Start With A Good Organic Gardening Guide

More often, these days, we hear about organic gardening. After people understand the benefits of it, many end up wanting an organic gardening guide so they can get started. It really is important to find the kind of help that can take you from the beginner stage into “advance” gardening techniques and styles with the ease of learning. A book that is simple in its explanation and layout can be worth a lot to a gardener who does not want to waste time.

If we are going to garden organically, it simply means that we are choosing not to use chemicals (or any man-made products) on our plants. These chemicals can be harmful to both us and the environment.

You will find more nutrients in plants that are grown organically. This is not debated. It is a fact. And the vitamins found in these plants can help tremendously to fight illness. This is one of the main reasons that people want organic food. It takes away the risks that are associated with some of the harmful things found in fertilizers, pesticides, etc. Of course, a good guide-book can walk you through the steps for success in avoiding the harmful chemicals.

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Feed The Soil With Organic Materials

Fertile soil and compost made completely from organic materials is a recipe for nutrient rich growth. Feed the soil right, and you feed your plants right. And in turn, you put the best of the best in your kitchen. When we speak of proper feeding for the soil, we are talking about “natural nutrients”. And we want to feed this soil every spring and fall. The food for our soil is peat moss, animal manure, if you like -but not necessary, and our homemade compost.

Protecting the plants is a hot topic when it comes to marketing pesticides. But the fact is that not every single insect that takes a stroll into our garden is actually bad for our plants. And for the pests that have decided to fight us in this growing venture, remember that there are a lot of ofnature friendly” things” that we can do to keep them away.

Organic Gardening Pest Control

Have you ever thought about these ideas: selecting the right plants that work well with certain soils, carefully choosing the location, using a variety of plants together, having on hand a solution of water and organic dishwashing liquid soap to apply to the leaves? These are some of the simple tricks of the trade.

But certain insects are not the only enemies. Weeds are a problem also. But we need not spend too much time fighting the weeds either. Because we have the “newspaper trick” up our organic sleeve. Old newspapers, in thick layers, can be affective for an entire growing season or longer. When placed down around our plants, before the mulch, we can prevent weeds and save quite a bit of money while avoiding harmful chemicals.

These are some of the organic gardening pest control tricks that we will find in good organic gardening books.

Don’t just settle for any vegetable gardening guide. Find one that is simple to read, and specific in what to do with the various steps.

And what about organic fertilizer from the store?

Well, organic fertilizer from the store can have its attractive qualities. Actually, we should say, “One” attractive quality: A bag! Anything in a bag is convenient. But the problem is that it is often not just “One” bag. What if I could tell you about fertilizer that you did not have to cart home in several bags? What if it was available in your backyard anytime, saving you the gas money you would use to drive to the store?

What if I told you that this convenient fertilizer was actually more (yes . . . more!) full of nutrients than the organic fertilizer at the store in a bag? Would you be interested? Sure you would. You would be getting better food for your plants, and eventually for your body.

When we buy organic fertilizer from the store we get the same nutrients that the cows get when they eat (because we are getting their manure in a bag). What do you think those cows were eating? Organic green beans? Organic squash? Organic carrots? Of course not. They were eating grass and grain.

But what if you were getting to fertilizer that came from your own kitchen table scraps? You would be getting the leftovers from organic vegetables. This means that you are getting the best nutrients to feed your garden.

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