Along with being environmentally significant, natural growing of edible plants brings great health benefits, firstly because consummation of organically produced plants decreases the presence of toxic chemicals in our bodies. Due to requiring physical activity, gardening positively affects blood vessels and muscles, along with keeping you exposed to fresh air and living surrounding, but it also improves mental health. As you can see, gardening is nothing but useful and healthy activity, especially if it’s based on completely natural plants’ growing and soil treatments which exclude artificial substances and synthetic chemicals. Having your own veggie organic garden full of uncontaminated plants is easily achievable, especially when you consider applying certain tricks and tips:
Keeping the Soil Uncontaminated
Switching to naturally made compost or, at least, paying attention to components included in compost you buy, is the base of toxic-free veggies production. So, make sure it doesn’t include any chemical substances or weed seeds, but it’s also great to test your garden soil and discover whether it contains heavy metals’ traces. Also, bear in mind that clover can improve soil’s fertility, while some wildflowers pretty reliably indicate that soil is loose and suitable for growing plants.
Natural Pest Control
Pest control is the area where you should stay as organic as possible if you want to enjoy in veggies free from harmful chemicals. Gardeners should know that powerful pesticides and insecticides can be made at home, so you can use mixture of oil, baking soda and ivory soap to repel insects and prevent fungal diseases, seaweed mulch to get rid of slugs or row covers to deter birds and large insects. If you prefer buying already prepared anti-pest products, it’s recommended to opt for reliable organic pest control suppliers that provide insecticides such as PyGanic Pro Pyrethrin which are eco-friendly, based on plants and as such, completely toxic-free.
Organic Way to Exterminate Weeds
You can prevent unwanted weeds that obstruct development of your veggies using simple methods which doesn’t include toxic herbicidal compounds. So, reach for white vinegar to kill persistent weed, but pay attention to treat only weeds, since it is efficient plant destroyer. If you want to prevent weeds to swallow your garden, corn gluten meal can be very efficient, since it’s harmless to other plants but it disables weed development. Eventually, you can go with pulling out threatening weed plants, but stick to the advice that pulling is way easier after rain and when you use few digging tools.
Keep it moisturised
Some vegetables, like cucumber and paprika require plenty of water, while others, such as tomatoes and beans are best in moderately humid soil areas. In both cases, you must provide enough (never too little) water, so firstly make sure your seedlings are not neighbouring with tree roots, since they’ll drain the soil. If your garden turns into swampy surface after rain, the drainage is probably poor, so better switch to raised beds, another plot and use composed mulch to retain moisture.
Apart from giving you interesting and beneficial outdoor time and precious feeling that you’re contributing to environmental protection, organic gardening is simple way to provide your family with natural vegetables and keep them healthy.