Nothing is better than having the opportunity to grow your own food. Having your own garden has many benefits and you can cultivate anything you want in your home garden.
Before you get started, it is advised that you first read material that focuses on the right tools for growing an organic home garden, that way you will have some idea of what to expect in your new endeavor. Growing your organic home veggie gardens requires an adequate place, so you will need to choose where you would like your veggie garden location to be; it does not have to be acres of land, just a few square feet. While choosing a designated spot for your garden you take into consideration the type of soil that you have. To grow the organic garden you want you will have to make sure that you have the right kind of soil for your organic home gardening project. Your property’s natural soil may be sufficient enough but to make sure that your property has the healthiest soil possible you may need to test it.
There are a few tests that you can perform on your soil to ensure that it is the right soil you need for your organic veggie garden. One test you can perform is the soil porosity test. This test will show you how fast your soil absorbs water. Another test that you can perform is a PH test. There is also a test called the “squeeze test” which helps you determine your soils composition. Choosing the right soil for your organic garden will ensure that you have the purest, healthiest produce that you can grow. If you find that your soil is lacking in nutrients you can create a compost heap. A compost heap will serve as fertilizer for your soil, making your soil nutrient rich. If you are unsure about how to do this there are plenty of helpful guides and videos available that can show you the appropriate way to prepare the soil for your home veggie gardens.
Seed: After choosing the correct type of soil you need to help your organic garden flourish, the next important task on your list is to purchase organic seed. If you want to have a garden that is as organic and pure as you can make it do not by commercial seed. Commercial seed contains chemicals and contaminants. Instead of purchasing your seed at a mass retailer, go to your local plant nursery. Now here is the fun part; deciding which types of veggies you want to grow. Part of the enjoyment of starting an organic garden is the decision to plant whichever type of vegetable you want in your home garden. Your options are almost endless but there are a several popular vegetables that gardeners grow for home veggie gardens. Those vegetables include onions, tomatoes, corn, green beans, okra and squash. Study up on when the best times of the year and techniques on each individual veggie to make sure you are nurturing them to reach their best potential. After you have the technical part of planting your organic garden down you will notice that planting an organic veggie garden has numerous benefits.
A Money Saver: Once your garden starts producing the vegetables you want you will rarely need to visit your local grocer for that specific vegetables, which will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Health Benefits: Home veggie gardens will give you the best food your body requires for optimal health without fear of ingesting harmful pesticides and other toxins. When you start your organic garden, you will feel a lot of positive changes concerning your overall well-being. Being outside in the elements will give your body get the Vitamin D that it needs and you will be burning more calories from the extra energy you will be exerting by working in your garden. You may also have fewer ill moods and an increase in serotonin levels. When a person’s serotonin levels are increased, there is a reduction in cortisol levels, which can combat belly fat, and organic home gardening can reduce a person’s stress levels. With less stress, a person’s risks for certain cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke decrease. Other home garden benefits include improving your property’s aesthetic value and a sense of tranquility.
Also, with a garden come little critters that want to take a bite out of all your time and hard work. Try to keep an eye on your vegetation and you can chase away animals that could harm your home garden’s production. Other things you need to take into account when growing your organic home garden is that it takes patience. It can take a few weeks, even months to start seeing growth and reaping the delicious rewards.