Table of Contents
- 1 How to Explain Fruits and Vegetables in your Garden?
- 1.1 THE BASES OF A ORGANIC POTAGER
- 1.2 Maintain your Garden
- 1.3 The different ways to prevent attacks from some pests and Diseases
- 1.4 To conclude
How to Explain Fruits and Vegetables in your Garden?
THE BASES OF A ORGANIC POTAGER
Set the size of your garden.
It is important to define the size of your future garden because if you are a perfect beginner do not start with a surface of 130 m² (in your garden), prefer an area between 5 and 10 m² which already you will help you to make your hand and savor some fruits and vegetables of your production. (To know: it takes a minimum of 100 m² for pretend to feed an entire family).
A second primary criterion in the creation and not to mention neglect is the location because it will be necessary to ensure that your Fruits and vegetable garden is sunny, taking into account trees, walls … observe your garden for a day and you can better judge this important factor that is the sun.
Draw a garden plan
Once the first two steps have been completed, write on a piece of paper the different fruits and vegetables you would like a plant. I advise you to start choosing things easy to plant and maintain to make your hand: tomatoes, zucchini, radish … However when you go to buy your plants make sure to diversify the species; for example, I took Cornabel tomatoes, Green Grapp, Fantasia, Corazon, Octavio. I recommend this because I think that more diversity is great plus your plants will be strong: diversity strengthens your garden. And draw your garden plan so that you can access your vegetables using a driveway; also think that your plants will grow and plan for your zucchini, for example, to space them at least a meter apart, your tomato plants about 60 centimeters (a little trick you can grow salad between tomato feet.
Prepare the soil
It is important to prepare the soil without turning it over because of this way you preserve the life of the little animals that are under our feet and Believe me there is a lot. For that, there are of course tools like the Broadfork.
Plant your fruits and vegetables
Once all these tasks are done, you just have to plant and sow the fruits and vegetables of your choice: tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, radish, leeks … Take back your little plan and your plants or seeds, a little oil elbow … and go!
Maintain your Garden
Once the fruits and vegetables are planted, we will have to maintain a little all that but normally if you have remained realistic in the face of the greatness of your Fruits and vegetables garden this should not take you a lot of time for maintenance. In addition, there is a method to facilitate weeding, it’s mulching: you can put straw around your plants and in this way, there will be 2 strengths to that but also 1 weak point (We can not have it all !)
The two strong points:
The weak point :
– Slugs like this little cozy bed. For my part, I use the mowing of lawn that must be put in a very thin layer and without sticking to your plants. Slugs like less.
Harvest your fresh fruits and vegetables
- And here we are after waiting, watching and maintaining properly our seedlings or seedlings, we have fruits and vegetables in your garden who only want to be picked and eaten. If you have children, offer them to go pick some radishes, or tomatoes or a sprig of parsley: they will love that.
Cook them or keep them
Depending on the size of your garden, you can either cook them minutely and enjoy them the next moment but come to a certain size there will have to think about conservation. For some fruits and vegetables, there is the possibility to freeze them. For my part, I prefer to whiten them before (a method that consists of putting your crop diced in a saucepan and take them to boiling for 2-3 minutes). Wait for them to be totally cooled before freezing.
In an organic vegetable garden (as we preserve the different animal species and we do not want insecticides) it’s better to prevent that to heal. We must try to favor the “good” insects protectors of our vegetable garden compared to “bad” insects ready to eat your fruits and vegetables. For that there are ways: already the simple fact of not returning your land helps preserve the life that lies beneath our feet so the good insects that help regenerate the earth and promote the growth of your plants.
Some herbs like:
Chives in the potato culture allow removing the Colorado beetle. Besides, for the little story did you know? The Colorado beetle did not know the potato at the base because it comes from The United States and it’s the settlers on their expeditions who brought back unintentionally this insect that was simply feeding on plants without Too much taste and landing in Europe he tasted our dear apple
and loved it! An attack of Colorado beetles can be devastating: so it is better to try to keep it away.
Basil, which protects your tomato plants against some pests and even sees against mildew (tomato disease or potato with the appearance of brown spots). For the record, I heard with the past seasons where the conditions were favorable for the development of late blight, many people told me that their tomatoes were infected while the mine (I touch wood!) were in perfect health: is there a report of cause and effect? The power of flowers that can be powerful allies (arrived at good maturity) to repel certain insects; moreover will give color to your garden and promote biodiversity in attracting foragers and other “good” insects. Some examples :
The carnations of India well known in the world of gardening and quite effective, they repel ants, aphids and attract hoverflies. Concern repels aphids while the nasturtium attracts them. There are many other flowers that can be planted nearby your garden to encourage the arrival of “good” insects;
Experiment and you will see it will be really surprising. Another method of prevention is to facilitate the implantation of protectors of your garden as The ladybug that eats aphids. You could make him
a shelter. For this, simply put boards on each other and space them a few millimeters. The shelter must be enough deep.
The blue tit offering him a perch with a small cabin at the end. Be careful not to make the hole too big because otherwise, you could have more sparrows than anything else. As you can see more diversity settles in your organic Fruits and vegetables in your garden and more you will have the right to beautiful shows insects, birds, and many more surprises, and the more you additional protection.
Here for this guide hoping that you will have enjoyed it and that it will have helped you. There are plenty of other things to know in a kitchen garden. I know an elder who practices the vegetable garden for over 40 years and he keeps telling me that he learns every day about different species, the way nature knows how to protect itself and feed itself from essential nutrients, but as he says, “the best way to learn is to practice and to experiment in the respect for nature, and sometimes even with a pest attack. Yes your vegetable garden contains enough “good” insects and they are favored, you will witness incredible protection. “