Organic Gardening Tips For Flowers And Herbs
By Mary Hanna
The popularity of organic food and gardening has certainly increased over the last few years. Not only does it give you a sense of well being but people love the beauty of wonderful colored flowers and the taste of vegetables they helped create. Organic gardening tips on how to successfully start and care for an organic garden are becoming easier to find as this type of gardening continues to become more popular. Along with being relaxing, it is a very interesting hobby. Anyone can organically produce wonderful fruits, herbs and vegetables and know that they are healthy to eat and pesticide, herbicide and chemical free. There will always be garden pests but instead of using chemicals to deal with this problem, there are many organic gardening tips to get rid of them, similar to the way gardeners did many years ago before the use of pesticides and herbicides.
A good homemade pest deterrent to use in organic gardening is:
In a jar, combine 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid and 1 cup vegetable oil. Shake vigorously. In an empty spray bottle, combine 2 teaspoons of this mixture and 1 cup water. Use at ten-day intervals (or more often if needed) to rid plants of whiteflies, mites, aphids, scales, and other pests.
Following a few organic gardening tips, you will produce fruits, vegetables and herbs that are healthy, taste wonderful, are less expensive than buying produce at the grocery store and give you the peace of mind knowing exactly how they were grown and what was used on them. Aphids are annoying little insects that often cause a lot of damage in your garden. If you plant marigolds near your vegetable garden, the aphids will quit bothering your plants. If you already have an aphid problem, spray the infected plants with diluted soapy water and then spray them again with clear water. Organic gardening tips you should try are; instead of buying compost for your garden, which could contain chemicals, make your own while you cut down on garbage at the same time. Using your garden and
waste is an excellent and very easy way to make your own compost. In
your compost pile use peelings from carrots, potatoes and other vegetables,
dead weeds, coffee grounds, egg shells and even the pruning from roses
and other plants. The different textures help break down the compost
quickly. Compost improves the soil texture, structure and aeration
while enriching the soil, which stimulates root development. When choosing
plants for your organic garden, make sure you choose ones that are
well adapted for your area.
Here are a couple of great organic gardening tips that not only help keep your garden free of weeds but also keep
the soil from drying out too quickly. Grass clippings and pine needles mixed
or old newspapers make very good mulch, which keeps your garden weed free and
the soil moist. Organic gardening tips help you grow healthy organic fruits and vegetable that you, your
family and friends will love.
Most important of all, is to enjoy your
organic garden and the fruits of your labor. Not only will you have the satisfaction
of growing vegetables and herbs organically but you it will also inspire you
in your culinary tasks.
Here's to a great organic garden and fabulous,
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