Organic Vegetable Gardening ~ 3 Tips For Success
Would you like to grow a organic vegetable garden so it will thrive?
Vegetable gardening can be a challenge, when you want it to be organic that opens up a world of issues!
1. First – fungus and disease can wipe out your organic vegetable garden very quickly if you don’t water properly The best way to water is in the early part of the day, preferably mornings so that the water has time to dry off the plant and not sit on the leaves inviting fungus and disease. The absolute best way to water is with a drip hose! By using the drip hose you are keeping moisture in the soil, which helps to prevent nasty fungus and disease that can happen with a organic vegetable garden. Laying the drip hose next to plants, below soil surface will help with getting the water to plants roots and off of the plant itself!
2. Second 🙂 – Raised beds are amazing! They keep the plants nicely uniform and you it helps your back! If you are making a raised bed or framing your garden bed, you want to make sure you use wood that will stand the test of time and that does not have chemicals in it.Please, please no pressure treated wood. Might as well not have a organic garden if you use any wood with chemicals. It seriously took me a month to get my husband to understand this. The chemicals will leach into the soil and get into your plants. A great solution is to use cedar, it lasts for years and gets a beautiful patina that you will love!
3. Third tip – Is all about using organic fertilizer. You could do the usual composting but sometimes in your particular climate it might not be so easy. Use seaweed fertilizer! Not only does it give your plants all the nutrients and minerals your plants need, it doesn’t need to decompose! With the added bonus of natural growth hormones your plants will thrive! I have been using Maxicrop Soluble Powder seaweed and it works fantastic! Mind you it is strong and to remember not to overfeed, I know it is temping to just add more thinking it will not hurt, but don’t do it! Walk away, you got this and your plants will love you for it.
Gardening is great for the soul. There is something about getting your hands in the dirt and watching that plant grow healthy and strong. Vegetables from organic garden allows you to have no gmo’s or harmful chemical in your food. Oh and the superb taste of garden grown produce is out of this world! Get some basic skills needed and your gardening chores will be a lot easier for you!
What challenges you in the garden? What have you found that helps save your tender organic plants?
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