Growing your own food items can be a transformative and joyful experience. Whether you live in the big metropolitan’s city and only have room where you can set up few window pots and can grow herbs in it or you are living in area where you can set up a backyard garden in which you can grow all kind of your gardening needs, or you live in the small city or towns where you can set your own food organically is worth a try.
Soil Preparation: Check contaminants and nutrients of soil before growing plants. And make sure the soil is properly conditioned.
Gardening material: make sure the gardening products you are using are safe and organic.
Making Good Compost: How to make your own fertilizer, manure and not waste your kitchen scraps or local livestock.
Planting Crops: Plant the crops or seeds properly which you want to grow in your home garden.
Watering: Water the plants in sufficient quantity.
Weeding: Pull out waste, weeds alongside of the plants.
Protect plants without using chemicals: protect crops without using pesticides, weedicides etc.
Harvesting the crops: After maturity period (grow up properly) harvest the fruits, vegetables.
Cleaning: Chop off the dried plants and unwanted crops according to the season.
Make sure your veggies or crops get proper nutrients from soil. To get best quality soil it should be tested by soil test kit. If you don’t have soil test kit then make sure your soil has plenty of humus in it. Healthy soil helps build up strong, productive plants.
Some of the products you may require for your garden include seeds, potting soil, mulch, tools, fertilizer, compost, and many of other things. Try to purchase HYV seeds and seedlings and OMRI certified gardening products.
Making Good Compost
Composting at home is a great way to reduce and reuse your waste and turn your kitchen and yard scraps and local livestock into valuable organic fertilizer for your garden and house plants. You can make your own compost bin, purchase a pre-made bin, or even start a worm composting bin in your house and feed your plants full nutrients.
Plants that you will be harvesting such as vegetables or cutting flowers, should be grouped tightly in beds that you do not walk on. Raised beds work great. Grouping crop reduces weeding and water waste, and helps you target compost and nutrients to your plants. Sufficient space between rows helps to promote air circulation, which repels fungal attacks.
Morning is the best time to water plants. Because mornings tend to be cool with less winds, so the amount of water lost to evaporation is reduced. If you water the plants in the evening, they stay damp overnight, making them more likely to be damaged by fungal and bacterial diseases.
Ideally, you want to water the roots of plants, not the greenery, which is easily damaged. A drip or soak irrigation system can work great, or just carefully water the bases of plants by hand
No matter where you plant crops, you will still get weeds. Pulling them by hand may sound like difficult job— and it can be — but it also can be good exercise, and gets you outside in the fresh air.
Protect plants without using chemicals
To protect the plants from bacteria, pests, the first thing you should do is to make sure plants are getting sufficient light, nutrients and moisture. Beneficial insects can be plant’s best friends, especially ladybugs. Foster natural predators in your garden.
Harvesting the crops
Do not forget to harvest the fruits and veggies of your labour! The more you harvest veggies, fruits the more your plants will produce for you. Harvest season is different of different crops i.e. kharif crops, rabi crops, seasonal crops, Zaid crops. During peak harvest season it is best to check your garden crops every day. It is best to cut produce off with a sharp knife or scissors rather than ripping or pulling with your fingers as it will damage the whole plant.
And get organic or toxic free food items at comfort of your home.
Grow toxic free food items in your home garden with Cleaning
If you see sick or unwanted plants either during the season or at the end of the year, make sure you pull up the entire organism. Put all waste and unwanted material deep in the woods, in the ground at least a foot deep, or on the bonfire. Chop off all the dried leaves or plants. Leave the land, soil bare for sometimes so that it gains or replenish nutrients for another crop.
By following all the above said steps you can get organic or toxic free food items at comfort of your home.
Go for organic food at your home garden!!