As you may have already known, there are a lot of advantages to growing your own vegetables. If you’re interested in starting a bountiful vegetable garden, then you must know the 5 basic principles of organic gardening, which are:
2. Preparing the Soil
To begin, you should always plan everything ahead of time. This includes deciding on what type of vegetables to grow and where you want to put it.
The next is preparing your garden soil. You need to check the pH levels of the soil to suit whatever vegetables you’re planning to grow. Different vegetables require different pH levels. You also want the pH levels of your soil to be just in the middle of the scale. Not too acidic and not too alkaline.
Then here come the seeds. You can pretty much buy it from a trusted organic seed seller and other gardening stores. Make sure there’s a “certified organic” label in the packaging to ensure the quality.
Next, you’ll want to create a compost heap. Compost is used to improve the soil and it also helps regulate pH levels.
And lastly, watering. Water is essential for us humans, but it is also increasingly important for the plants. See to it that your plants always have an adequate supply of water to prevent them from wilting and dying.
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