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Organic Gardening Tips
In these increasingly health conscious times, it is little wonder that more and more people are discovering the benefits of organic foods. This said, organic food from the supermarket can still be quite costly and the range is often limited so why not turn your garden into an organic garden where you can grow your own flowers, fruit and vegetables for very little money and unadulterated by chemicals.
Simply put, an organic garden only uses materials that are gleaned from living things which means no artificial fertilisers or composts and no chemical pest controls. Turning your garden into an organic garden is very simple and although it can take a while to get things up and running, the benefits are plain to see very soon after. The organic gardening tips below will help you to get an idea as to the process and may even spur you into stating your own conversion.
Organic compost can be made from virtually any garden and household waste that will rot however it is important to have a balance of fast rotting material and slow rotting material. Fast rotting material includes things such as lawn clippings and young weeds and these act as activators for the rotting process. You will also need to add older plant material and other ingredients to keep the process going, however. These can include cardboard egg boxes, fruit and vegetable scraps, used kitchen towel and tea bags, dead flowers and anything that will degrade over time. Put all the ingredients in a compost bin with plenty of water and wait for the inevitable to happen. Plants and crops that are lavished with organic compost thrive as they grow and it is often easy to see the difference, both in appearance and in taste, when compared to non-organic alternatives.
You can also plant companion crops to deter other potential pests which means, for example, you can site strong smelling flowers or herbs next to your best crops and vegetables. As an organic gardener you will have to learn to live with the fact that some of your produce will die from pest invasion each year however with a bit of planning and research you can eliminate most of the potential damage in a natural way.
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