What I love about the idea of having your own vegetable garden is the convenience it can give you in producing vegetables for your daily consumption, the extra income it can provide when you sell the harvested produce, and the assurance that the vegetables are fresh and safe to eat because you take watch on them from planting until harvesting time.
A vegetable garden doesn’t have to be in a spacious farm lot. In fact, you can plant different vegetables in plant boxes on the porch or veranda. Basic vegetables that are commonly grown in vegetable gardens are tomatoes, lime, lemon, and peas because they are usually used in most dishes. Also, a mixture of different colors of vegetables is refreshing to the eyes and the dramatic picturesque of vining vegetables like squash, cucumber, and bitter gourd, whose stems intertwine on fences and pillars, is astoundingly beautiful.
However, amidst the incredible opportunities a vegetable garden can provide, you must focus on one element that is key to producing healthy vegetables. How can you enjoy the fruits of your labor when your vegetables don’t grow mature and fresh enough for harvesting? How can you sell them and appreciate them in such a sad condition? And so, you must ensure that you grow them hale and hearty.
The most effective way to do this is by adding organic fertilizers to improve the germinating and growing process of the vegetables. Organic fertilizers are proven to enhance the nutrition of crops. When we say organic, it means the materials used to compose this fertilizer are purely natural and are derived from living organisms.
What sets it apart from the commercial fertilizer is its capacity to produce the best nutrients and minerals for both the crops and garden the natural way. Organic fertilizers are proven to help retain the moisture of soil, improving its structure. They are also cost and time effective.
I would like to recommend the three best organic fertilizers for vegetable garden. First is the organic compost, which is mostly composed of vegetable peelings. A compost is a very common and well-used fertilizer in planting because it is very effective at improving soil structure and microorganism activity. It is very cost effective because you no longer have to leave the house to collect the ingredients. The best place to look for compost or the ingredients to start composting is in the kitchen.
Second is animal manure. Now, most people make a mistake when using animal manure. Do not use fresh animal manure in planting because it burns plants and has a disgusting smell, which isn’t a good idea when you are planting vegetables you soon intend to eat. The rule is to compost the animal manure for at least nine months before you use them in your vegetable garden. Its fertilization benefits work the same even during long periods of composting.
Third is plenty of earthworms. Earthworms help aerate the soil, but their castings are more beneficial in breaking down organic matter to produce nutrients for the soil as well. If I only had one choice it would be earthworms. If I had 2 choices it would be earthworms and compost. Animal manure is not needed but can be used when appropriate.