When people think of organic gardens they naturally think about the vegetable garden. Although going organic in your flower gardens is a worthwhile endeavor the vegetable plot is the star of the show. This is because we all want to eat healthy natural fruits and vegetables that don’t have any pesticides, fertilizers or growth hormones which are linked to poor health. Organically grown vegetables sometimes don’t look quite as nice as the grocery store veggies, but if you can get over the aesthetics then you are in for a big surprise, as nothing beats a freshly picked organic vegetable or fruit from your garden in taste. After eating from your organically grown vegetable garden you will question the fruits and vegetables that you’ve been eating from the store as they just wont cut it anymore.
Another reason people start organic vegetable gardens is because they want to be gentler on the earth and all of the creatures that live in and around the garden. I began organic gardening right from the start with my first garden, and it wasn’t because it was the popular thing to do. I went organic because I didn’t want to spend any more money then I had to (fertilizers and pesticides cost extra money!) and to be honest, I was lazy and using them just sounded like more work. I have to admit, that my first few attempts at the garden gave me pretty poor results. It wasn’t until I started doing research into the proper ways of doing things that I started to get success.
When you are a beginner at organic vegetable gardening it really does help to spend the extra time to plan out your garden. PLEASE don’t wing it like I did! You don’t need to know all the details of the plants your going to grow, (like the ph of the soil etc.) but you should learn what companion plants go well with them as well as what organic pest control options work best. Sometimes there are little tricks you can do with certain vegetables which will help them thrive. As long as you have healthy / nutritious soil and water properly your garden should do fine.