Do you know the secret about organic gardening? It is no different from regular gardening.Yes , you did read that right! There is very little difference between the two. You still need to plan your garden and your work whether you are growing vegetables the organic way or the regular way. In this article I will look at both the similarities and differences between organic vegetable gardening and regular vegetable gardening.
Successful vegetable gardening requires you to plan ahead. Talk to any veteran garden about how to start and they will tell you that you must have a plan. The first step in planning your garden is to decide where you are going to put it and how big you want it to be. The right location is crucial to your success. Most vegetables need at least six hours of sunlight a day to grow successfully, some might need more, so finding a position in the garden that maximizes light is important. The same is true for drainage and soil quality. It is important that you choose a suitable spot when you are planning your vegetable garden.
As you can see it does nt take a bio physicist or an engineer to be a gardener. However, it would make a lot of sense for you to take the time to research regular gardening and organic gardening. Although the differences are subtle there are differences.
Once you have found the right place to site your vegetable patch, you need to decide things like what you are going to plant and how much space to leave between the rows. You also need to be aware of which plants are compatible with each other. These steps apply whether you are planning to grow organically or in the regular way. The reason for this is some plants will require more water, nutrients or sunshine than others. Putting plants together that are compatible is therefore crucial to your success. The wrong plants growing together can lead to a war between them where only the fittest and strongest survive. This principle applies whatever type of gardening you are practicing.
So, we have looked at some of the similarities between both ways of gardening, what are some of the main differences? The main difference will be in the type of fertilizers, weedkillers and pesticides you will use. Regular gardeners will use all kinds of man-made chemicals on their garden whereas a organic gardener will avoid using them at all costs. Organic gardeners make use of things like mulches in order to keep down weeds. They fertilize their crops with organic matter rather than chemicals and they use environmentally friendly ways of controlling pests.
As you can see it you don't need to be a bio physicist or an engineer to be a gardener. However, it makes a lot of sense for you to take the time to research regular gardening and organic gardening. Although the differences are subtle they are very real.