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Tips for a Successful Wild-Flower Garden

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A wild-flower garden has a most attractive sound. One thinks of long tramps in the woods, collecting material, and then of the fun in fixing up a real for sure wild garden.

Many people say they have no luck at all with such a garden. It is not a question of luck, but a question of understanding, for wild flowers are like people and each has its personality. What a plant has been accustomed to in Nature it desires always. In fact, when removed from its own sort of living conditions, it sickens and dies. That is enough to tell us that we should copy Nature herself. Suppose you are hunting wild flowers. As you choose certain flowers from the woods, notice the soil they are in, the place, conditions, the surroundings, and the neighbours.

Suppose you find dog-tooth violets and wind-flowers growing near together. Then place them so in your own new garden. Suppose you find a certain violet enjoying an open situation; then it should always have the same. You see the point, do you not? If you wish wild flowers to grow in a tame garden make them feel at home. Cheat them into almost believing that they are still in their native haunts.

Wild flowers ought to be transplanted after blossoming time is over. Take a trowel and a basket into the woods with you. As you take up a few, a columbine, or a hepatica, be sure to take with the roots some of the plant’s own soil, which must be packed about it when replanted.

The bed into which these plants are to go should be prepared carefully before this trip of yours. Surely you do not wish to bring those plants back to wait over a day or night before planting. They should go into new quarters at once. The bed needs soil from the woods, deep and rich and full of leaf mold. The under drainage system should be excellent. Then plants are not to go into water-logged ground. Some people think that all wood plants should have a soil saturated with water. But the woods themselves are not water-logged. It may be that you will need to dig your garden up very deeply and put some stone in the bottom. Over this the top soil should go. And on top, where the top soil once was, put a new layer of the rich soil you brought from the woods.

Before planting water the soil well. Then as you make places for the plants put into each hole some of the soil which belongs to the plant which is to be put there.

I think it would be a rather nice plan to have a wild-flower garden giving a succession of bloom from early spring to late fall; so let us start off with March, the hepatica, spring beauty and saxifrage. Then comes April bearing in its arms the beautiful columbine, the tiny bluets and wild geranium. For May there are the dog-tooth violet and the wood anemone, false Solomon’s seal, Jack-in-the-pulpit, wake robin, bloodroot and violets. June will give the bellflower, mullein, bee balm and foxglove. I would choose the gay butterfly weed for July. Let turtle head, aster, Joe Pye weed, and Queen Anne’s lace make the rest of the season brilliant until frost.

Let us have a bit about the likes and dislikes of these plants. After you are once started you’ll keep on adding to this wild-flower list.

There is no one who doesn’t love the hepatica. Before the spring has really decided to come, this little flower pokes its head up and puts all else to shame. Tucked under a covering of dry leaves the blossoms wait for a ray of warm sunshine to bring them out. These embryo flowers are further protected by a fuzzy covering. This reminds one of a similar protective covering which new fern leaves have. In the spring a hepatica plant wastes no time on getting a new suit of leaves. It makes its old ones do until the blossom has had its day. Then the new leaves, started to be sure before this, have a chance. These delayed, are ready to help out next season. You will find hepaticas growing in clusters, sort of family groups. They are likely to be found in rather open places in the woods. The soil is found to be rich and loose. So these should go only in partly shaded places and under good soil conditions. If planted with other woods specimens give them the benefit of a rather exposed position, that they may catch the early spring sunshine. I should cover hepaticas over with a light litter of leaves in the fall. During the last days of February, unless the weather is extreme take this leaf covering away. You’ll find the hepatica blossoms all ready to poke up their heads.

The spring beauty hardly allows the hepatica to get ahead of her. With a white flower which has dainty tracings of pink, a thin, wiry stem, and narrow, grass-like leaves, this spring flower cannot be mistaken. You will find spring beauties growing in great patches in rather open places. Plant a number of the roots and allow the sun good opportunity to get at them. For this plant loves the sun.

The other March flower mentioned is the saxifrage. This belongs in quite a different sort of environment. It is a plant which grows in dry and rocky places. Often one will find it in chinks of rock. There is an old tale to the effect that the saxifrage roots twine about rocks and work their way into them so that the rock itself splits. Anyway, it is a rock garden plant. I have found it in dry, sandy places right on the borders of a big rock. It has white flower clusters borne on hairy stems.

The columbine is another plant that is quite likely to be found in rocky places. Standing below a ledge and looking up, one sees nestled here and there in rocky crevices one plant or more of columbine. The nodding red heads bob on wiry, slender stems. The roots do not strike deeply into the soil; in fact, often the soil hardly covers them. Now, just because the columbine has little soil, it does not signify that it is indifferent to the soil conditions. For it always has lived, and always should live, under good drainage conditions. I wonder if it has struck you, how really hygienic plants are? Plenty of fresh air, proper drainage, and good food are fundamentals with plants.

