Tips for growing Organic Vegetables


10 Tips for Growing Organic Vegetables:



  1. VEGETABLES ARE SUN LOVERS - Choose a spot in the garden that gets full sun all day for best results.
  2. VEGETABLES ARE SEASONAL – Select vegetable varieties according to season and climate of the area you live in.  Most seed packets detail prime planting periods per variety.
  3. PLAN STAGED PLANTINGS TO ENSURE VARIETY AND CONTINUIOUS SUPPLY FOR THE KITCHEN – Plant a few seeds of each variety every week to ensure harvests over the full season.
  4. PREPARE BEDS AND DIG IN COMPOST BEFORE BUYING SEEDLINGS – Seedlings lose vigour and health if they stay unplanted for a period out of the ideal conditions of nursery care.  
  5. OLD SEEDS EXPIRE – To ensure successful germination purchase fresh seeds each season.
  6. PLANT EDIBLES THAT YOUR FAMILY LIKE TO EAT – There are a lovely variety of novel, tasty, and colourful vegetables to choose from, but if your family does not eat “frilly kale” do not plant it.

-    Root and Bulb vegetables need good phosphates to develop strong roots and bulbs so plant with Vita Grow 2:3:2(16)

-    Leafy vegetables need nitrogen and potassium for green growth so feed with Vita Veg 6:3:4(16)   

-    Fruiting vegetables need nitrogen and more potassium to stimulate flower and fruit so plant with Vita Grow 2:3:2(16) and feed before flowering with Vita Fruit & Flower 3:1:5(18)     

8.  WATER VEGETABLES REGULARLY – In dry, warm weather water at least 3 times per week and preferably in the morning to prepare them for the heat of the day.

9.  MULCH VEGETABLE BEDS AFTER SEEDS GERMINATE – To prevent weed growth, retain soil moisture and maintain a constant soil temperature.

10. DO NOT SPRAY POISONS ON VEGETABLES – There are non-toxic Biogrow organic pest and disease solutions stocked by Garden Centres that work effectively without poison.