Growing organic heirloom produce is not hard. Here are 6 steps to make your journey easy.
1. Find specific heirloom vegetable plants do best in Your Garden Zone area. Local fellow gardeners are a good source of this information.
2. Locate your heirloom vegetable seeds. We use Johnnyâ€™s Seeds www.johnnysseeds.com. There is also Seeds of Change, and other
3. Start your seeds in the early spring indoors, or in a greenhouse. When growing your vegetables from seeds you have to get your garden started earlier than if you are buying field grown plants from the nursery. Follow the package directions for seed germination. Some seeds can be started directly in the ground; others should be started in pots and later transplanted.
4. Fencing may be needed to keep out wildlife, or household pets.
5. Keep a close eye on your plants while they are growing. Heirloom vegetables are more susceptible to disease then other types of vegetable plants.
6. Remove any diseased plants from the garden as soon you as spot them. This will help to prevent the disease from spreading to the other plants in the garden.
7. Rotate your crops each year, planting a different vegetable in each area than what grew there the year before. This will help to cut down on diseases that grow in the soil.
Happy Organic Gardening!