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Successful Organic Vegetable Gardening Ideas

The following gardening ideas will help you grow fantastic organic vegetables. You will be assured the vegetables are pesticide free and enjoy harvesting the vegetables from your backyard. This can be a project for the whole family.

  • Consider container gardens or raised beds for planting, weeding and harvesting ease.
  • Start a composting bin to fertilize your garden naturally.
  • Break the ground up with a three prong garden fork. Turn the ground over dumping weeds upside down. The weeds will decompose and add fertilizer to the soil.
  • Invest in a soaker hose to water tiny seedlings. A soaker hose is much easier than carrying a watering can back and forth to and from the hydrant.
  • Recycle an old laundry basket to gather vegetables. While the vegetables are still in the laundry basket rinse the dirt off with a garden hose. The water will drain out of the laundry basket like a strainer.
  • Tie plastic disposable shopping bags around shoes before walking in the garden for easy shoe clean-up later.
  • Healthy soil produces plants that can withstand disease and insects.
  • Organic compost encourages worms which naturally fertilize the soil.
  • Household vinegar makes a healthy organic weed killer. Place in a spray bottle and spray directly on weeds.
  • Beans and peas transfer nitrogen in the atmosphere into a chemical that neighboring crops can utilize. Consider planting them near carrots, cabbage, turnips and other vegetables.
  • Onions and marigolds act as natural insect repellants.
  • Rotate the crops you plant in a particular bed every couple of years to keep the soil from becoming depleted.

Reasons to Garden:

  • Gardening is a stress reducing activity.
  • Family gardening projects promotes family togetherness.
  • Gardeners soak up plenty of vitamin D.
  • Save money.
  • Rest assured your family is eating insecticide free vegetables.
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  1. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #2. Loved the garden slippers and the laundry basket.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Susan...I love it when we can give an old item a new use!
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  2. kristo
    kristo
    Voted! Vinegar is an amazing liquid
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Kristo! Yes, it is great for cleaning too, especially when added to baking soda.
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  3. Teresa
    Teresa
    Vote #7. Love the article there, Carolyn. Love the tips as well. I remembered when, my mother, and I would be in the garden every summer planing it. We did just the way, that you've described it here in your article. We'd also, go up to my grandparent's house and helped my grandmother. I missed those days and them.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Teresa for the vote! Your letter came in the mail today! Our memories are precious!
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  4. SnakeWitch
    Extra reason to garden: it helps add plant life to the neighborhood. Recommendation: if you use a sprinkler, please water at times of day that are less hot so as to not waste too much water through evaporation. Early in the morning and late at night are great times to do this. Or better yet, water manually - which is what this post suggests you do. Voted! Great articles on gardening, Carolyn! Is someone perhaps looking to develop a green thumb?
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    1. Teresa
      Teresa
      Snake witch, I would like to develop a green thumb here in the home with the thought of having some food that I may be able to grow myself. That way, my sons, and I can save on our food stamps. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears on this matter. Please, do let me know. I'd need to know just what kinds can be done in the home, what types of soil that can be used, and just what kinds of containers that is permissible to be used in an apartment. Look forward to hearing from anyone with ideas like this. Also, I need to know just what types of watering method to be using as well, and how often to water.
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      1. Carolyn
        Carolyn
        Teresa, I am thinking about writing an upcoming article on seeds. Thanks for the vote and comments!
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      2. SnakeWitch
        One recommendation I have is to help you out, you can sometimes purchase the vegetables just sprouting in the pots at different places - organic food stores may have some, large plant sellers, etc - and therefore for the time being, you can have the vegetables and some fresh herbs to grow. They are not expensive, either, and you will end up saving some money with this.
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      3. SnakeWitch
        Look for the ones that are already planted that are sold in pots. You can get fresh herbs and some vegetables like that, such as tomatoes and carrots. They're inexpensive and you will save money with them.
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      4. SnakeWitch
        Look for the ones that are already planted that are sold in pots. You can get fresh herbs and some vegetables like that, such as tomatoes and carrots. They're inexpensive and you will save money with them.
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      5. SnakeWitch
        Look for the ones that are already planted that are sold in pots. You can get fresh herbs and some vegetables like that, such as tomatoes and carrots. They're inexpensive and you will save money with them.
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      6. SnakeWitch
        Look for the ones that are already planted that are sold in pots. You can get fresh herbs and some vegetables like that, such as tomatoes and carrots. They're inexpensive and you will save money with them.
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      7. SnakeWitch
        Look for the ones that are already planted that are sold in pots. You can get fresh herbs and some vegetables like that, such as tomatoes and carrots. They're inexpensive and you will save money with them.
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    2. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Snake Witch! Watering in the morning and at night keeps the hot sun from hitting the water on the leaves and scorching them. I would definitely not say that I have a green thumb....but I can grow a few things. LOL!
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  5. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Great tips for my backyard garden - voted! Check out my romesco sauce post!
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Virtually Homemade! Will definitely check out your article!
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  6. Roopam
    Great tips to keep in mind...voted!
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Roopam!
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  7. Sheila Ray
    Voted. I didn't know about the vinegar!
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