So you have finally decided to grow your very own organic vegetables. The first thing you need to do is find the perfect spot. Organic vegetable growing is about location, location, location. The right location cannot be stressed enough.
If the only spot you have available for growing organic vegetables is a tiny, fully shaded plot beside a large building that does not get any sunshine, you can just forget about the whole thing and buy your veggies instead at the grocery store. This is because the futile effort of growing them in the shade will cost you more than just buying them retail.
Take note that even if there is a certain list of vegetables that are able to grow in the shade, this is not going to turn into the ideal organic garden of your dreams and may take more effort than they are worth.
Rainy climates will not be conducive to veggie growing either, whether you are trying to grow the organic type of garden or not. Rain tends to get rid of calcium and magnesium and soil and replacing them with iron and aluminum. Heavy rain tends to create very acidic soil. It is not impossible to grow veggies in rainy climates, but you will need to take extra measures in order to help your veggies thrive optimally.
The very best area for vegetable growing is where there is a pesticide-free, clean soil and a lot of year-round sunshine. This will most likely discourage a lot of people who live in a state that has four seasons. People that have four seasons will be able to have successful organic vegetables if they grow them within a greenhouse during the wintertime.
The soil you plan to grow your vegetables in needs to have an ideal PH level which is the balance of alkalinity and acid. There are several PH testers in the market which will help you determine if your soil is conducive to growing anything or if it is purely for decorative purposes. It is important to determine the PH measurement of your soil since vegetables need a specific PH balance of between 6 and 7 for optimum growth.
There are things you can do to make your soil’s PH level more conducive to vegetable growing which will be discussed later on in this book.
Many people like the idea of growing a garden full of organic vegetables but feel that they just do not have the right area for growing organic veggies. The truth is that organic vegetables can be grown anywhere there is a little bit of soil that is level and a lot of Sunshine Organics, such as a minimum of six hours a day. You can supplement the nutrients of the soil organically using a lot of different organic resources.
The ideal area you can grow your own veggies in does not even have to be a big area. You just need a lot of sun all year round. If there are some shaded parts interspersed around the garden from a tree or a fence post, that is fine, too, as long as the majority of your garden has access to sunshine.
It is also a bad idea to grow vegetables in areas that are near fences, a building or your home. These types of structures usually have paint which has seeped into the soil. In addition, a lot of the time, fences, homes and buildings have been sprayed with insecticide which means that the soil will most likely also contain it and could possibly ruin your plants.
Find an open area that is away from a structure such as your home or a building since these tend to contain paint chemicals and some pesticides which may contaminate your veggies.
Most people can grow a successful garden in their backyard. If you have a front yard, that is fine as well, as long as you don’t mind all your visitors and guests exclaiming over how beautiful your tomatoes are and asking for some.
On the other hand, growing your veggies in your front yard can inspire a lot of your guests to do the same as well. If you have them in your back yard, you will indeed be able to protect the veggies from prying eyes, but then, you may not be able to keep as good an eye on them as when they are in your front yard.
The place you decide to grow your garden does not need to be a large space, either. You can start with as little as twenty five square feet of soil.
Starting with a small area might be a good idea for people who are just getting their feet wet, so to speak. It is a good idea to see how well you grow a small organic garden. This way, you will be able to find out if organic vegetable gardening is for you.
If you feel the results are well worth it, you can proceed to creating a bigger garden. On the other hand, if you feel that it is just too much trouble for a few delicious, pesticide-free carrots, then at least you did not put too much work into it.
The importance of finding the right spot for your garden will determine your success or your failure as an organic vegetable gardener. Putting all your effort into growing veggies in a spot that is less than ideal can mean a lot of futile, wasted effort. Honestly, do you really want to fertilize soil and begin seeding the ground only lose your seeds in a slight flood in the next rain fall?
The point is that it is important to determine your location. Again, it needs to be emphasized that just as the saying goes, it is about location, location, location.
If you attempt to grow your garden in a lousy location, you might as well forget about the whole thing and just buy your organic vegetables, since the money you would have lost in the attempt would probably be the same as spending them at an organic vegetable store.