Growing organic vegetables and fruits is both healthy and delicious and much better than produce you can get at the supermarket. So instead of purchasing organic produce, why not try growing your own? Below is a selection of organic gardening tips that will help you to start harvesting delicious, healthy produce at home.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. For this task, try using white vinegar. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Keep a solution of vinegar diluted with water on hand to spray on weeds.
Think about using evergreens in your yard that produce berries during the year. The evergreens will add some color to your garden or yard, especially during the winter, when other plants have died or lost color. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.
When it comes to harvesting your vegetables, know when the optimal time is to do so. Each type of vegetables has its own ideal time for picking for the best flavor. For example, some plants, such as zucchini and baby peas, have the most flavor when harvested while young. On the other hand, tomatoes taste best when they are as ripe as possible from the vine. Simply educate yourself on what the best time is to harvest each of your garden vegetables.
You will no longer have to purchase your produce. Use what you’ve read here to get started growing your very own high-quality produce.