Organic eating is the best option for our health and well-being, especially in this fast polluting environment. We are well aware of this fact. The only downside is that organic products are expensive and purchasing them for regular intake isn’t in everyone’s budget. Therefore, the best remedy is to plant an organic kitchen garden in your own backyard.
Important aspects to be considered while creating an organic kitchen in the backyard:
1. Selection of Site
This is the first step to creating an organic kitchen in your home backyard. You don’t need a lot of space to create one. A small backyard or even a windowsill will do just fine. You can plant many types of plants on your windowsill as the main requirement of any plants is sunlight.
Select a south facing windowsill and you can grow your organic plants there too.
2. Preparation of The Soil
This is one of the most important aspects of an organic kitchen as they are the main base for the formation of plants. If the soil is not properly conditioned you won’t be able to get fresh and healthy veggies. Always ensure the soil is healthy without any chemical treatments.
The basic purpose of eating organic vegetables is to avoid any chemicals and pesticides to make them 100% natural, so make sure you don’t add any chemicals to the soil to have healthy and productive plants.
3. Good Compost
Compost is the best thing to help your plants grow. They help to provide nutrients for growth, save water, and avoid wastage. You should spread compost around your plants and mix it into the soil well, and you’ll be good to go. You can make compost in your home, or outside.
4. Plants and Seeds
Select the type of vegetables you want to grow in your garden and plant seeds accordingly. You can easily get seeds from the market, though it’s best to find ones that are completely natural for your organic kitchen. When you plant them in soil, provide the right amount of water and nutrients to get a healthy plant.
Inspect the growth of your plant regularly and keep an eye on the formation of weeds or any irregularity. Remove weeds right away from the roots to prevent diseases.
Try to plant crops in open spaces and the bed should be raised to a certain level so as to avoid walking on them. Plant your crops semi-close together as it reduces the formation of weed and waste.
This also helps to provide the compost and the nutrients easily. Ensure there is sufficient space between the rows of plants to enable air circulation. It also helps to avoid any formation of fungus and gives you a path to help maintain the plants easily.
Water your plants regularly with the right amount of water. This will help you grow healthy and nutritional plants. Studies say the best time to water plants is in the morning, as at that time the weather is cool and without strong winds. This way there would be less evaporation and you can conserve water. Water the roots of the plants with the help of a drip or a soaking system for better results.
7. Controlling the Weeds
Controlling weeds in the garden is very important as they have the capability to steal water and nutrients from your plants. They also harbor diseases and destroy your harvest, which may make your crops unhealthy to consume. For this, consider a weed eater removal method as the most important priority for your garden.
Harvest plants after they have fully grown and have flowered for optimal health and nutrition. Also, consider drying after harvest, then washing them for use. The best time to harvest is in the morning.
Creating an organic kitchen is not a difficult task and has proven to be very cost-effective in the long run. Going organic is the best way to stay healthy and to avoid chemical and/or pesticide infested plants. Plant an organic kitchen in your home today and reap the extra benefits.
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