Before I studied organic gardening, I had hardly considered growing food. Now, the vegetable garden is my main focus.
This page is my main hub for introducing you to some important concepts on how to grow organic, so be sure to bookmark it.
The cool thing I've learned is that a vegetable garden doesn't have to be a weedy rectangle with straight rows and wide paths in the back corner of your property.
It can be part of a nice, curvy, organic bed right around your house, integrated with flowers, shrubs and trees.
My main reasons for having an organic vegetable garden are:
- Nutrition. You can learn to grow food that is much healthier than organic food from the grocery store, with fruits and vegetables that are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and natural pharmaceuticals.
- Self-sufficiency. It's important to have the skills to grow your own food. If you can't get to a grocery store for any number of entirely feasible reasons, you can have food waiting for you outside your kitchen door.
- Saving Money. In the early years you'll spend some money bringing in external inputs and time preparing the garden, but eventually you can get to a point where the garden largely takes care of itself and you reap the rewards.
- Fun. One of the most rewarding parts of life is vegetable gardening - planting a seed, assisting it in becoming the healthiest possible plant, harvesting it and then preparing it for a homemade meal. It's an unbelievable feeling.
Even if this is your first year, you can inexpensively grow a lot of great food in only 100 square feet, picking up lifelong skills of self-sufficiency. And after a few years of intelligently improving your soil, that food will be a powerhouse of nutrition.
6 Vegetable Garden Articles
The following articles will give you basics tips for getting an organic vegetable garden going and then more advanced tips for growing healthy food.
- Vegetable Gardening For Beginners
7 most important organic gardening tips for starting a vegetable garden.
- Companion Planting Chart - Boost Your Garden With Companion Plants
I have an incredible companion planting chart to share with you for FREE!
- Intensive Gardening VS Permaculture Gardening VS Biological Gardening
It's very interesting to learn about these different methods.
- Growing A Vegetable Garden (And Skipping The Doctor)
When you learn about growing a vegetable garden, you see how important this all is.
- Growing Nutrient Dense Food - 3 Tips For Organic Gardeners
I go beyond basic soil management to briefly cover what comes after that on the journey to nutrient dense food.
- Organic Vegetable Gardening Blog
Here are the rest of my posts on vegetable gardening. You might check out the ones on brix and vegetable garden design.