02 Apr 8 Steps to Grow Your Own Organic Food
All that growing your own organic food at home need is patient and the right ways of taking care of the growth. Different plants can have different requirements. A gardener must have the right knowledge about the plants before they can start growing them. Here are the steps to create your own organic garden successfully.
Pick your favourite foods to grow
Choose the vegetables and fruits that you enjoy eating and find out which one is the most difficult to find in stores. If the vegetable, fruit, or the herb is rare and expensive in the market, then that is what you can grow on your own. Some of the examples are lettuce, peppers, tomato, squash, and herbs.
Divide the crops that you want to grow into categories of seasonal crops. Find our which crop is best to grow in which season. Crops like carrots, peas, and broccoli can grow in cold seasons while beans, corn, and tomatoes can be grown easily during hot seasons.
Divide the crops even further based on seed crops and plant crops that need to be grown in the greenhouse and then moved to the garden as small plants. Crops like cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant need to be first grown indoors. Cucumbers and watermelons may or may not need the greenhouse treatment.
Use tools to break the soil
You will need some effective tools and equipment to break down the soil in your garden and make it more fertile before you plant the seeds. Take the help of an expert while purchasing everything that you need for making your garden.
Always leave at least 12 inches of gaps between the crops so that you can walk through your garden. Also, keep your stick crops like watermelon and tomatoes separate from underground crops like Carrot and radish.
Start planting at the right time
The best time for planting cool-season crops is the beginning of April and the warm season crop need to be planted in late May or early June. Another great idea is to grow the seeds indoors so that you can have seedlings ready for the planting season.
Weed out your garden
One easy way to stop the weed from growing around your crops is to put down leaves, newspaper, cardboard, or staws around your crops. You also need to weed your garden regularly to provide all the soil nutrients to your crops.
Be quick through the seasons
When the season for cold crops starts ending, you should already be preparing to start your warm-season crops. Do not delay the plantations and continue weeding and harvesting through the summer. Again in October, as the cold weather approaches, begin planning the cold season crops once again as the warm season crops will start dying.