What with chemical fertilizers and GMO foods in the market, you are apprehensive of buying vegetables and fruits which are non-organic. Organic produce, however, are a little expensive. The best thing is to grow your own organic garden, which is the healthiest alternative for you. Even if you don’t have enough space, you can grow certain vegetables in pots which don’t require much space and enjoy freshly grown vegetables and fruits. Read on to find out how you can make the most of your space and create your own organic garden:
Build the soil
The best way to pump up yields is building up soil. An organically rich soil encourages healthy roots which can reach deep into the earth to benefit from water and nutrients. Raised beds yield more as the space for paths is reduced, and also save time, according to a study. The closed space discourages weeds, and harvesting and watering is more efficient.
If gardening is completely new to you, you should start small, 2×4 ft and 10×10 ft patch would be easy to care for, rather starting on a big scale and not being able to look after it properly. If you’re bogged down by single-handedly weeding a bigger plot, you may give up the gardening idea!
Pick out the right vegetables
Grow vegetables which your family eats and plant only the required quantity. Leafy vegetables like lettuce which are best enjoyed fresh or plant those which are expensive and hard to find. Also check which vegetables do well in your area, by searching online, or asking other avid gardeners. Include those vegetables which can yield for a long time, for example cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and so on.
You can get the best out…