How to Grow Organic Vegetables the Cheap and Easy Way for the Lazy Gardener

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Vegetable Garden Lettuce Gone to Seed

When a novice organic gardener learns to grow vegetables organically, they must learn about composting. Composting is a way of fertilizing the soil without synthetic fertilizers. They may also learn about saving seeds. Organic and heirloom seeds can be quite expensive to purchase. Below are some cheap and easy ways to fertilize an organic garden and save seeds from heirloom vegetables.

Instructions
1. Composting
Long before there were synthetic fertilizers and compost tumblers to buy, people were composting. Anything that grows from the ground including fruits, vegetables, plants and trees help feed the soil when they decompose. Allowing this decomposition to occur and feed the soil is what composting is really all about.
Anytime you cook with raw fruits or vegetables, save the scraps and return them to your vegetable garden. You can bury them, but it is not necessary. As the plant material decomposes, it will feed the soil. Grass clippings and leaves also make excellent plant material to use as compost. Putting the leaves and grass clippings on top of the soil in your vegetable garden will block weeds and feed the soil at the same time. Grass clippings and leaves are full of nitrogen, which your plants need.
2 Saving Seeds
Before there were stores to purchase seeds, people considered seed saving to be a crucial skill for their existence. Saving seeds from this years crop to produce more food the next year was a way to avoid hunger. You can buy organic and heirloom seeds, but they can be much more expensive than conventional garden seeds.
You can save money by saving seeds from your fresh garden vegetables as you use them. This is the cheap way to get seeds for next years garden, but if you have ever saved, dried, and stored seeds for the next year you know this can be time consuming. Another benefit of composting plant material directly into your vegetable garden is that nature saves the seeds for you.
I regularly have vegetable plants popping up all over my garden in the spring without planting anything. The seeds from vegetables I composted the year before are growing. Of course, this type of gardening will not give you neat rows, but it will give you vegetables with little to no effort. I use my properly saved seeds to fill in empty space in my vegetable garden between the plants that popped up voluntarily.
3 More Easy Ways to Seed Your Garden
When you harvest or eat many vegetables, such as cucumbers, or squash, you are actually eating the fruit of the plant, which holds the seeds. Some other types of vegetables, such as lettuce, bolt and “go to seed.” Gardeners typically try to harvest vegetables before they bolt or “go to seed,” because the plants becomes bitter when they bolt. Lettuce leaves for example, become bitter.
To garden organically, the cheap and easy way, allow a few vegetables drop to the ground and reseed the ground. Allow a few plants to “go to seed,” also. By allowing the seeds to drop to the ground you will reseed your garden. This year I let a few of my spring lettuce heads go to seed. I had lettuce growing voluntarily in the fall from the spring seeds.
When you harvest or eat many vegetables, such as cucumbers, or squash, you are actually eating the fruit of the plant, which holds the seeds. Some other types of vegetables, such as lettuce, bolt and “go to seed.” Gardeners typically try to harvest vegetables before they bolt or “go to seed,” because the plants becomes bitter when they bolt. Lettuce leaves for example, become bitter.
To garden organically, the cheap and easy way, allow a few vegetables drop to the ground and reseed the ground. Allow a few plants to “go to seed,” also. By allowing the seeds to drop to the ground you will reseed your garden. This year I let a few of my spring lettuce heads go to seed. I had lettuce growing voluntarily in the fall from the spring seeds.

Fuente: www.ehow.com

Autor: braniac, eHow Member

Fecha: 19/03/2011

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