Trial and error, my friend. Trial and error.
The fact is, while an organic garden sounds nice, your possibilities depend on where you live. Maybe you want to grow a few tomatoes, salad and parsley on your balcony? Or maybe you have some land for carrots?
When you start, just pick any seeds that that look good on the packet. Arguably, it is not the best way of growing an organic garden, but it is a start.
For example, you like salad. Select 3-4 packets of salad seeds (cress, red romaine, oakleaf, or any other), mix them in a bowl. Then, take another bowl for growing with dirt and sprinkle your seed mix.
You can’t go wrong here. Water your salad and in 30 days you will be able to enjoy the first leaves from your new organic garden.
And from that point, you can go as easy or as complex as you want, or your home allows.
Of course, some plants grow easier than others. So, start off, take a few onions and put them in water. Even if they are old and soggy, they will soon grow some delicious leaves.
Some other easy-to-grow plants include:
- Micro greens
Be creative! If you ate a tomato you liked, take out the seeds and dry them. If you enjoyed a certain kind of potato, buy a few of them and a bag of soil. Now cut a few holes in the bag and put the potatoes in. you have officially started your organic garden. And see how easy it is?
When you get your first literal fruit of your labor, go broader. Leave what you like, look for more varieties on Amazon and eBay and see how you do the second time. You’re the boss of your garden.
If you are looking to grow vegetables for the whole family in a small space, you can look at hydroponic and aeroponic methods. They are not new, but today’s technology allows utilizing these methods absolutely to their maximum capabilities on a relatively small budget.
In any case, all you need is one plant you can start with. Salad, basil, onion – anything you like.