Organic gardening, contrary to what many people say, is actually not that hard to do. What you need is space, water, sunlight and a little dedication. So, let us just assume that you are already dedicated, since you would not be on this page if you were not. And depending on where you live (in the city, suburbs or country, or in a house or unit), the other 3 factors, water, space and sunlight, may be relatively easy to overcome also. So with this in mind, you may already have the most difficult obstacles out of the way before you have even started thinking about which organic plants to grow.
This post will provide you a few tips on how to start your own organic gardening adventure. One of the most important decisions to make in starting your own garden is to determine which organic plants to grow. For beginners like you, it is good to know that there are certain organic plants which could make growing less frustrating and a lot easier. Some of these organic plants are:
Mushrooms are magical; at least for gardening beginners. A dark, cool place, some sawdust and mushroom spores are all you need to have a bountiful growing season. If you find it hard to source mushroom spores, there are stores who sell them together with gardening kits.
If you don’t have a green thumb, your best option is to go for hardier plants such as Rhubarb. It is very important to know that the leaves of this plant are not edible; however, the stems are very tasty. This plant will need little attention from you; they can even be found growing healthily in the wild even without human intervention.
While most vegetables require enough space in order to propagate, Chili Peppers are fine with confined locations like garden pots. They can be moved from one place to another in order to maximize its exposure to sunlight. They are very hardy and go great in many dishes, and are well worth attempting to grow.
Tomatoes are also a popular plant to grow. They can be grown in a garden or pot, so suit a wide variety of people and locations. They can be attacked by pests, so care has to be taken. There are literally hundreds of varieties of tomatoes on the market to suit a wide range of climates and conditions and disease tolerance. So finding the best type for your specific circumstances may require a little research, so ask your local nursery for the best variety for you.
Just like all other herbs, basil can grow both outdoors and indoors. This sweet plant responds very well to just about any planting location, either in a pot or out in the garden with the rest of your plant. They respond well to pruning to keep the growth vigorous and lush. This plant, together with garlic, can manage well without constant care. Besides this, basil plants are considered a potent natural fungicide and pesticide; thus making it more beneficial as a companion plant for the rest of your garden.
When you are located where there are garden pests, uncooperative weather and poor soil fertility, you need to opt for plants that are super hardy. Bean sprouts need nothing but a few beans, a cool place out of direct sunlight and a jar. The beans will only need a few days to grow.
There are many different bean sprouts that you can grow, including chickpea, lentil, mung beans and alfalfa. They are easy to grow and much cheaper than buying them from your local health food store.
In considering which organic plants to grow, it is very important to think of your own preferences, and not only for what is the easiest to grow. If you are just starting out with growing food to eat, these organic plants above are easier to grow than others and will give you the confidence boost you may need to start growing more plants. It is a very rewarding pastime growing the plants which you also enjoy eating, so start experimenting and enjoy learning about growing your own organic plants.