All gardeners want to have the most perfect, most beautiful flowers and vegetables. If your aim is to win the best flower or the best tasting veggies at the show or just to savor a garden loaded with beautiful flowers, the initial step you can take to be sure your garden soil is the best it can be.
Organic gardening is the activity of growing vegetables, plants, trees, flowers, vines, fruits, bushes, shrubs and everything else you are able to consider in an entirely natural way. Put differently that would mean no toxic substances, pesticides or chemicals are used in the whole gardening operation. Organic gardening is mostly practiced for fruit, vegetable and herb gardening. Folks do not wish to have chemicals and pesticides on the foods they consume.
This gardening method begins with the preparing of your soil. Because you will not be applying chemical fertilizers in an organic garden, you will want to be sure your soil is as good as possible, so that it can supply all the nutrition your plants will need as they mature. Getting an organic garden soil requires a little time and exertion, but it is truly worth it after it is accomplished.
What can be said about fresher, tastier, pure, organic and non hybrid versions of vegetables? They just make you speechless with wonder and admiration when raising prices of groceries and news of injecting them with pesticides or growth hormones for bigger yields leave you in angst.
Dig more and you can have plenty of reasons to Grow Your Own Vegetables! If you choose to ignore high prices even though, you can’t compromise on the health factor of your family. The taste of home garden vegetables is not only different but definitely lip smacking and more delicious. You would have never seen tomatoes so cheeky red and curry as thick and palatable as of home grown tomatoes. The color and freshness of garden vegetables is unique and pleasant.
Lettuce, radishes, onions, chilies, squash, and tomatoes are easiest grown vegetables and you don’t even need big space. Fresh herbs or condiments can be planted in an earthen pot on your kitchen shelf. Home vegetables have not only pure essence of your hard work and efforts but of proper ripening as well. Otherwise, in greed to fetch heavy prices and early crops, fruits and vegetables are picked before they are fully prepared and exposed to ethylene gases or steroid for quick maturing. Chances could be that green apple or lettuce diet you have been taking to restore your health have been treated to steroids or contain harmful chemicals.
Container vegetable gardens are a great alternative for those that don’t have access to backyards. There can be a range of reasons to grow your vegetables in containers…easy access to the kitchen, safer environments for children and the handicapped or just lack of a yard to use for gardening.
Vegetable gardens in containers can also be extremely attractive and serve the dual purpose of style and function around your patio.
The no dig vegetable garden can be just as successful in containers provided similar guidelines are followed.
Southern California’s usually mild September climate is the perfect time to add splashes of color to a flower garden, plant cool weather vegetables from seed and introduce new trees to your yard.
Do a Garden Clean-Up: Dead leaves and fallen fruit and vegetables attract pests and diseases. Before adding new items to your garden, spend time removing plant debris.
Revitalize Flower Beds: Prepare flower beds for cool weather flowers. Loosen the soil, spread at least three inches of organic compost over the soil and then mix thoroughly. Use the right kind of compost for the type of soil. Compost made for clay soil will loosen the soil to make it workable and allow water to penetrate. Compost for sandy soil will likely contain humus, which gives the soil structure.
Italian cuisine has never been so popular as it is right now, with ‘cooking class holidays’ and ‘gastronomical tours’ in Italy having become extremely popular. Olive-oil sales are rocketing while Italian/Mediterranean cooking books are being sold, almost before they hit the shelves and Italian farmers can hardly keep up with the worlds demand for ‘food made in Italy’.
The world appears to love Italian food, from pizza to pasta, from wine to coffee and from fruit to vegetables it all just seems to taste better from Italy!
Italians have had a very close relationship with enjoying fine food throughout history and one look at their ancestry explains why. Italian cuisine has been influenced by the Greeks, Arabs, North Africans and all the other cultures overthrown by the immense Roman Empire.
Most importantly, the famine endured by most Italians during World War II shaped their cuisine for ever, as simple, cheap foods like; pasta, pizza and most of the other classic Italian dishes were borne from hardship alone during this time.