Organic Gardening DIY
If you have never before grown your own vegetables, I hope this blog will be the one that encourages you to do so!
First I wanted to blog about the fresh taste and glorious satisfaction one gets from growing their own food.
There is just something so wonderful in eating foods that you have raised yourself. And when you grow those foods using organic methods, then there is satisfaction in knowing that you family is getting the healthiest diet you can grow them.
|Raider enjoying the garden's shade.|
But what vegetables don your table? Are you a veggie lover? Do you want to try new types of veggies that you can't get in you local market? Or do you just want a window Herb Garden to enhance the flavors in your cooking?
|Chocolate Mint is a wonderful smelling and tasty herb.|
|My herb gardens are in pots and in the ground for more variety and ease in moving tender herbs around the garden.|
|This garden was set up using Companion Planting for Organic Foods. Lay out your garden needs.|
The space you designate should be thought about carefully as this spot will be used from Spring thru Fall, or longer if you over winter your garden or bring potted gardens indoors for longer growing seasons.
|The two large Red Tomatoes did really well in this side garden, however, the Yellow Variety should have had more sun and space than we provided.|
If it is tomatoes you are considering, what variety do you want?
|Organic Rosemary that gets harvested and dried each Fall. I take one cutting to root in water over the Winter for the next Spring growing season. I then transplant that rooted cutting out in the herb garden or in a pot on the porch.|
Do you want to start them early indoors or buy seedlings that will give you a more visually satisfying effect or do you want a bit of each, like me? There are so many varieties of tomatoes that it can be quite overwhelming even for the seasoned gardener. So make notes before you shop.
|This Heirloom variety has beautiful Pink/Orange flesh when ripe. It looks beautiful in salads and yummy too!|
|Tomatoes need to be staked or caged for support while growing.|
You can grow tomatoes in pots as well as in the ground, if you are limited on space. Look for compact, bush type plants and herbs that are great for container gardens.
|Organic Strawberry Plants can be ordered from Catalogs or found in your Local Nursery's.|
Strawberries are great in the ground or in a pot. These strawberries overwinter each year with the covering of straw. The straw helps the strawberry roots to stay warmer. And it helps keep the moisture in the roots of the plants.
I hope I have given you something to think about in growing your own Organic Foods.
Next I will blog on Early Spring Veggies and hopefully have new garden photos of the new gardens here in Colorado. (We move frequently as the business dictates and have many wonderful gardens!)
Have a Great Sunday Everyone!
Enjoy the Week ahead!