It is evident from study of these plants how easy it is to find out what plants like. After studying their feelings, then do not make the mistake of huddling them all together under poor drainage conditions.

I always have a feeling of personal affection for the bluets. When they come I always feel that now things are beginning to settle down outdoors. They start with rich, lovely, little delicate blue blossoms. As June gets hotter and hotter their colour fades a bit, until at times they look quite worn and white. Some people call them Quaker ladies, others innocence. Under any name they are charming. They grow in colonies, sometimes in sunny fields, sometimes by the road-side. From this we learn that they are more particular about the open sunlight than about the soil.

If you desire a flower to pick and use for bouquets, then the wild geranium is not your flower. It droops very quickly after picking and almost immediately drops its petals. But the purplish flowers are showy, and the leaves, while rather coarse, are deeply cut. This latter effect gives a certain boldness to the plant that is rather attractive. The plant is found in rather moist, partly shaded portions of the woods. I like this plant in the garden. It adds good colour and permanent colour as long as blooming time lasts, since there is no object in picking it.

There are numbers and numbers of wild flowers I might have suggested. These I have mentioned were not given for the purpose of a flower guide, but with just one end in view your understanding of how to study soil conditions for the work of starting a wild-flower garden.

If you fear results, take but one or two flowers and study just what you select. Having mastered, or better, become acquainted with a few, add more another year to your garden. I think you will love your wild garden best of all before you are through with it. It is a real study, you see.

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As a rule, we choose to grow bush beans rather than pole beans. I cannot make up my mind whether or not this is from sheer laziness. In a city backyard the tall varieties might perhaps be a problem since it would be difficult to get poles.

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Sarah Parkerl

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Jan 11, 2010

How to Fight Plant Enemies to Keep Your Plants Healthy

Simpler devices for protecting newly-set plants, such as tomatoes or cabbage, from the cut-worm, are stiff, tin, cardboard or tar paper collars, which are made several inches high and large enough to be put around the stem and penetrate an inch or so into the soil.

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Sarah Parkerl

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Jan 11, 2010

Basics of Landscape Gardening

Landscape gardening has often been likened to the painting of a picture. Your art-work teacher has doubtless told you that a good picture should have a point of chief interest, and the rest of the points simply go to make more beautiful the central idea, or to form a fine setting for it. So in landscape gardening there must be in the gardener’s mind a picture of what he desires the whole to be when he completes his work.

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Sarah Parkerl

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Jan 11, 2010

Requisites of the Home Vegetable Garden

In deciding upon the site for the home vegetable garden it is well to dispose once and for all of the old idea that the garden “patch” must be an ugly spot in the home surroundings. If thoughtfully planned, carefully planted and thoroughly cared for, it may be made a beautiful and harmonious feature of the general scheme, lending a touch of comfortable homeliness that no shrubs, borders, or beds can ever produce.

By:
Sarah Parkerl

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Jan 11, 2010

Tips on Planting Seeds

Any reliable seed house can be depended upon for good seeds; but even so, there is a great risk in seeds. A seed may to all appearances be all right and yet not have within it vitality enough, or power, to produce a hardy plant.

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Sarah Parkerl

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Jan 11, 2010

Cultivating Vegetables – Tips on How to Cultivate Vegetables Properly

Before taking up the garden vegetables individually, I shall outline the general practice of cultivation, which applies to all.

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Sarah Parkerl

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Jan 11, 2010

Decorate your room with elegant Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are really flexible and suitable for commercial purposes in modern offices, public buildings, hospitals, schools and other establishments, where there is a need to control solar glare and light transmissions through the window.

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Jan 14, 2011

Richard Burbidge Fusion Decking from JAS Timber

JAS Timber / Richard Burbidge Outdoor FUSION Decking Components – Visually stunning and easy to install, Fusion outdoor balustrade injects contemporary designer style into any outdoor living area. The Richard Burbidge FUSION Decking system can be fitted to most hard landscaping surfaces, from textured decking boards to contemporary paving slabs, or concrete layouts.

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William Stonesl

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Jan 14, 2011

Treated Timber Decking from JAS Timber

JAS Timber / Traditional Treated Timber Decking in Stock at Blackburn : In stock – Green Treated 6″ Decking Boards in 3.0, 3.6, 4.2, & 4.8 metre lengths – Square & Turned Treated Newel Posts – Square & Turned Treated Spindles – Treated Handrails – Metal Handrail Panels – Treated Deck Strings – Treated Deck Joists – Deck Fixings and more. (A decking area can be done with 20% less 6″ decking-board than 5″ decking-board – usually at the same price per linear metre.)

