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The Magic of a Kitchen Garden: Organic Gardening for Beginners

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The Magic of a Kitchen Garden - Organic Gardening for Beginners

Table of Contents
Introduction
Growing a Vegetable Garden
Which Is the Best Potting Soil for Your Plants?
Organic Soil Mix
Cow Manure – the Best Organic Fertilizer/Compost Base
Preparing Your Beds and Sowing
Container size for different plants – in inches
Raised Beds
Watering your plants
Natural pesticides
Neem pesticide
Chili Pepper
Tobacco
Bougainvillea Leaves
Fungicides for Soil
Onion- Garlic Antifungal Solution
Papaya Cure
Using Cow Manure Ash As a Pesticide
Pot Containers
When to Sow Seeds
How to grow seeds at home
Sunflowers in Your Kitchen Garden
Sunflower Propagation
Begonias
Best Climates for Begonias
Varieties of Begonia
Conclusion
Author Bio

Introduction
Growing your own herbs and vegetables in your kitchen garden is a very enriching experience
All right, let me admit it. Just like any other normal red-blooded and healthy child, I loved getting grimy and dirty, rooting about in the garden when young. And I was fortunate to have elders around me, who positively enjoyed encouraging us kids to go out and play in the dirt and sun, instead of wrapping us up in cotton wool and clucking in concern when we got dirty and scrubby.
Luckily, my father always used to be transferred to out of the way mountain fastnesses and other forest laden places, where there was plenty of space to make really huge gardens – flowers and vegetables, with plenty of sun, water, and rich organic soil. That was the time when people did not bother about spraying every single plant surface with poisonous pesticides.
So naturally, the habit of digging my fingers deep into rich soil continued when I grew up. But that was when I found out, that the world consisted of places, where you could not manage to have huge gardens outdoors.
As adults, it was possible that you would spend most of your time living in cooped up flats like pigeons or doves in their cotes. So it was natural, that I began to look for other ways and means, in which I could grow my own kitchen garden in those limited areas.
And so I began kitchen gardening on the roof. But if you have a large backyard, so much the better.
Remember, a kitchen garden is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. You are going to get fresh fruit and vegetables, throughout the year. You have the pleasure of making something outdoors. You do not have to restrict your kitchen garden to just vegetables – you can also plant herbs, and even flowers. My kitchen garden has sunflowers, marigolds, Gladiolus, and even roses.

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