I thought I would grow some tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and squash. But after I started planting the seeds in the ground, it became clear that many of them weren’t going to make it. It was a shocker for me because I had never grown vegetables before! Luckily, my wife is an expert gardener and she helped figure out what went wrong with the plants that didn’t survive. We were able to plant fresh seeds in new pots and amazingly they all grew into healthy plants!
What are the benefits of growing an organic kitchen garden?
Organic gardening provides the added benefit of pesticide-free produce grown in soil free from chemicals.
Gardening can provide a number of benefits such as increased physical activity, increased vitamin and mineral intake, and improved mental health.
How to grow an organic vegetable garden- Putting together your plan
Starting a vegetable garden does not need to be difficult. It is possible to start with a small space and expand as you learn what you like and don’t like.
The first thing to do is create your plan for the garden. This will help you understand what size of area, amount of varieties, and spacing can work best for your own needs.
It is important that the vegetables are planted in rows that are spaced evenly apart from each other. You do not want those planting too close or they will not have room to grow or they will shade each other out.
Key considerations in planning your veggie patch- The location and soil type
A successful veggie patch design will take into consideration the soil type. As well as the location, size and shape of the veggie patch, and access to sun.
Soil type will play a key role in influencing your crops. For example, if you are growing tomatoes, you would likely need lots of sun because they thrive in high temperatures; therefore having an outdoor veggie patch would be ideal for them. Whereas strawberries would require more shade because they grow best at lower temperatures; therefore an indoor veggie patch would be better suited to them.
Choosing plants for your veggie patch- The best plants for beginners
There are three groups of plants, depending on how much work is involved in looking after them.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, chives, lettuce, peppermint
Low maintenance plants:
Cabbage, Coriander, Fenugreek, French beans (runner beans), radish
Carrots, beetroot (beet), rhubarb
Growing Tips for Beginners:
How do I start my balcony garden? What time is the best time to plant my veggies? What type of pots should I use? How do I watering?
The first step to starting a balcony garden is to find a good spot for your plants. It’s best if you can find a place that gets plenty of sun, but also has some shade. You’ll want to make sure that you have the right soil and the right amount of water for your plants.
To start off, you’ll want to get some seeds from your local nursery or Agro shop. It’s best if you can pick up some compost as well, so that you can mix it into the soil before planting anything. You should also always keep an eye out on what the weather is doing and make sure that you’re watering your plants when they need it!
Happy gardening! This blog post will help you get on the right track on your first gardening adventure.
I am going to break this down into three parts:
Planting, Growing and Harvesting.
First, let’s talk about what time of year is the best for planting vegetables:
You can plant some vegetables in the late summer or early fall if your winters are mild and you want to grow them indoors. However, most vegetable plants should be planted in the spring so they have enough time to grow before winter sets in.