Growing Organic Vegetables – Don’t Forget the Herbs!

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As we know growing organic vegetables in our gardens and homes is a wholesome alternative to purchasing produce from stores that have been subjected to many chemical substances in the growing process. When we cook meals one of the key ingredients are flavorings and these come in lots of kinds but in essence herbs make up a large amount of these flavorings.

When growing organic vegetables it follows on then that we ought to also take into account growing our own organic herbs as well. Not only do herbs add flavor to our food but by growing our own organic herbs we now have yet one more source of natural nutrients from our food. So adding organic herbs to our garden gives us with fresh chemical free herbs for use at any time.

You may be surprised by the complete flavor of your organically grown herbs as opposed to those you purchase in a shop that have been chemically tainted in the course of the growing cycle. You will find the following tips useful.

1: Seeds

You must be sure that your seeds are organic plus have not been treated in anyway by chemical processes. They have to be chemical in addition to pesticide free.

2: Mapping

Like your organic vegetable garden I suggest you map out your garden using some graph paper.

Why is this important?

It will be important since many herbs and plants actually grow better and supply extra produce if they are planted with certain others. There is also another additional advantage which is usually referred to as “companion Planting”. This also will help keep pests away from the produce.

3: Which herbs To Grow?

There are such a lot of herbs you may pick from it would be impractical to list all of them here. However widespread herbs including oregano, chives, parsley and even catnip are obtainable. Like most seeds you will discover that the packets themselves will give you plenty of information on when to plant and how to plant them for best results.

4: Water

Just as your vegetables, organically grown herbs will need enough irrigation. But always be aware not to under or over water them. Yet again the packets that the seeds appear in provide you with this information. An effective investment is a moisture soil kit. These little kits can provide you with an effective indication of how much moisture is in the soil.

5: Seed Packets

Whilst mentioning seed packets it is actually useful if you retain the packets. The best way I find is once empty, cut the packet in half so that you have the front with the image and the back with the instructions in two separate pieces. You can actually then use the picture half in the garden so that you know what you will have planted there and the back half with the instructions could be kept in a greenhouse or shed. You never know when you may have to reference something that you are growing.

Remember to use your organic compost and mulch. Hopefully you will be making yours so a little bit of this can really improve growth and good soil preservation.