All about organic gardening

Organic Gardening Lets You Know What You’re Feeding Your Family

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

By growing your own organic food, you ensure that you and your family are eating the best food possible. Organic gardening makes this doable. A great fertilizer for organic gardening is fish emulsion. Your garden plants will be laden with beautiful, nutritious fruits and veggies, more than any synthetic fertilizer could ever deliver.

Gardeners around the world have used fish emulsion in their gardens for centuries. It nourishes them like no other, making a huge contribution to the success of organic gardening. The results aren’t limited to veggies either. Flower beds thrive, producing tons of fragrant, colorful blooms that attract handsome birds and stunning butterflies.

But organic gardening means a lot more than just a natural way to feed the family. Organic gardens are an example to your community, showing them how to grow their own food too without any harm done to the environment. Huge farms that mass produce chemically laden crops will inevitably be brought to their knees, and they might even rethink how they do business. With open eyes, they’ll see that their use of synthetic fertilizers is harming the world, and their own soil.

Organic Fertilizer Is The Only Way To Go!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Nature didn’t give us chemicals to nurture our lawns and gardens. Nature gave us some excellent stuff to keep our vegetation healthy and organic fertilizer has forever outdone itself. Fish emulsion, in particular, has been used by our ancestors for centuries. Someone somewhere had some bright idea that chemicals were the ticket to green lawns and red tomatoes, but they obviously didn’t think the idea through to the finish. Well, this is the finish and organic fertilizer a brighter idea.

The best fish by-product to use for an organic fertilizer comes from the Menhaden fish. Menhaden meaning “that which manures”. Such a great name since manure is an excellent fertilizer too. The Menhaden fish is an organic and renewable source, serving North America for centuries as an extraordinary organic fertilizer. For centuries our ancestors used the Menhaden fish to make crops grow incredible yields?way before synthetic fertilizer was a twinkle in anyone’s eye.

Fish emulsion’s prime advantage is that it provides the user instant gratification. Though other organic fertilizers are good for your lawn and garden, they are usually slow acting. Not fish emulsion. Your plants benefit immediately upon application instead of waiting for other organic fertilizers to decompose. Since fish emulsion degrades so quickly, it should be stored at room temperature so it doesn’t work its magic before its time.

Organic Garden Fertilizer ” How to Worm Compost

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Worm excretion, also known as Vermiculture, is an excellent way to fertilize your garden organically. Listed below is a step by step guide to get you started on creating your own worm compost fertilizer.

Get a Container

For best results, acquire a container that is eight to twelve inches deep. In addition, wood is an excellent material for your worm compost as it absorbs moisture and insulates the worms. There are some who prefer a rectangular shaped plastic container; however these tend to make the compost soggy.

Have Plenty of Holes in the Bottom

It is important to drill holes at least two inches apart all across the bottom of your container. If you are using a plastic container, it will need several addition holes. Once your holes are drilled, place the container on bricks to lift it off the ground. This will allow air flow to circulate under and through the container. It is also very important to keep a tray underneath your container in order to catch any excess moisture. This excess liquid can be used as liquid fertilizer. If you notice your compost seems extra soggy, simply add more holes to the bottom.

Keep Your Garden Bug Free: 5 Easy Steps to Organic Garden Pest Control

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Organic gardens are not without some of the drawbacks that every garden has. One of these drawbacks are various kinds of pests.

In a conventional garden you fight these pests in a different way than in your organic garden. In an ordinary or non organic garden strong chemicals are regularly used to fight the pests. These chemicals harm every living thing, including plants, good bugs (yes there are plenty!), your soil and you and your family, as well as accumulating and trickling down into the ground water.

Tips 1 for Your Organic Garden Pest Control: Handpicking For bugs big enough to be seen and picked, this is by far the most easy and least costly way. Enjoy your garden in the early morning and in the evening, and while doing that scrutinize your plants and remove all the little fellows you can see that are doing harm to your plants. Drown them in soapy water or just squeeze them.

Step 2: Organic Garden Pest Control with solutions to spray A simple way to fight bugs is to suffocate them with soapy water. Just mix 1 dl of natural soap with 1 liter of water, then pour into a spray bottle and spray away at your plants. Make sure you cover the whole plant with the mixture, and repeat now and then to get rid of the bugs that subsequently hatch.

Organic Gardening Tips

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Gardeners with limited space for gardening have found the key to growing plants using containers. Nevertheless, even those with unlimited space enjoy the flexibility of using pots for growing plants. Brightening of patios and decks may be achieved through colorful flowers, vegetable growing and creating rooftop gardens. To ensure that plants capture sunlight, the pots should be moveable although after an increase in the intensity of the heat, the plants should be moved to a shady area. People that are neighbors with wildlife have no option but to use containers for the growth of their plants in decks, which require enclosures to avoid wildlife inhabitation.

Most nurseries have huge selections of plastic pots, ceramic and terracotta, although container gardening offers the ideal opportunity of recycling anything that can act as a container from the basement or garage. Spatterware bowls, watering cans, kitchen canisters, cowboy boots and tires can all serve as planters. An important consideration though, is the amount of adverse weather conditions the pot is capable of handling. The size of the plant should also determine the nature of the can to be used due to holding of adequate water and allowing the development of roots.

Turning to Organic Gardening

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Organic gardening is a chemical-free and earth-friendly method of gardening. Organic gardening and conventional gardening differ on how they control pests and nourish the soil. Conventional gardening uses chemical pesticides and chemical fertilizers while organic gardens use organic means of enriching the soil and organic weed killers and fertilizers.

Organic gardens follow natural practices that include: Organic Soil: Quality soil is the main component of creating a successful garden. By providing nourishing natural substances to the soil, you will be well on your way to growing healthy plants and vegetables. For an organic garden, it is essential to add natural additives such as organic compost, manure, chopped leaves, and mulches. Before adding natural compounds, you should do a soil test to determine whether the soil has any mineral deficiencies. To improve the quality of the soil, you can add a number of natural products that are rich in nutrients. Natural additives can include organic compost, fish emulsion, and blood meal. If you do not have the time to make your own natural soil feed, there are many natural products available for purchase. Such products that are rich in nutrients include seaweed meal, straw mulch, and worm casts. Making worm compost is a great way to compost organic waste

An Organic Vegetable Garden Makes It Easy to Eat Healthfully

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Many people know that there are a lot of health benefits to eating fruits and vegetables that have been grown organically. However, not all of them eat organic food regularly, in part because of the price. Many organic vegetables are more expensive than conventionally grown ones.

The good news is that anybody with even a modest organic vegetable garden can grow healthy vegetables for a much lower cost than they could buy them off the shelf.

Nevertheless, some people avoid growing their own vegetables because they are running short on space, time and the know-how to tend a successful veggie patch. However, organic gardening isn’t as difficult as many people think.

Organic gardening is simply growing plants without the use of conventional chemicals to discourage pests or fertilize the crops. Instead, natural methods and materials are used in an attempt to improve soil health and strengthen the local ecosystem, producing better, healthier food.

Why is organic gardening such a good thing? Organic gardeners will tell you that the quality of the vegetable is nutritionally superior to anything you can get in the supermarket because the soils are kept nutrient-rich with natural materials. Not depleted and artificially fertilized. And the flavor is amazing.

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