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Organic Vegetable Soil

By Edited Jun 6, 2016 0 1

If you are interested in organic gardening learning how to create organic vegetable soil is the first step. Nature takes many years to develop topsoil naturally and speeding up the process is necessary if you do not want to wait until you are 86 for your first tomato.

 

 

Natural soil organic soil creation is simply the accumulation of leaf litter, dead plants, and animal dropping that come from various sources and form organic mulch and slowly decomposes on the ground. Having a variety of items composting or decomposing is important if you want to create healthy and fertile organic topsoil. If you are simply adding one type of mulch year after year to your garden beds you will not get a complete addition of all soil nutrients that you will need to grow healthy organic vegetables.

 

 

The main task is the creation of organic compost, compost is vital to the creation of fast healthy organic soil. If you already know how to make a compost bin you are a step ahead if not check out the link which will explain how to get started.

 

 

After getting a compost pile started we need to work on a mulch covering for the vegetable bed. If you are creating a Raised Garden Vegetable Bed you might need to find a local source that sells organic soil to fill your raised bed.

 

 

Using a variety of easy to get items to form the mulch is the most convenient for you and your garden. Shredded paper, whether it is junk mail, newspaper, or grocery sacks is the main ingredient in the mulch. Adding dead plants that are not sent to the compost bin is also a good idea.

 

 

Leaves are also a great source for mulch. You can use your own leaves and your neighbors. Leaves can be shredded or just piled up. If you are planning to dig leaves into your soil let them age for a year otherwise you will need to replace the nitrogen that they will remove from the surrounding soil.

 

 

Growing organic vegetables at home requires fertilizer; there are a number of ways to get organic fertilizer into your organic vegetable soil we will be touching on just a couple right now. Growing legumes, which are members of the bean and pea family, is a great way to get fertile soil. Legumes have the ability to remove nitrogen from the air and fix it into the soil. They are hard working plants.

 

 

The manure from grazing animals is another way to get your soil fertilized. If you have a source of organic manure, grab it pile it up and let it age for at least a year before putting it into your garden. It's a stinky job but one that gives great rewards.

 

 

Leaving the wildlife in your garden alone and planting a variety of plants will help to keep destructive bugs at bay. Birds eat bugs and bugs eat bugs so if you have a nice ecosystem going you will not get infested with any one pest.

 

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The creation of organic vegetable soil is not complicated or fancy, it is actually pretty easy in a society that has plenty of paper to throw away.

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Oct 1, 2009 11:39pm
mommyhen42
great tips on making your own organic vegetable soil
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