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Guidelines for Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

If you own a property with a big yard, you need to have some gardening skills in order to use your yard to its full potential. In order for your property to look good, you need to tend to your front yard and make sure that it always looks perfect. However, your backyard does not have to look like a picture from a gardening magazine. You can use this space for relaxation or for more productive purposes. As the popularity of organic produce is constantly increasing, more and more people are considering growing their own organic produce. Today we are going to give you a few pieces of advice in order to get you started with this endeavor.

  • Choose the right space

A vegetable garden needs to be exposed to plenty of sunlight, therefore make sure to pick a place for it where it will constantly have natural sunlight. Furthermore, if you plan on going organic, make sure that your soil is not only well nurtured but also chemical free.

  •    Prepare the terrain

Before you actually start planting the seeds, you need to care for the soil. Rake it thoroughly and remove all weeds. Furthermore, keep in mind that many weeds will surface a few days after the raking process so take your time to clean the soil before planting the seeds. Furthermore, water the soil regularly in order to give it a moist consistency which will embrace the seeds without them being washed out every time you water.

  •     Test your water

It is a well known fact that the public water system delivers anything but pure water. This water is not only not potable but it can also harm your garden. If you want your vegetables to be 100% chemical free, you need to check out some water filter system reviews. These filters will remove most of the water contaminants and the more sophisticated models will even soften the water. When researching various water filter systems reviews, maker sure to pick the ones which only filter chemicals and not minerals.

  • Gather your tools

If this is your first gardening experience, you need to pick up some tools which will make the gardening process easier. Your tool list should include: a spade, a hand trowel, a digging fork, a hoe, a dandelion digger, a rake, a hand cultivator, bypass pruners, loppers, and a long hose.

  • Plant your seeds

When shopping for vegetable seeds make sure that the package reads organic seeds otherwise you will be buying seeds from traditionally grown vegetables. It is best if you start with low maintenance produce such as bush beans, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce and so on. Furthermore, add some produce friendly flowers to your garden. For example, Calendula keeps bad bugs away Cornflower will attract good bugs which will help with the pollination process of your vegetables.