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Vegetable Gardening 101: The Basics in Organic Vegetable Gardening

Nothing can beat a bowl of salad made from fresh organic vegetables grown in your raised garden beds. Growing vegetables is really easy with the help of course of a little research and planning. So, before starting your own garden using raised garden beds, it is wise to know first what vegetables are good for your climate and soil type.To help you get started, here are some tips for growing vegetables in raised garden beds:

Always find a sunny spot in your backyard
Vegetables grow better and more productively when they get enough sunlight. If your raised garden beds vegetables do not get enough sunlight, they will not produce as much and are more susceptible to attack from pests, insects and diseases. So be sure to find a sunny area to achieve a bountiful harvest.

Choose easy to grow vegetables
Since, you are just starting out it is better to plant easy to grow vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, lettuce, potatoes, broad beans, leeks and herbs. This will further encourage you to plant more vegetables and keep your enthusiasm in maintaining your organic vegetable garden.

Practice Crop Rotation
Many vegetables belong to the same family and planting vegetables of the same family in raised garden beds attracts pests, insects and diseases which could lead to problematic pest and disease outbreaks. By practicing crop rotation, you can not only reduce the risk of disease, but your vegetables can also get the optimum soil and conditions to thrive throughout the season.
These are just the basic knowledge when starting and maintaining an organic vegetable garden.

 Growing a selection of spring fruit and vegetables in your greenhouse

With winter out of the way, spring is an ideal time to begin growing a fresh selection of fruit and vegetables. Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be highly beneficial, particularly if you grow them organically. In order to successfully grow a selection of vegetables, you will need to make sure that your greenhouse is well prepared for the spring season.

Tomatoes, cucumbers and spring onions are just a few of the many fruit and vegetables that you can grow during spring. Tomatoes are a particularly good choice as they are easy to grow and perfect for those that are new to gardening. Even if you have not yet installed a greenhouse in your garden, you can still grow tomatoes in a set of cold frames or a vinehouse. Cold frames are perfect for those that need a little extra space to grow a selection of plants for the spring.

In order to successfully grow a selection of fruit and vegetables during spring, you will need to make sure that you create just the right atmosphere for your plants. As the weather grows warmer, your plants will require plenty of water. You will also need to make sure that your plants are kept safe from pests.

As the greenhouse is a busy area during spring, it is important that you are aware of what your plants require in order to thrive. If you are new to growing fruit and vegetables, then you will need to research the needs of each plant thoroughly so that you know when they should be sown and how to care for them. Tomatoes, for example, can be sown in mid-march and will require plenty of care to ensure that disease is kept at bay.

Growing a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables will not only keep your greenhouse looking bright and attractive during spring but will allow you to enjoy a variety of health benefits, providing that you keep your plants and greenhouse healthy.

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