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William Stonesl

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Jan 14, 2011

Different Types of Window Box

We can try to check online for some more information about the flower window boxes that are suitable to our home arrangement. We can also have some customized window boxes if we want to personally create our own that matches the concept of theme of our home.

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Ernest Penuelal

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Gardeningl
Jan 14, 2011

The Advancing Technology in LED Grow Light

LED grow light is a light emitting diode bulb which is mostly used for the artificial growth of plants in laboratories, indoor gardens and even farms of food and crops. The new and advanced lights are less costly, bright and long lasting, which give out only the wavelengths of the amount of light needed by the plant.

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Robert Fogartyl

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Jan 14, 2011

Do You Want Some Detailed Info On Weed Killers For Lawns?

Are weeds growing in your lawn at home? You can take control of your garden with weed killers for lawns. The sight of weeds springing everywhere your yard is definitely unacceptable. Learn how to do it by reading the article below.

By:
Rudy Silval

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Jan 14, 2011

Choose Clean And Safe With Artificial And Synthetic Grass

Artificial and Synthetic grass was first created so that sports that required it could hold events year round. The problem was that due to industrialization, inner city youths were at a disadvantage because they didn’t have the same opportunity for sports or other forms of exercise as their rural counterparts. The first synthetic grass was created by the Chemstrand Company out of a fiber formerly used only as a carpet fiber.

By:
Sachin Kumar Airanl

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Jan 14, 2011

Organic Farmers, Gardeners Will Love Santa Cruz Real Estate

This smaller city is where the headquarters for California Certified Organic Farmers is located. With a USDA hardiness index of 9a-10a, gardeners have many plants to choose from when designing their gardens. Santa Cruz is just under 80 miles away from San Francisco.

By:
Lauren Spencerl

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Jan 13, 2011

Best Teeth Whitening Method – Get Professional Results at Home

One solution is Best Teeth Whitening Method. This is a course where a tooth’s color is reestablished by eliminating the dirt and stain. It is for weakening enamel to make it absorb the whitening process quickly. Teeth whitening doesn’t alter the original color of the tooth. Moreover, it is not for artificial teeth, caps, crowns, veneers and other restorative materials.

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Sarah Parkerl

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Sep 29, 2010

Free Living Waterfalls Screensaver – Free Screensavers for Every Occasion

Free Living Waterfalls Screensaver. For a more customized personal computer, you can use screensavers. Each one of us a a different character. Make your personality come through with screensavers.

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Sarah Parkerl

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May 19, 2010

Make Your Own Screensaver For Free – 3D Screensavers Free Download

Make Your Own Screensaver For Free. You are able to personalize your computer the way you want it with screensavers. Everybody has their own unmistakable personality. Screensavers will aid you in accentuating your own style.

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Sarah Parkerl

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May 19, 2010

Windows Xp Winter Fun Screensavers – Free Screensavers for Windows

Windows Xp Winter Fun Screensavers. With the use of screensavers, you can personalize your computer to your own tastes. Everyone has their own distinct personalities. Screensavers can assist you in producing your own unique character.

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Sarah Parkerl

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May 19, 2010

Windows XP Screensavers And Themes- Free Screensavers for Your Computer

Windows XP Screensavers And Themes. Your computer can be easily customized with screensavers. Everyone has their own unmistakable character. Through screensavers, you can make your own unique personality shine through.

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Sarah Parkerl

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May 19, 2010

Download Free Aquarium Screensaver – #1 Source for Original Screensavers

Download Free Aquarium Screensaver. Making your personal computer more personal is easy with screensavers. We all have a unique personality. Your own unique character can be exemplified through the use of screensavers.

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Sarah Parkerl

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May 19, 2010

Free 3D Desktop Wallpaper Download – Download Free Desktop Wallpapers

Free 3D Desktop Wallpaper Download. You can customize your desktop with the use of screensavers. All of us have our own distinct personas. Screensavers will aid you in accentuating your own style.

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Sarah Parkerl

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May 19, 2010

High School Musical 3 Screensavers – Enjoy Thousands of Free Screensavers

High School Musical 3 Screensavers. Screensavers help give your personal computer that “personal” feeling. Each of us has a special, unique personality. Scrensavers can let you bring out your own unique personality.

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Sarah Parkerl

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May 19, 2010

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How to Build a More Successful Flower Garden

March 22, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Flower Gardening

Flowers are the one plant that most everyone enjoys possessing, either in the yard or in a vase on the table.

The beauty of the flower has held its place in the human heart for as long as man has loved a woman. Traditionally, flowers have been a point of beauty in the yard, and they have been used as a gift to the woman in a dating relationship. While men traditionally buy a range of flowers for the woman of their heart, roses are most often purchased to signify real love.

