Three Suggestions For Easier Composting

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, but even I understand that in order for the human body to work properly it needs a daily supply of the necessary vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to give it the energy it needs to function. We as humans do this in the form of the food we eat and for many a daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement.

Plants, like humans, also need nutrients in order to function. Without the proper nutrients, plants will not be able to grow or thrive. Unlike flowers, the plants you grow in your home vegetable garden require these nutrients; otherwise they will not produce the edible harvest you are expecting . Those tomatoes and cucumbers you are trying to grow could be limited in size, flavor or even worse, not produce at all.

The best way of making sure you are delivering to your vegetable plants the nutrients they need is through composting. Compost is the end result of organic matter breaking down, usually through natural means or through the help of other sources such as worms or compost tumblers. Composting is the activity by which you add compost to your home vegetable garden. When you do this, it’s like giving your garden its daily dose of a multi-vitamin or mineral.

Most people do not mess around with making their own compost because they feel it is too much work. So, I have put together my three suggestions to make composting a bit easier.

Eating vegetables everyday is a great way to keeping yourself healthy. But eating fresh organics is way healthier and better? When you’ve got fresh vegetables, you can be assured that it’s newly picked, more crispier, and has more nutrients intact. The ones that you buy from the market can still be eaten, yet vegetables that gets stocked for a longer period of time also goes musty. So with these facts, you might want to consider creating your very own supply of garden-fresh picks. You can do such by just planting a vegetable garden.

Including your choice of vegetables in every meal that you eat each day is good for your health. Imagine the kind of pleasure that these organics can offer when you start producing them on your own. It’s even better when you start planting a vegetable garden right at the comforts of your own home.

See in your mind’s eye vegetables sprouting from your raised vegetable garden beds (garden beds that are in containers and are raised from the ground). Picture growing your own tomatoes, eggplants, peas, peppers, beets, squash, beans, and even watermelons!

But should you pursue organic vegetable gardening, also take note of the basic essentials for this type of venture. Vegetable gardening for beginners should remember to put into mind the following things:

  • Soil Type – First, check the soil that your vegetables will be planted on your front or backyard vegetable garden (is it clay, sand or sandy loam). But for planting, using sandy loam is more preferred (contains humus), as it helps provide better drainage. It also helps retain water and is easy to plow/dig into.
  • Location – Before you can even grow a vegetable garden, begin by looking for an area for it.
  • Size – To know the size of your garden and to know how to start one, you must also determine how much of the area you’re willing to use for your garden of vegetables. The size of your garden will also matter as to how much vegetables you intend to harvest and use for your personal usage. Should your garden be space-restricted, also consider container gardening.
  • Sunlight Requirement – find a spot where your vegetables will be able to get as much sunlight as they can on a daily basis.
  • Vegetables – Plant only those that you think you’ll be using. Start by checking what seeds you’ll find use for in your vegetable garden beds (check-out seed catalogs). You can also consider planting vegetables that are expensive when bought in the market. In that way, you’ll also be given a chance to cut down on your daily costs.
  • Temperature – Growing a certain kind of vegetable also has it preferred time and conditions. You might want to plant according to the last and likely frost time, so that all your hard plowing, digging and sowing won’t go to waste.

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