Category Archives: Seeds
Mulching your garden is one of the best things you can do for your plants and your soil. There are many forms of mulch from organic types such as wood chips to man-made plastics. Not all mulch products are created equal!
Vermicompsting is organic, non-burning, and rich in nutrients. You can use vermicomposting in any garden project or for any plant in your house to enrich the soil and ensure healthy plant growth. The following is a “HOW TO” guide to creating your own vermicomposting farm.
Companion planting is widely practiced in organic gardening. It is an effective and natural way to protect your garden from insect pests and promote healthy growth among all your plants. Some herbs in particular have a good effect on the growth, taste and health of other crops. Here is a guide to which plants some of the most common herbs are thought to be good companions for.
Before there were chemical and manufactured pesticides, early settlers used companion planting to keep away pests and to make their crops grow heartier. Farmers of old would plant squash, beans and corn together because they knew that these three crops were kept in balance because they gave each other nutrients.
WHERE TO PLANT
Tomatoes need full sun – make sure your tomato plants get most of the available sun between 7am and 7pm during most of the summer. Tomatoes also need well-drained soil. This can be achieved in raised beds, or by adding well-composted manure and compost to the soil.
If you think food scraps in your kitchen such as coffee grounds, tea bags, stale bread, grains are useless, you’re wrong. You can make organic compost by yourself from those scraps easily.
Composting from food scraps not only help the earth to trap you can also provide additional nutrients to the soil without paying any penny.
Organic Farming is one of the fields of concern today. Farming using Eco-friendly products for the growth of crops is meant as Organic Farming. Use of pesticides to prevent insects in the fields has been a practice from ancient times. However, it has also been a matter of concern for the farmers as it can reduce the infertility of the soil and damages the crops. Before few decades, pesticides used in the farms are chemically prepared and contains unfavorable constituents for both soil and plants leading heavy loss for the farmers.
Learning how to produce the best growing tomatoes you can does not mean you have to be the most skillful gardener around, but, knowing a few basics will make the experience easier and fun. Many gardeners strongly believe that burying fish helps your tomato plants.
Summer is finally here, time to enjoy the garden, relaxing while the kids and pets run around the yard. Till its time to do some actual yard work of course. I was planning to fertilize the lawn this weekend and do something about those aphids on the roses so went to my local superstore. As always they had a wide range at the best prices. But everything had warnings on it, even something as simple as potting soil warned to use gloves when handling. When did gardening become so dangerous?
Most of the time we plant gardens just to look at them. We go to the nursery and find little 6 packs of garden plants and organize them in the garden to grow and bloom in an artistic pattern. This works well, but it is so hard to bring those beauties inside and put them in a vase when they look so nice outside. With a cutting garden you are not trying to create a perfect landscape, rather you want a garden that will work for you and produce copious amounts of cut flowers.
At some point in tending your garden, you may want to apply some fertilizer to help boost the growth and quality of your vegetables and plants. If you want to stay away from harmful chemicals, it’s best to use the best organic fertilizer for this very purpose.
There is something very special about imagining how to grow organic nuts – picking your nuts straight from the tree, cracking open their softer shells and eating the delicious, succulent nut inside.
“If your garden was there before you were, chances are it grew out of many others’ dreams.” ~ Ferris Cook
It’s spring which means gardening time again!
“…in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun’s love, in the spring becomes the rose.” (“The Rose” by Amanda McBroom, 1977.)
One of my favorite topics is the many uses for liquid worm castings, ‘worm tea’, in the garden. This unique organic fertilizer is especially effective when used to grow roses, perhaps the most favored flowers on earth and certainly the most discussed. Some refer to them as ‘The Queen of Flowers’. They certainly are my favorite and, judging their popularity worldwide, the favorites of millions of gardeners.
“Organic gardening is not just the avoidance of chemicals, in the larger view, it is organic living using nature’s laws.” I read this quote by an unknown person sometime ago and realized that my parents and others like them were organic gardeners long before the current resurrection of these principles.
There are so many everyday products that can be used for pest control around the house and garden. You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive commercial organic pesticides, or risk using harmful chemicals around your home. Just make your own and take control!
Try these seven tested organic gardening ideas to improve bad soil, free, and with negligible labor. How do you improve a garden that’s totally sterile? Maybe it’s builder’s rubble covered with sand. Or maybe conifers have grown there for decades and ruined the ground. Zilch will grow there but weeds.
Organic gardening differs from “conventional” gardening mainly in the areas of fertilization and pest control. Organic gardening is planting without chemical fertilizers and naturally building the soil to support healthy plant life. People are increasingly aware that organic food is better for the environment. This primer of organic gardening will help you get started in this fun, healthy hobby.
The native areas for growing asparagus are in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, and Germany. If you’re concerned about your health, growing asparagus is a great low-calorie source of folate and potassium.