If you are new to organic vegetable gardening then these tips are essential in making sure that you grow the best vegetables that you can and without having too many problems from bugs and insects.
Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips
1 Healthy Soil
Getting the right soil is essential when it comes to organic vegetable gardening so it is important to make sure you mix the soil with a nice compost, this will ensure that the soil has all of the vital nutrients needed for growing your lovely, healthy vegetables.
2 Companion Planting
Growing plants that have a strong scent along side your organic veg can attract the nasty insects away from your vegetables. This is one of my favourite ways of keeping the bugs at bay.
3 Making your own compost
I find that it is so much better to make my own compost out of tea bags, vegetable peelings, bits of newspaper…. basically anything that you would normally just throw away. (within reason of course)
4 Natural Pesticides
Experimenting with natural pesticides can be a very rewarding and a simple way of keeping the bugs away from your vegetables. For example, you could try using a lemon grass plant to repel the mosquito’s, or if you plant garlic around fruit trees, it will repel borers. So if you are having problems with a specific insect or bug then it isn’t too hard to just look up a way of using a natural pesticide to deter them.
5 Wildlife Is Your Friend
While organic vegetable gardening, having an abundance of wildlife is a fantastic way of keeping your vegetables healthy.
These 5 tips will ensure that you are able to produce some fantastic vegetables and not have too many problems with them being nibbled on.