|The most important organic vegetable gardening techniques begin with the soil. You should regularly add organic matter to your soil, using locally available resources wherever possible. The best thing to do is to add home made compost. Everyone has access to the raw ingredients of organic matter, because your lawn, garden, and kitchen produce them everyday. Decaying plant wastes, like grass clippings, fall leaves, and vegetable scraps from your kitchen, are the building blocks of compost. Adding compost to your soil will help your vegetable garden immensely, plus it does not cost you anything, and cuts down on landfill waste.