Jul 28, 2021
You want to get the most from your certified organic vegetable seeds. That means giving them everything they need to thrive in your garden, whether that’s a sunny windowsill inside or a garden bed outdoors. Here’s how to get started:
One reason organic gardeners favor this gardening method is that it’s gentler on the environment and better supports organic vegetable seeds. Part of that starts with keeping things chemical-free whether it’s pest control or weeding out your garden beds.
Keeping hungry insects out of your garden doesn’t require the heavy-duty pesticides you see at most garden centers (which eventually make their way to your dinner plate). Consider picking up insecticidal soap at your local Home Depot or Walmart Garden Center or make your own at home.
Believe it or not, Mother Nature is a fantastic helper in this arena. Besides populating your garden with plant-friendly insects such as ladybugs, you can include some plant allies in your lineup with a little careful planning.
Certain plants can repel insects. Both lavender and marigolds can help your garden stay safe from hungry creepy crawlies.
While you won’t be able to dodge weed duty entirely, you can make it more manageable sans chemicals.
Mulch provides natural and reliable weed control, but there’s a way to help it work even better. Take the time to look for a biodegradable weed barrier. Because it’s made from natural fibers, your plants will still get plenty of air circulation, and you get the benefit of having fewer weeds to pull.
Don’t underestimate the impact soil quality can have on your organic vegetable seeds and how well they grow. We always recommend starting with organic potting soil to give them a nutrient-rich foundation. Soils high in organic matter can help ensure your plants get what they need to grow their best.
Composting is another terrific way to repurpose kitchen scraps and give your garden soil a boost. You’ll have an eco-friendly source of high-quality nutrients at your fingertips. Or you could give organic fertilizer a try for happy, healthy plants. The right fertilizer can improve plant growth and keep soil in excellent condition.
You can also take a cue from organic farms and consider crop rotation in your backyard garden. Crop rotation is one of the oldest farming practices. It can help enrich your soil, manage pests, and even decrease the odds of having disease ravage your garden.
It will take some careful planning since you don’t want to plant your fruits and veggies in the same place each season, but it can go a long way in maintaining your soil quality.
Psst: Borrow another technique from organic farms and plant cover crops. These grasses and legumes work to increase the nutrients in your soil and protect against soil erosion.
The best thing about starting a garden with organic vegetable seeds is how easily you can make it work for you no matter the space you have available. Whether you have room for a patio garden or only enough space for a few pots indoors, you can still grow your food and have fun doing it.
Check out Back to the Roots Fabric Raised Garden Bed to strategically expand your outdoor garden. Made from durable and long-lasting fabric, this portable garden bed will help your plants get plenty of oxygen, good drainage, and sets up in minutes.
Alternatively, you can bring nature indoors with a small-scale garden. Terrariums are low-maintenance miniature gardens and great for kids, so you can enjoy the beauty of live plants when space is at a premium.
It’s easy for home gardeners like you to get started with organic vegetable seeds and see the garden of your dreams take shape with a bit of TLC. Quality seeds make all the difference in how your garden grows. By choosing organic, you’re avoiding non-GMO seeds and giving your family the best.
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