Step 1: Buy organic seeds or starter plants.
I bought my seeds at Target, the plants are from Whole Foods OR buy them on line at these wonderful sites. www.gardeners.com (if you need above ground boxes,small growing boxes for on your deck, they have all sizes and shapes) or go to www.burpee.com
Step 3: While your seedlings are growing get your garden area started. Organic soil or your own from composting.(I will blog how to compost later, easy AND I got mine for free!)
Amend the soil with organic Bone meal and Blood meal. Sprinkle it in and mix around. Water and let it settle for a few days.
Every year I rotate my planting, make sure you have a chart for next year. You can also research which plants grow best next to each other.
I use hoops for the tomatoes, and trellises for vine plants. You can buy or make your own with twigs. I made a trellis for my pumpkins.(above,see it at the top?)
Step 6: As the plants grow make sure you weed!
Step 7: Do not use pesticides. Natural is the best. This is not organic....but helps with pests.
Here is a recipe -1 gallon of water
2 cups of Dawn soap
2 cups of plain listerine type mouthwash
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Mix together, put in a spray bottle.
Marigolds have a pungent odor that keeps insects at bay.
Step 8: Make sure you water A LOT!
Step 9: Take off the dead leaves.The tomato
plants need a "hair cut" now and then. The stems with just leaves that don't have flowers can be cut back. They steal energy away from the whole plant. You can cut back on the zucchini plants too.
Step 10: Harvest!!
Eat fresh organic veggies from the garden to the table. Cost is low and worth every penny!
|I have two boxes in my back yard.|
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