Grow Your Own Food and Put Your Family on a Bio Diet

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

Organic gardening is a method used by most gardeners to protect nature and to get fresh produce at the same time. Most of us would prefer to pick the fruits and healthy vegetables from our own garden. A bio diet is an excellent solution to ensure that the family consumes healthy fruits and vegetables without any chemicals that may cause health problems. If you are trying to learn how to grow your own food, we’ve gathered some rules and tips that you should not overlook. Here’s what you need to know on how to grow your own food and put your family on a Bio diet.

How to have an organic soil

If you plan to grow your food, keep in mind that it all starts from a healthy soil: you can use natural compost that you can produce yourself. How? It’s simple. Use biodegradable materials such as leaves, sawdust or vegetable scraps from the kitchen. This way, your soil will have a natural fertilizer.

Keep pests away without using pesticides

This is perhaps the most important rule to follow if you want to have a healthy harvest. If you want to know how to get rid of pests, we propose an easy but very efficient solution. A new method is increasingly popular among many gardeners. The insects in the garden, wasps, ladybugs, and bees, they not only pollinate plants, these insects are as a matter of fact the natural enemies of many pests found in your garden.

Get rid of weeds

The weeds must be removed periodically because they are dangerous for healthy plants; if the garden is not very big and they are not numerous, you can remove the weeds by hand; Weeds appear in every corner of your garden, they want to consume all the water and fertilizer. Another method that you can use to keep them under control is the following. One tip is to place sheets of newspaper on the soil exposed, then cover the paper with earth. Leave some space for the plants you want to grow.

When to water your garden

It’s good to water your garden in the morning. This way you’ll give your plants a chance to dry out during the day. Therefore your garden will not stay wet overnight. Otherwise, it may develop all kinds of fungi that are bad for your vegetables and fruits.

Choose wisely your seeds

In the beginning of the season, you can spend more time in front of seed catalogs until you decide what you want to plant in the garden. Choose natural seeds, so that next year you will have the certainty that you can reuse seeds from the fruit obtained.

Provide enough light for your plants

Everyone knows that vegetables and fruits can not grow without light. During winter, without sunlight, many vegetables and fruits wither and die; therefore it’s essential to opt for grow lights. It’s advisable to install LED grow lights in the greenhouse or indoors if you decide to grow culinary herbs. LED grow lights will help your vegetables fully develop in a short period time. They provide the sufficient amount of light and heat needed for your vegetables and fruits.