Organic gardening is a satisfying and cost efficient way of placing good wholesome food in front of your family. 
Growing food organically means that there are no pesticides, fertilizers or any other man made chemicals spread on or introduced to the crops as they are growing. 
The food that is harvested is both clean and wholesome. Previous to the twentieth and twenty first century organically grown food was both common and plentiful. 
Home owners and tenants often had access to parcels of land on which they grew food, kept chickens and other livestock.
This husbandry was essential to life and kept the family fed for an entire year. 
Supermarkets in those days were not even invented. 
The pace of organic food production managed to keep pace with population growth. 
No one really went hungry. 
It was the advent of the industrial revolution and the creation of large towns and cities that food demand began to out strip the organically grown food supply. 
Inorganic farming became the norm. The same areas of land available for crop growing now had to become more productive. 
Fertilizers were created that could increase crop yields tenfold. Pesticides that helped to control food pests were freely spread on the growing crops. 
Pesticides enabled the farmer to further increase his crop yield per acre. 
The age of inorganic factory farming had arrived. 
As people became more educated, wealthy and health conscious, the demand for organic produce began to increase. This led to supermarkets and other retail outlets stocking more organic produce. Shops dedicated only to organic produce mushroomed (pun intended). Suddenly organic produce became the ‘in thing’. 
People if they could not buy organic produce wanted to grow their own vegetables. Which brings us to the question of how to create an organic garden? 
Anybody can grow organic vegetables Even if you live in high rise apartments all you need is a window box and access to some sun during the day. 
The best vegetables to start with are the salad bowl variety. Lettuces, small Bush Tomatoes, Radishes, Spring Onions, Carrots and Cucumbers are all suitable for growing in organic window boxes. 
There are many varieties of herbs that are also perfect for window box cultivation. Chilies and bell peppers can also be a welcome addition to the window box. Growing aromatic herbs such as Basil, Mint, or Thyme creates a beautiful scented room. 

Window Boxes 
Buy the largest window box that you have space for. Also check to see it has an inner tray to catch any water. 
Make sure that it is raised of off of the ground or window ledge. 
I prefer using house bricks to support the window box. The house bricks raise the window box just enough so that it is easy to clean under and around it. 
Visit your local garden nursery and buy soil and seeds that are organically certified. Fill the window box up to the top then sprinkle with clean water and leave for at least two days before planting your veggies. 
After a short period you will be rewarded with the sight of small shoots appearing out of the soil. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to make salads from your very own organic garden. You will save yourself money and be happy in the knowledge that you are providing your family with good clean wholesome produce from your very own organic garden.
Share To:

Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.