Are you interested in learning about organic growing and how to plant and harvest your own vegetables?
If so, you’re one of many who have taken to growing their own organic produce in the back yard. A good place to start is the Illinois Organic Growers Association website.
There’s a lot to learn about organic gardening. One of the best ways to learn the tricks of the trade is to make connections with other like-minded organic gardening individuals. Meeting other growers is a great way to learn how to do it on your own. You can learn about when the right time to plant is, when to harvest, how to safely and effectively keep pests under control, and what’s specific to our zone.
Being part of a grower’s network is also a great way to meet your local organic farmers and learn the process they go through to get good clean food from the field to your table.
Talk to your local farmers too. Farmers enjoy discussing how they approach pests, whether they spray chemicals or not, growing techniques and much more.
The Illinois Organic Growers Association is a great place to get all kinds of gardening, activity and other agriculture information during 2013.
The site also has links to other excellent organic growing websites and organizations as well.