Organic vegetable gardens are an option most people are looking into due to the harmful effects of chemicals left over from gardens using inorganic methods to grow vegetables. The produce grown on organic farms not only tastes better, but is healthier too. For starting your own low maintenance vegetable garden, you need to follow 5 simple basic tips:
- Buy good quality saplings. Good saplings grow into good plants and produce a good crop. Buying high grade saplings are the first rule of low maintenance vegetable gardening.
- Make sure the garden gets plenty of sunlight. A good garden needs at least 8 hours of sunlight in order to grow a good crop. A few vegetables such as greens, herbs and lettuce can make do with little sunlight but most other vegetables need plenty of sun to aid photosynthesis for proper growth.
- Prepare the soil well and make sure that it supports plant growth. If necessary, use a good organic fertilizer for soil amendment. Coco peat is an excellent natural fertilizer as well as a soil amender, which can be used for organic vegetable gardening. BioActive Cocopeat infuses the soil with air and prepares it for good vegetable growth by balancing the soil pH, restructuring the soil and maintaining soil moisture.
- Plants need plenty of sunlight as well as water to flourish. Water your organic vegetable garden well so that the plants don’t get dried out. BioActive Cocopeat helps out in this aspect too. It retains water in large quantities and prevents it from draining out of the garden. The plants can derive this retained water whenever necessary. This helps in low maintenance vegetable gardening since your garden won’t need to be watered frequently.
- Get rid of plant pests so that the crops are not harmed. Using BioActive Cocopeat provides natural resistance towards plant diseases, thus eliminating the need for additional pesticides.
These 5 steps will get you started on organic vegetable gardening without any problems.