Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening is the preferred method by most non-commercial growers. Organic gardening makes use of composted material, and manure to provide the necessary nutrients for the plants to use.

The first step is to determine what growing zone you reside in. The continent of North America is divided into numbered growing zones. You can find a map just about anywhere: seed packets, gardening books, and the internet, for starters.

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Now that you know when you can grow your organic garden, you can decide what you want to grow. Let your imagination go wild and right down everything you can think of. Then check a seed catalog or seed information on the web to confirm your choices can mature within your area’s growing season.

Next, decide what you can afford to pay for seed. Now you can determine which seed and how much of each you can fit into your budget. You will want to do some comparison shopping during this stage. The fun and easiest part is purchasing your seed.

If you are planting a garden for the first time, it is best to plow and disc it, followed by a hand rotor tiller. If you have a tractor tiller combination you may be able till it several times to loosen up the soil without plowing.

The soil may need to be conditioned depending on the type of soil, such as clay or sand or loam. The idea is to add some sand, peat moss or manure to clay to loosen it. In sandy soil, you may want to add manure, compost and some top soil to make it hold water better. The ideal soil is rarely found and so you may have to consult your local gardening center to see what works best in your area.

If saving money isn’t a major concern for you or your family think about the health benefits that come from gardening organically. Organic vegetables are usually recommended with many diets, especially diets that encourage detoxification and the cleansing of ones system. Having a fresh supply of organic vegetables on hand at all times will help you and your family lead a healthier lifestyle and make any organic vegetable detox diet easier to maintain.

Organic vegetables and a detox regiment can do wonders for your health and the health of your family. Many people who eat meals that are made up of at least 60% organic vegetables will find that they have more energy as a result of receiving more vitamins and minerals from a natural source. Overtime those who have diet consisting primarily of organic vegetables will experience a lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol. They will also find it easier to lose weight since they are consuming less fat and processed foods.

Last, but never least, organic vegetables taste much better than those that have been heavily treated with chemicals. Good, organic, vegetables that have never been sprayed with pesticides and other chemicals will usually have a more pronounced flavor and better taste than their non-organic counterpart. People who eat organic vegetables taste the vegetable and not the chemicals that have been used to protect and grow the vegetable. Many people who grow organic vegetables do so for the great taste more than anything else.

Organic Corn

Organic Sweet Corn If you have the space for it corn is a great vegetable to plant.  Roasted or grilled corn is great addition to any meal and watching a corn crop ripen is a wonderful sight.  Plus the corn stalks can later be used as compost! Corn requires rich soil and many people use …

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Organic Peas

Organic Peas Peas are a favorite vegetable for many children so growing organic peas is a great idea if you are growing food for a family.  Peas are another vegetable that will grow in extremely large amounts and will grow from spring, through summer, and even into winter.  In some climates peas will grow nearly …

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Organic Green Beans

Organic Green Beans Planting green beans can help save you money if you are a parent or person that buys canned green beans often.  Green beans can be planted as soon as the cold weather breaks and there is no chance of the ground freezing or the plants frosting.  You can purchase seeds that will …

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Brussel Sprouts

The Brussels sprout is a form of the wild cabbage (cultivar) grown for its edible round buds and look like miniature cabbages. The leafy green vegetables are typically 2.5–4 cm (0.98–1.6 in) in diameter. They are typically categorized as a “brassica”. They are named after the city in Brussels, Belgium, but the plant never originated …

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Chiles and Peppers

Chilies & Peppers Peppers are a great organic vegetable to grow if you are working with a small amount of space or growing vegetables in pots or containers.  They will grow well and will grow almost all year round if the conditions are right.  Peppers do not have to be harvested as soon as they …

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