Composting Organically!

 

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Composting is easy to do, although many place too much emphasis and mystery into what you need to put in your compost. It is hard to compost the wrong way. The first thing you need is a place to put your compost.

Compost is the heart of an organic garden. If you decide to garden organically, you will need to build or buy a compost container because you will need a lot of compost to keep your soil healthy and your plants happy.

Compost Containers.

Composting is easy to do, although many place too much emphasis and mystery into what you need to put in your compost. It is hard to compost the wrong way. The first thing you need is a place to put your compost.

It can be as simple as 4 stakes in the ground with some chicken wire wrapped around them making a container, a couple untreated wooden boards nailed together in a square or rectangle with nothing on the bottom or by staking cement blocks and steadying them with rebar to make a compost bin.

simple-compost-binYou can go fancy and use a metal trash can, putting slits or holes in it so that the compost can breathe or you can buy a handy-dandy compost barrel made out of rubberized or plastic material. Some are even on tripods and have a handle to turn them on occasion.

The compost doesn’t care what kind of container or pile it is in. It works just as well with chicken wire as it does with a turning container with a handle. What you put in IS important. Continue reading

Organic Vegetable Gardening For Beginners!

vegetables-basket-organicWhat is an organic vegetable and can I grow them in my backyard? This is a common question today as people are becoming more aware of what they are putting into their bodies when they eat.

It is becoming more popular to avoid unnecessary chemicals, pesticides and other synthetic substances that stay in the vegetables regardless of how much they are washed. Continue reading

Advantages of Organic Gardening

organic-garden-sprayMany people are taking to organic produce to ensure that what they eat is safer. With increase in cases of food poisoning from food poisoning from fruits and vegetables in the media, people a getting more concerned about what they eat.

It is no longer news how harmful these pesticide used on plants can be. A lot of them are prohibited from being used since proved to be carcinogenic.

There so many of these chemicals out there still in use legally, these may have many unproven health hazards yet to be brought to light. Continue reading

Seaweed Fertilizer with a Liquid Fish Extract

basic-seaweedAdding fertilizer to soil has been practiced for as long as gardeners have gardened! From our history lessons, we may remember that the American Indian taught the new settlers to add fish to the holes where they were adding corn seeds.

Since then, we’ve found more convenient ways to use this same practice. Only now we can find fish combined with seaweed which makes fish emulsion! Why a fish emulsion? Adding fish by-products to your garden brings a quick burst of nitrogen as a foliar feed. Continue reading

The Amazing Benefits Of Organic Gardening!

 

vegetable-basketWe all go to the super market and buy fruits and vegetables. And if you’re older like me you bought what they had available back in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Back then they didn’t know what ‘organic’ was. Only a handful of individuals knew that pesticides and later on, genetically modified foods were and what they could do your body.

As a result, thanks to activists, we have finally learned the truth about harmful pesticides and unhealthy growing practices. It has gotten much better and now we can buy all kinds of organic products, and if you’re really smart you’ll start your own organic garden.

Even though things have gotten better, there is still a lot of food poisoning resulting from poor handling of the produce and poultry, whether it’s at the originally source or in the actual market. Continue reading