Kitchen garden

There is a growing interest in growing your own food.

It is perfectly feasible to enjoy this pleasure even if only herbs in a small pot on the kitchen window. A proper kitchen garden, containers or hydroponics, there is surely a method right for everyone.

Vegetable gardening for everyone

Vegetable gardening has all kinds of positives. It's fun, it's good exercise in fresh air, and (not least) it provides a tasty and healthy food. But nothing comes free. It does require effort.

Planning your vegetable garden is a must. It's a rare crop in unusual circumstances that can simply be grown from throwing some seed into the ground and harvesting a few months later. Laying out the proper size and location, preparing the soil and making compost are only few activities that need to be done before ever planting a seed.

Fertilization needs to be done before vegetable plant seeds are planted and while they are growing. Which kind and how much depends on the species, the soil type and other factors. There are a wide variety of choices today and in each case the directions have to be carefully followed. Over fertilizing leads to burning. Using the wrong type will kill a plant more often than using none at all.

Consider whether you want to use strictly organic methods of vegetable gardening, or whether you will rely on modern aids. Not that those two methods are necessarily opposed. It's becoming more difficult to tell the difference all the time. Traditional organic techniques have been informed by modern science. Modern science has advanced to see the wisdom of incorporating many natural compounds and processes to produce the safest result. Going organic can save money.