Imagine harvesting veggies from your kitchen garden and consuming them. Nothing could be this amazing. So get up guys and make your organic kitchen garden at your home. You can have a similar experience at home by keeping some points in your mind. Nothing else can beat, Organically produced veggies. First, know what is exactly organic...
Imagine harvesting veggies from your kitchen garden and consuming them. Nothing could be this amazing. So get up guys and make your organic kitchen garden at your home. You can have a similar experience at home by keeping some points in your mind.
Nothing else can beat, Organically produced veggies. First, know what is exactly organic gardening? Let’s have a look below;
What is organic gardening?
Let’s keep this concept very simple; it is growing veggies in your kitchen garden without using any chemical fertilizer or pesticide. It is gardening in natural ways. Using natural manures, compost, and natural pest control for the nutritious growth of plants. No harmful fertilizers and pesticides are used.
Benefits of organic gardening
Ø Free from toxins
Ø Water conservation
Ø Saves money
Ø Encourages biodiversity
Ø Use natural resources
Ø Richer in nutrients
A beginner’s guide to starting organic gardening
Zero In On the right location
Choosing the right location is the most important step to start organic gardening. Selective locations should receive 6-8 hours of sunlight daily. Most vegetables such as cucumber, chili, tomatoes, and lettuce need plenty of sunlight daily whereas herbs can survive in partial sunlight. If you don’t have a garden area- no problem, you can use large containers, pots, and growing bags.
Organic vegetables to grow
The satisfaction of having chemical-free and nutritious veggies from your garden is unbeatable. Some of the veggies that can grow in your garden are:
Ø Bitter gourd
Ø Sponge gourd etc.
Taking care of your plants
Composting is a natural process of decomposing the natural sources into organic fertilizer. Plants need extra nutrients throughout their growing period. So composting gives an extra boost to the plant. Kitchen waste such as banana peels, eggshells, and dried leaves is a great source of compost. Mix compost in your soil and see your soil improving day by day.
Mulching is applying a thick layer on the soil and around plants to avoid evaporation of water from the soil, growing weeds, and keeping the soil cool. It gives tidier look to your garden. Rice straw, grass clipping, wood shavings, pine straw, and dried chopped leaves are used as organic mulches. Later this mulch decomposed into the soil.
Crop Rotation is one of the best ways to protect your organic gardens. This means changing/moving plant types each year. For example: if Solanaceae family plants such as tomato, brinjal, and chili are grown in the same place over and over; chances of insect and pest attacks increase and the soil deprives of nutrients. By rotating the crops each year, all such problems can be managed.
Companion planting is the growing of different plants together for mutual benefits. This provides many benefits such as pest control, pollination, greatest usage of space and increase in productivity, etc. For example, peas can be grown with carrots.
Water the plants but not too much or too less. So water your plants. Overwatering and under-watering both harm the plants in their ways. Check the plants whether they need water or not. Check the soil by sticking your finger in it; if the soil is wet do not water if it is dry then you should water your plants. This technique will save water from being wasted.
For organic gardening, natural pesticides should be used such as neem oil spray, soap spray, etc. Natural pesticides will not harm plants in any way. This is an inexpensive and supernatural pest-controlling way.
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