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Organic Vegetable Gardening
June 2nd, 2008 by Greenthumb

Organic vegetable gardening is more popular than ever. Organically grown vegetables are a hot commodity, bringing in nearly double the price value at the local supermarket. Eating organically grown food is also considered a healthier lifestyle choice and better for the environment. Growing your own organic vegetables ensures that your vegetables are free from pesticides and chemicals. It is also often considerably more affordable to grow your own organic vegetables than to purchase organic foods at the store. These basic tips can help you get started with your own organic vegetable gardening project.

Tips for Organic Vegetable Gardening

Compost is Invaluable– Learn to compost your yard and kitchen waste to enhance your organic garden. Composting provides essential nutrients and helps balance the pH of the soil without adding chemical fertilizers or soil treatments.

Make Worms Your Friends– Earthworms provide life giving aeration to your organic vegetable gardening project while they burrow through the soil. Extra earthworms can be purchased through a garden supply catalog. Some organic vegetable gardening enthusiasts even house red worms in specialized worm bins that collect the liquid droppings for added garden fertilization. The redworms recycle your kitchen waste and turn it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.