As many of us now realize, eating organic fruits and vegetables is a great start to a healthy lifestyle. Store bought organic fruits and vegetables, however, only provide a fraction of the benefits as compared to growing your own fruits and vegetables. Why grow your own organic fruits and vegetables when you can just buy them? First and foremost, organic fruits and vegetables taste better when you pick them right out of your own garden, as opposed to buying them at your local grocery store.
When people initially taste a fruit or vegetable that has just been picked out of their garden, they’re usually pleasantly surprised over how much better the food tastes. The quality of your own freshly picked fruits and vegetables is unparalleled. If you’ve been eating store bought fruits and vegetables for any extended period of time, it’s likely that you’ll be surprised too, the first time you taste a freshly picked fruit or vegetable from your own garden. Due to the length of time that transpires between when a fruit or vegetable is picked and when it makes its way to the produce section in your grocery store, there’s no way that store bought produce could ever taste as delicious as its freshly picked equivalent.
Besides the incomparable quality and taste, you may have noticed that organic food is outrageously expensive when you buy it in the store. On the other hand, it’s incredibly inexpensive to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables. In this report, we’re going to show you just how inexpensive it is to start and maintain your own organic garden.
In addition to tasting better and the cost savings, growing your own fruits and vegetables is also an extremely rewarding experience. Working in nature, nurturing your plants, and getting your hands in the soil are very therapeutic and relaxing activities. For many people, there’s truly nothing better than being out in the fresh air and spending a few hours in their garden. Nonetheless, if your time is limited, rest assured that growing your own fruits and vegetables does not require a great deal of time. As a matter of fact, it probably takes more time to drive to the grocery store and do your food shopping than it does to maintain your own organic garden.
When you consider that your food tastes better when you grow your own as opposed to buying it, you’ll save a great deal of money off your grocery bill, and that having your own organic garden is an extremely rewarding, relaxing, and simple activity, the real question is: Why wouldn’t you grow your own organic fruits and vegetables? Hopefully, through this introduction, we’ve convinced you to start your own organic garden. If so, please read on, as we share our simple, yet important tips for starting and maintaining a plentiful organic garden.
Congratulations! You now have the base knowledge that you need to start and maintain your own organic garden. We truly believe that growing your own organic fruits and vegetables is one of the healthiest, most rewarding activities there are. Naturally, this report has just touched on the basics. Once you get started, we hope that you continue to learn and improve your gardening skills. Anyone who has been growing their own organic fruits and vegetables for a while will tell you that there’s always something new to learn and apply. It’s the folks who dedicate themselves to a philosophy of constant “growth” and improvement, whose gardens reap richer and richer rewards each season.
It is our hope, as you start your first garden, that you enjoy the entire process as well as the “fruits” of your labor. As they say, the joy is not found just in the destination alone, but in the journey as well. We wish you all the best, as you embark on the wonderful experience of starting your first organic garden!
Watering Your Organic Garden
The best time to water your garden is early in the morning, unless it’s raining or supposed to rain later that day. The reason why you want to water your plants as early in the morning as possible is because you want to give your garden time to dry off throughout the day. If you water your garden too late in the day, a good portion of that water will remain on your plants and in your garden overnight. When water sits on your plants and in your garden overnight, it creates fungus which will, in turn, kill your plants. Do not just lightly water the tops of your plants. You want to water your plants enough so that the water gets deep down into the roots, not just on the surface of the plants or on the top layer of the ground.
If it’s not possible for you to manually water your garden each morning, or you’d just rather simplify things a little, you can pick up a timer at your local hardware store or garden center. Most timers cost around $20-$30, but they’re worth every penny. If you don’t have the time each morning to water your garden, or you’re just not an early riser, these timers will take of this important step for you. When shopping for these timers, be sure to select one that will automatically not water your plants if it rained overnight or if it’s raining when the timer would usually turn the water on. This feature will help to conserve water by not watering your garden when it’s raining or if it just rained a few hours earlier.