Growing organic vegetables in your vegetable garden allows you to control everything naturally. Vegetable gardening in your backyard allows you to pick your own vegetables
just in time for a freshness and peak flavor that can't be beat. Whether you're an accomplished green thumb or a very green novice, whether you have several acres of land, or
only a small patch to cultivate, delicious nutritional vegetables are as close as your backyard.
Start planning your very own organic vegetable garden today! Although many gardeners don't initially realize it, they already have space that can easily be converted into an attractive and surprisingly productive vegetable garden. If appearance bothers you, why not enclose the vegetable garden area with a small neat hedge of herbs? Rosemary, thyme, sage, and marjoram would be particularly appealing and appropriate around your vegetables, in addition to their culinary value. Some gardeners surround the vegetable garden with low growing annuals which can be decorative and useful at the same time, marigolds for instance are known to repel nematodes (the root damaging eelworms). Many vegetables have attractive leaves, and can appear quite appealing among your flower garden. Carrots, parsley, beets, lettuce, artichokes, peppers, eggplant, and dwarf tomatoes fit well with a variety of flowers. Don't forget to check the pages under preparation for general gardening information on planning, soil preparation, mulch, compost, and a variety of other topics.
Growing and eating your own vegetables and herbs is not only better for you, it tastes much better. Did you know an investment of $100 in seeds could produce as much as $1500 in produce? Not to mention the improved taste and quality. Most vegetables picked from your vegetable garden are eaten immediately after harvest and contain more nutrients than the ones that are picked green, and transported for several days to your local market. During this transportation time the vegetables are in general, depleted of their natural nutrients. Not to mention the fact that you know your vegetables are truly organic, and safe to eat, something which may be questionable. The use of pesticides and chemicals in growing vegetables is unregulated in many countries from which we import vegetables. Additionally, the average American meal has traveled 1500 miles from the source to your dinner table, and we should all be looking for reasonable ways to cut that down for a variety of reasons. Vegetables are easy to grow, and taste much better when eaten at the peak of freshness, something that is done the best by growing the vegetables in your own garden. Check this site out to find out more about how to grow your own vegetables and herbs.