How to Grow Healthy Organic Food
The increasing pollution of the environment with industrial waste and poisonous substances have become a major health concern in recent years. Food, air, water and other essentials components of human existence are now polluted with dangerously high concentrations of poisonous chemical. As a result, there is now an increasing need for organic food that is free of pollution.
Some organic vegetables can be grown at home, as they require very little space. Thus, the following tips will help to comfortably grow healthy organic food at home.
To renew the bed in your garden, slice under the turf and turn it over. Cover it with wood chips and wait a few weeks. You can then use this bed to grow healthy organic food. The ground you have turned over is made richer by the turf that is under it.
When you notice an area with a lot of weeds, instead of pulling them, take a shovel and dig under it. Then turn the soil over so that the weeds feed your seeds like manure would. This will save you time and also keep the weeds from growing back.
Other organic components that can be used to grow organic food include dry leaves, left-over food, hay, straws, animal waste, charcoal, and other things. Once available, put those away in an airtight container, or a pit dug behind in your backyard. The more you gather and put in these airtight spaces, the more organic compost you will have to use on your garden.
To prevent your herbs from rotting, dry them immediately after harvesting. After drying, keep them away from moisture by storing them in a cool dry place. This will also prevent the growth of bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
Some bugs are important for your garden. Example is the lady bug. This is because it feeds on other bugs like aphids, which destroy the crops by eating up the leaves. Lady bugs prey on these bugs and thus help in growing healthy organic crops. Other helpful bugs are butterflies. These help with pollination of the plants.
Add a little bit of water to the biological decay, and spread it on your plants in an efficient way. This is better for providing organic based nutrients to your plants than using chemical fertilizers. It also prevents the contamination of the environment with toxic chemicals. All these help to make plants more organic, healthy and free of toxic contaminants.
Water your garden with a hose under low pressure. This ensures that your garden is gradually irrigated or soaked without flooding. It will also give you time to multitask. You, therefore, get more things done will gardening.
When you develop the techniques for growing organic food, you will know that it is worth the effort when you see the quality of produce that you will grow. Thus, if you are interested in growing your own non-contaminated, healthy organic food, give it a try, and you will be happy you did.