Growing Deep-Rooted Vegetables In Your Organic Garden
Deep-rooted vegetables have been grown by gardeners for millenniums, because they know that there is going to be a next advantage of having a deep-rooted vegetables’ harvest. Not only is it going to be bountiful, but the treatment done to the soil during this growing process is going to enrich it manifold.
Deep-rooted vegetables improve the soil as special preparation has to be made for them. That means you have to go in for the cultivation except for spinach.Celery, onions and leeks need well-prepared ground and asparagus and rhubarb are permanent crops. That means these are going to be your main crops interspersed with short-term crops like spinach, – between different main crop sowings- which are going to be harvested from your land every year. Spinach is thus called a “catch” crop.
This book is going to give you information on how best you can utilize the ground around you to grow organic vegetables for your family and also possibly for the organic market in your city. Remember for millenniums people have been using traditional organic farming methods for growing their vegetables. So it is time to come back to nature and say goodbye to artificial fertilizers and harmful chemical pesticides.
It is surprising why celery is not as popular as other deep growing vegetables like onions and leeks. However, people who like crunching salary prefer it as a salad, or as a cooked vegetable.
There are many types of celery that can be grown, such as pink, red, and white celery. Some people are under the impression that celery is a nuisance because the plants cannot be raised in a place where the weather is not very warm. That is because celery likes slight heat.
This is not true, as many thousands of celery seedlings are raised in cold-weather areas, especially in frames, and if a market grower can do this, you can also do this in your garden, cannot you.
The soil for growing celery has to be deep. If there is plenty of organic matter present so much the better, because acid soil grows celery better than soils that have a lime content. Celery likes lots of water, and that is why soil with a fairly high water table is going to make your plants thrive.
Growing in a Cold Frame/Hotbed
Cold Frames are normally used to grow seedlings indoors when they cannot be planted outdoors. Once the seedlings start to grow, they can be thinned out and planted outdoors. A cold frame is going to have soil and organic material. Along with cold frames, there are other places where your seedlings are going to thrive indoors. This includes hotbeds.
Here is one of the best traditional ways in which you can grow celery. You are going to make a hotbed now. It is called a hotbed because the organic fertilizer, we are using here is very powerful and is going to give plenty of warmth to the soil during the decomposition procedure.
A hotbed in garden parlance means making a frame in which you have put soil and horse manure. The horse manure is going to be a foot deep. This is going to be covered with 4 inches of soil. Make certain that the soil used is sterilized. That is because we do not want bacteria, fungus and germs in it.
This is done by soaking the soil with 2% solution of formaldehyde at least a week beforehand. This mixture is made up of 1 pint of formalin to 6 gallons of water.
This is going to be watered on to the soil when it is on the frame. 4 gallons is usually sufficient for a frame which is 6’ x 3’.
If you can get garden soil with plenty of organic matter, that is even better. Organic matter is one of the best natural preventatives of fungal growth, especially when the soil is warm. This organic matter absorbs all the moisture and does not allow the fungus to grow. Cover the soaked soil with sacks and then four days later fork the soil over to release all the “fumes. ”
Half an ounce of celery seeds are going to be enough for a frame of this size, though you may even need less.
If you choose to use your frame for raising other plants, at the same time, you can raise your celery plants in a corner of the frame. You can also sow the seed in boxes which you can sink into the frame, at least to half their depth.
After sowing, cover the seed lightly with soil, pressing it down with a board and watering it well. Shut the frame up immediately. If it is likely to be frosty, cover the frame up at nighttime, with old sacks. You will need to have gardening LED lights on for the seedlings to grow.
Directly the seedlings appear, you can give them a little air in the daytime, the amount of air is going to be increased until, by the middle of April, you can leave the lights off for light during days which are mild, though you may need to replace them at night.
The moment the plants are 2 inches high, you can put them out in a cold frame.
This book is full of tips and techniques with which a newbie gardener can begin planting his vegetable garden, especially when he wants to grow deep-rooted vegetables. Along with this, you are also going to get gardening tips, which are used by experienced gardeners in order to get large harvests season after season, and without fail.
Remember that gardening is not only a rewarding occupation, but it is a good excuse to be out in the sun and fresh air. Besides this, the pride of making your own garden and dreaming up color combinations in plant beds can help relax you. Also, the literal fruit of your own labors being brought in at harvest time is so positively life-affirming.
So use these steps and tips given in this book to plant your own vegetable garden, especially vegetable crops, which can be grown really easily in the possibly bear space in your backyard.
Remember that a vegetable garden does not need wide-open spaces. Japanese gardens are beautiful miniature gardens in limited spaces. You can grow gardens in containers, pots and pans. You can also grow gardens on raised beds.
Live Long and Prosper!