden is keeping in mind that organic gardens do not come out blossoming perfectly. Some plants will not survive the insect and germ attack. However, they will bounce back and your vegetables will flourish and withstand the natures' nemesis. The key is patience and dedication. Talk to your plants and care for them like any other beneficial living things around.

Benefits of Growing Organic Vegetable Garden

There are numerous benefits to personally growing organic vegetables. First of all, the worry about food contamination does not exist.The taste of vegetables from your own garden is far superior to the grocery store variety. Homegrown organic vegetables are also nutrient rich and higher in vitamins. Many times store bought vegetables, including organic, are picked before they are fully ripe.This is generally due to the fact that the vegetables must be transported somewhat unripe to ensure they do not rot on the long journey to market. Garden fresh organic vegetables can be picked right at the point they are fully ripe and used immediately. They have a superior taste and a higher level of nutrition. Having an organic garden is free from toxic chemicals, which means that the produce is free also. Your fruits and vegetables will not have a chemical residue, which if not washed off thoroughly, will enter your body. Lastly, growing an organic vegetable garden is cost effective and free from chemicals that can run off and find its way to a water system thereby helping our environment.

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