Keeping Vegetable Plants Warm

December 23, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening


It seems totally counter-intuitive, but ice can help keep your vegetables warm. Dave explains why.

Gardening Tips – Keeping Birds Happy

September 9, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips


How to attract birds to your garden. Award winning garden expert Steve Brookes shares great fun and informative gardening tips.

Gardening Tips – Keeping Cats Away

May 31, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips


Tips on keeping cats our of your flower borders. Award winning garden expert Steve Brookes shares great fun and informative gardening tips.

Gardening Tips – Keeping Cats Away

May 31, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips


Tips on keeping cats our of your flower borders. Award winning garden expert Steve Brookes shares great fun and informative gardening tips.

Discover The Top 10 Tips For Keeping Pests And diseases Away From Your Organic vegetable Plants

March 12, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under 20

Everytime a new chemical is produced for commercial use a diluted version appears in the local garden
Centre which claims to do great things for pest elimination.  The truth is that by cultivating your own natural
Organic garden you won’t face the same Problems as those who choose to use artificial products and you
Will have much healthier organic vegetable plants. 

Below you’ll find the top ten actions you can take to maintain a healthy organic garden all year round
And keep pests and diseases off your organic vegetable plants. 

1.  Good cultivating practices

Always keep a powerful organic approach when cultivating your organic vegetable plants.  Don’t forget to feed the soil
Not the plant. 

two.  Keep your garden neat

Never leave rubbish scattered around put weeds on the compost heap straightaway.  This is extra important with thinned
Sprouts, because insect pests are attracted by the smell of bruised stems. 

3.  Keep your compost heap healthy

remember to only put healthy plant waste on your heap.  If any hint of disease, burn it{!}  Always burn prunings from
Fruit tree’s as they are probably going to become infected with mildew.  The ashes from these plants may be used as a manure
For your organic vegetable plants. 

4.  Sterilize your pots and seed trays

remember to keep pots and seed trays awfully clean and if possible sterilize with boiling water.  If you’re growing
Your organic vegetable plants in a greenhouse keep this extra clean and always pick off a pest or any
Fungus you find on a leaf immediately. 

5.  Keep you daily wariness

To keep your organic vegetable plants upto scratch you will need to be double vigilant especially in the summertime
Months.  Get into the practice of walking around the garden at least once a day.  Remove errant weeds and keep an eye
Open for the first signs of attack from pests and diseases. 

six.  Always buy healthy plants

In most nations the govt.   cover some plants with a certificate of health to show they’re free from illness. 
It is really easy to buy plants that have viruses or diseases. 

seven.  Don’t just buy healthy plants, raise healthy plants too{!} 

Safeguard plants you have raised yourself.  It can be difficult to remove the weaklings when you have grown them yourself. 
Remember a young plant infected with an illness is a drawback to all of your organic vegetable plants from the start. 

8.  Reduce Aphids

Hover flies are the most valuable pest predator in the garden.  The female will lay her eggs on the colonies
Of aphids so that larvae have a widely available source of food.  To draw in hover flies plant marigolds
( Tagetes and calendula ), poppies ( papaversp ) or nasturtiums ( Trapaeolum ). 

9.  Inspire other predators

It is tougher to attract more predators because they don’t always feed on flowers.  Wasps, ladybirds and
Lacewings can be encouraged by planting carrots between rows of onions so the smell of the carrots is disguised. 

ten.  Control birds and animals

The single most deleterious pests in the garden are the bigger ones like birds, deer, rabbits, moles and mice. 
The most effective control is to stop them reaching your crops.  Physically cover seeds with netting and protect
Crops by placing stakes in the ground with netting placed ott.  Do not forget to put jam jars over the top
Of the stakes to defend the netting.