Organic Vegetable Gardening – The Better Way To Grow
Organic vegetable gardening? The benefits to you and your family are huge. Would you rather eat fresh lush vegetables without the fear of insecticides and chemicals or worry about what you are feeding your family? Wouldn’t you like to feed your family a natural food, full of antioxidants and vitamins? Organic vegetable gardening is your one and only, your bes answer.
Have you ever seen soil after years of applications of chemical fertilizers? Icky. The color is just like the soil, bleached, colorless, lifeless. Have you seen organic soil? Organically managed soil is rich in beneficial organisms, richly composted to a rich dark color. Which soil would you rather grow vegetables, any of your plants in?
Are you becoming aware or very aware of the need to preserve, to protect our environment? Organic vegetable gardening, organic gardening in any form is the better way to grow. You can grow lush delicious fruit and vegetables, wonderfully strong flowers, trees, and shrubs without the harmful effects of chemicals.
There are so many sources on the net, in magazines (we highly recommend “Organic Gardening”), in books to research all the benefits of Organic Vegetable Gardening. Whether you have a small patio space for containers only, or a huge garden space, you can successfully grow the ‘Organic’ way.
Healthy soil is full of beneficial organisms called nematodes. Growing beans, peas, and nasturtiums encourage and multiply these beneficial organisms. In naturally organic soil, worms are your friends, multiplying quickly to organize a huge troop of soldiers to munch and digest the soil. They naturally compost the soil through the digestive process to give you a rich beneficial medium to grow your plants in. Chemicals kill the beneficial organisms and discourage the worms. Who wants to eat plastic?
With a little research, you can find out that you rotate your crops so that the peas, beans, and pretty nasturtiums reinvigorate the soil depleted by other crops. You can plant marigolds to repel the natural enemies of your vegetables. They don’t like the color or the smell. Marigolds are priceless to a natural organic vegetable garden, pretty and workhorses for you.
Encourage natural predators in your organic vegetable gardening plans. These natural allies will assist you in keeping your vegetables pest free. They include ladybugs that voraciously eat aphids and wasps who love to sting and eat worms, anything that moves into their territory.
Other natural organic vegetable gardening friends are the friendly preying mantis which has an enormous appetite for bad bugs and the delicate lovely green lacewing. Welcome these friends, encourage their presence in your organic vegetable garden.
Gurneys’ Seed and Nursery is a long time favorite for strong vegetables for your organic vegetable garden. Their fruits are wonderful too. You can’t miss with this aged company who also offers natural sprays, traps, and pest solutions. Their constant research and development programs guarantee you the finest quality. We just ordered a big order ourselves.
Strong plants naturally discourage pests and disease, cuts your work and preservation needs down considerably. You can order from Gurneys’ online or through their catalog. We at LandscapeCentral.net highly recommend this tried and true organic vegetable gardening source.
The benefits of feeding your family food you have homegrown are enormous. You know what conditions they are grown under and what they have been exposed to. You know you are getting the best of the best, naturally grown organic vegetable gardening at it’s best, all in your control and supervision.
Lastly, you not only benefit your family, you benefit your immediate neighborhood, your local natural ecosystem. A pebble dropped in a pool has radiating patterns of effect. You can be that pebble that starts a no chemical, all natural organic vegetable gardening project in your own backyard.
© Randeen Cummings Nelson