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Archive for September, 2010

Advantages of Planting Vegetables

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Vegetable gardening is a wonderful art. Some people love to do home vegetable gardening and develop their own landscape as per the space they can manage. People engage in gardening as per their interests–like plants, flowers or vegetable gardening. Planting vegetables can be a lot of fun for some people. It gives a real satisfying feeling when you are planting vegetables in your own home vegetable garden, caring for the plants and watching them grow up.

There are a lot of vegetables that you can grow in your own garden with ease. To make the task more pleasurable, there are a variety of garden tools available on the market. These tools are easy to use and are very much affordable. As per the climate, you can choose plants best suited to the season and have a variety of vegetables growing in your own vegetable garden. A big yard always has more advantage but, vegetables can also be grown in pots. This again depends on what choice of plant you make.

Most garden vegetables grow finest on fertile, well-drained soil. With the use of proper nutrients, appropriate cultivation and proper pest controlling, you can enjoy fresh veggies. Most plants grow healthy if ample sunlight is provided. Some balance has to be maintained when exposing the plants in sunlight. One has to be aware if the potted plant is suited for sunlight or shade.

Lettuce is a vegetable crop grown during winters. Lettuce leaf should be watered often if you desire fresh leaf growth. Beetroot can be grown in pots. Other types of vegetables that can be grown in your vegetable garden are bitter gourd, egg plant, tomatoes, beans, okra, potato, and pumpkin. Growing vegetables can be a most rewarding and an enjoyable experience. Cooking your own vegetables is also extremely gratifying. To top it all off, it is free of chemicals!

Growing Organic Vegetables at Home

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

If you are able to get easily fruits, vegetables and greens that have been grown organically without pesticides, it is best you choose to them and pay a little more if necessary. They are much better option that those vegetables that contain residue of pesticides as is the case with most of the vegetables and fruits in the market today. Pesticide residue is harmful for the human health.

The fact that the harmful insecticides and pesticides are toxic and can cause diseases and long-term impairments is known and proved. Therefore it makes sense to do everything possible to switch to organic food. If you have a small backyard or a kitchen garden, you can easily set up your own organic farm in a very small scale and grow vegetables, fruits and greens for your daily use.

The first step entails researching all data available to understand the fertility of the soil and the climate. You will receive the list of vegetables, greens and fruits that can be grown in this climate.

After having selected the vegetables that you wish to grow, decide whether you wish to buy seeds and germinate them or get seedlings and  conducted further.

Before you start your organic farming, you have to first begin another project to prepare organic to getting the fertilizer for growing your vegetables. This involves creating a pit and putting in organic waste and other natural leaves etc that is available to create the manure. Since takes around 4-6 months for fertilizer to be ready, you will have to get a head start on this project.

Vegetables and fruits require plenty of sunlight to grow. Therefore choose a place in your garden that gets sufficient sunlight directly and ear mark the same for your project.

Take tips and advise from friends and other people who have already started growing organic vegetables. It might be of grate help. In the beginning stick to growing simple and easy to grow vegetables like tomatoes, turnips, radish, carrots etc. As you go forward and gain experience you can experiment with others vegetables also.

When samplings are out and start to grow, you will need to protect them from the pests, birds and rodents by setting up a basic fence with a network on top. It does not cost much to get the fence in place. You can use the wooden pieces lying around the house or in your garage and make it alone.