Organic Garden – Helpful Ideas and Tips

 Organic  gardening is growing in popularity as people increasingly see the need to avoid chemicals and synthetic products.  Organic  gardens also provide protection form genetically modified organisms (GMO) in the garden.

Those who take up  organic  gardening often are at a loss as to where to buy supplies. They don’t know what products they need for soil nourishment or pest control. They may not know how much water to supply, or how to go about composting kitchen scraps for their gardens. They need more than a few  organic  garden tips and ideas.

 Organic  garden helpful ideas and tips are widely available, if you know where to find them. Here are a few places to begin your search.

 Organic  Garden Helpful Ideas

One of my favorite  organic  garden tips is this one. The most important thing you can do to control pests in the  organic  garden is to keep the soil healthy. Healthy soil produces healthy plants. Healthy plants, like healthy humans, are better able to withstand disease.

A second helpful  organic  garden idea I like is to control pests with ladybirds (ladybugs). These beautiful little red insects with shiny black spots control aphids naturally and totally. You can order them from several  organic  garden places on the Internet. Until they arrive, spray every part of aphid-infested plants with well diluted soapy water. Rinse with clear water.

My third favorite  organic  gardening idea is to plant guardian plants around and among tender vegetables. Marigolds make the  organic  garden border colorful, and ward off many pests. Onions and garlic are also great deterrents to pests that would like to break in and steal  organic  produce.

Sources for More  Organic  Garden Helpful Ideas

We do not give specific websites here, but most of these groups or products can readily be located on the Internet. Simply use key words from any one of these categories in your search engine to find more  organic  garden ideas.

* Cooperative Extension Office: The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide network. Every U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university. They also have a network of local or regional offices. The staff at these offices includes at least one expert who can give you useful, practical, and research-based  organic  garden helpful ideas.

* Park and Recreation Departments: If you live in a large neighborhood, your local park and recreation department will be a good source of helpful ideas for your  organic  garden. Classes may be available on topics such as  organic  garden plans, planting seed, and how to compost.

* YMCA / YWCA: In some areas, these organizations provide workshops on  organic  garden topics, with plenty of helpful ideas and tips. These are led by local  organic  garden experts. They may include vegetable  organic  gardens and  organic  gardening of flowers.

* Gardening Stores: An increasing number of gardening stores are beginning to offer  organic  garden products, seeds, and supplies. Many try to have at least one person on staff who can give  organic  garden helpful ideas.

* Nurseries: Local nurseries may have helpful ideas and tips for your  organic  garden. As the demand becomes greater, they are learning that they must provide not only  organic  fertilizer and seedlings, but advice also.

* Magazines:  Organic  gardening magazines have been around for many years now, and are filled with  organic  gardeners’ helpful ideas and tips. Visit your public library and browse the magazines. Some are aimed at small farming size  organic  gardens. Others focus on  organic  gardening of vegetables for family or farmers’ market. Choose one that has the most helpful tips for you, and subscribe for ongoing  organic  garden help.

* Seed Catalogs (catalogues): Many times, seed catalogs have not only  organic  seeds, but also ideas and tips for the  organic  garden. Look for major seed companies’ catalogs.

* Books: If you are new to  organic  gardening, you will want to invest in at least one good book on  organic  gardens. Books can explain how seeds and produce are certified  organic . They can provide  organic  gardening advice from ants to weed control.

* Family and Friends: They say we all have a circle of 250 acquaintances. Within that circle, you will likely find at least one person who is experienced in  organic  gardening and has ideas or tips that will help you. Their own  organic  garden may be only a container, or it could be 50 containers. Anyone who does any  organic  gardening will be eager to share the tips and helpful ideas they have received.

* Internet: The Internet excels in providing information. It is a wonderful source of  organic  garden helpful ideas and tips. Become a member of an  organic  gardening forum and share ideas. Read  organic  gardeners’ blogs. Finally, visit Cornell University’s  organic  garden website. They offer an online class in  organic  gardening. The professor is sure to have helpful  organic  gardening ideas and tips.

Source by Anna Hart

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