Enjoying the Benefits of Organic Vegetable Gardening

There is quite a bit to learn about organic vegetable gardening, but you don't have to master everything at once. Organic vegetable gardening can put food on your table that is healthy and delicious, even if you are a novice and have never had a garden before. By incorporating the strategies presented in this article, you should do very well your first time growing an organic vegetable garden. It's fun, it's rewarding and if you need any more advice on this and other eco friendly activities - check out this site

Your seeds must come from organic vegetables if you're going to be starting an organic garden. If seeds come from plants that were sprayed with chemicals, these toxic elements will be passed along to your vegetables. No matter what types of vegetables you want to grow, you can find organic seeds -you can search on the internet for these if you want. Because of the popularity of organic vegetables today, you should also be able to find organic seeds in your area at any store that sells seeds. When you buy organic seeds, you can be sure that they were harvested from plants that weren't sprayed with chemical pesticides and not genetically modified. What makes organic gardening so healthy is that no harmful pesticides or other chemicals are used in the process. Dealing with insects and other destructive pests is an issue every organic gardener has to face, as it can mean the difference between success and failure. What you should do is let nature work in your favor, by making your garden hospitable to creatures who will control the pest population. You should find out what the local pests are in your area and then research who likes to eat them -this will often be birds, other (non-harmful) insects and perhaps frogs and toads. If you want more birds nearby, a decorative birdhouse will do the trick, and these are easy to find or build. You can also create a little pond to attract frogs and toads, who will enthusiastically gobble up insects for you.

If, like many people, you're trying to eat more organic fruits and vegetables, starting your own garden is a great place to start.

When you buy ordinary vegetables at the supermarket, you may be consuming a variety of chemicals and pesticides. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms are another concern many people have about modern food as well. When you buy a non-organic vegetable at the supermarket, you really have no idea where it's from or what it may have been sprayed with. You have so much more control over vegetables that come from your own garden. When you eat vegetables from your garden, you're also not contributing to the use of fossil fuels -many items at the store were shipped from very long distances. Growing organic vegetables in your garden can be a fun pastime for everyone involved. This hobby also gets you outside which is beneficial for your health. Starting an organic vegetable garden is fun and hopefully these ideas will help you. Through experience, you will learn how to grow a better and more successful garden each and every year.

MyLilGreen (last edited 2012-03-06 23:03:25 by MyLilGreen)