In order for a garden to be truly organic, it must have its veggies. When you think about this as logically as possible, this starts to make sense, doesn’t it. Look at it this way, how will your plants grow well if it isn’t fertilized regularly. How can you grow your plants organically using only organic materials? What an easy question to answer. Simple, really. Instead of buying chemically produced fertilizers and manures, manufacture your own compost.
How do you get to manufacture your own compost so that it is well and truly organic? Well, it’s still an easy process, but seeing as this is going to be your first organic garden, it will take some time. But do be patient. It will only be a season or two before you start seeing positive results. But what do you do in the meantime? Oh well, well, there are gardening stores available that do specialize in selling only organic materials.
If not that, gardening and hardware stores, do, by now, have special corners devoted to organic produce and tools and materials. In the meantime, let us introduce you to four easy veggies to plant in your first organic garden. The other thing well worth noting about these organic vegetables is that they serve as your base vegetables in your kitchen. You will be using them on most cooking and salad making occasions.
• Onions – I am mentioning this vegetable first because of its all-round importance and significance. Interestingly, some of the vegetables from this extensive family of onions (let’s call them that for now) produce some lovely flowers. It may well be a nice attraction for bees if you are heading in the direction of successful beekeeping.
• Tomatoes – A little extra work may be required, depending where you live, but not much, if you’re that keen. It has to do with your available surroundings and the available soil that is conducive to producing good tomatoes. But the challenge here really has to do with the pests. They are attracted to the tomato plant, well, like flies. You’ll need to maintain this plant well with water, organic fertilizer and regular pruning and discarding of dead leaves (which, in turn, can be used as mulch or compost for the rest of your garden).
• Potatoes – Like the onion, they are versatile in both the garden and the kitchen. They’ll take a short while to grow, but when they do, they flourish. Make sure your soil is properly tilled and appropriately fed with the right organic fertilizer and compost, helping to add further enhancement to already tasty flavors. Potatoes grown entirely organically are far, far tastier than regularly produced potatoes. Just think what your next stew or Indian curry will taste like with these moist potatoes added in.
• Lettuce – They are about the easiest to grow and they are about the simplest and yet most effective contributors to the organic garden and dinner table. Along with the lettuce, do stick in a few cabbage seeds as well. Similar, perhaps even better results will prevail. That is to say if you are a true fan of the stew pot. Also, what’s nice about these plants is their abundance of green coloring.