Even in far off countries, flowers hold a place in the culture of the people. They are used to make garlands that people wear for special occasions, and they are used to make perfumes for women to wear.

The flower industry finds peak selling days to be Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day, but the rose is the top-selling flower for the Valentine’s Day festivities.

If you are more the do-it-yourself type, you might consider flower gardening as a favorite pastime.

Here Are Some Tips To Help You Build A More Successful Flower Garden

Many flower gardens have at least one rose bush in the mix. This helps add to the beauty of the garden overall, as it produces beautiful flowers and it adds some contrast to the overall layout of your garden. Most attractive for most people, the rose bush in the garden will continue to flower every year, with very little care.

If you have an interest in making your own flower garden, it is best to start with only one garden bed, until you have mastered the techniques of gardening, and until you have made certain that the time commitment for such a project is not more than you are willing to commit yourself.

Managing a flower bed requires only a few basic tools: a small spade, a watering jug or water hose, and a clipper to help you trim the dead leaves from the bush or plant.

It is recommended that the place you choose for a flower bed has good drainage. Many plant species will die or become diseased if exposed to too much water.

It is also recommended to put your flowers into loose soils. If the soil is difficult to dig, then in all likelihood, the flower will have difficulty dropping its roots. So, do avoid putting flowers in soils that are hard to dig up.

It is also important to place your flower bed in a location that gets a lot of natural sunlight. Flowers tend to smile and stand up straight when they see the sun.

When you put your plants and flowers into the ground, be sure to space the plants apart from one another. If a single plant must struggle to get its own supply of water or sunlight, then that plant is likely doomed to death. If you are planting from seed or a pot you purchased at the nursery, then the seeds and potted plant packaging should have in every case instructions to describe the amount of soil the plant needs exclusively, how much water the plant will require, and the best times to plant it into the ground.

There are certain pests that are common to certain kinds of flowers. In some cases, pesticides may offer the best solution for fighting the common garden pests. But in other cases, if you are willing to do a bit of research, there are most often natural solutions you can add to your garden to repel the pests that want to take residence in your garden. To learn more about natural solutions to garden pest problems, visit this website: http://www.eartheasy.com/grow_nat_pest_cntrl.htm

Sick plants and flowers can frequently be identified by the leaves of the plants. When leaves begin to drop off the plant, when leaves turn brown or black, or when leaves and stems start to turn moldy, then you will know that you have sick plants in your garden. It is best to cut away sick leaves when found, which will often eliminate the need to remove the entire plant. Other times, you would need to take the more drastic measure of removing an entire plant from your garden.

If a specific plant variety attracts a lot of disease in one season, it is recommended not to plant the same during the following year, because insects and microbes tend to drop their eggs near their food of choice. Since most pests only feast on one specific plant type, rotating the plants from season to season will help wipe out an infestation that may affect your garden.

Adding decomposing foods to your garden may help your plants regain some needed nutrients. For example, after using tea leaves to make your fresh cup of tea, it can be helpful to your garden to place those used tea leaves into your garden, to supplement the nutrient gathering of your growing plants.

It is true that adding decomposing food stuffs to your garden might attract unwanted creatures into your garden. For example, when I was a girl, my dad always went fishing and after cleaning the fish, he would bury the remains in his garden. It never failed. Whenever he buried the fish remains in his garden, a neighborhood dog would come dig up his garden and scatter the remains throughout our yard. After several attempts to keep the dogs out of his garden, he finally gave up the practice.

As mentioned in the above referenced page, deer are also another animal that can become a pest. And the cure for keeping deer out of your garden is so simple to do. Simply put a bar of soap into a cloth bag and hang it from a low-hanging branch in your garden. The rain and humidity will keep the soap moist, and the sweet fragrance given off by the bar of soap will keep all deer out of your garden, as the deer do not like the fragrant smell of soap.

In the end, flower gardening can be very fun, relaxing and gratifying. If you are willing to invest a little bit of time into your garden, you will find that a flower garden could be a very pleasing element to add to your personal space.

Lauren Mamane is a full-time floral designer. Licensed by the State of Michigan, the Professional Florists Institute is a private Vocational School offering flower design classes, presented by professional florists. Learn to design beautiful arrangements of flowers at http://www.professionalfloristsinstitute.com/

Organic Gardening Tip – 5 Tips To Successful Organic Gardens

February 20, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips

Unlike the popular theories that state that the space shuttle could miraculously appear if blown up enough times, an organic garden is usually not the result of an accident. People that have a successful garden have created one based upon their consistent upkeep, planning, and a desire to make their garden grow. Regardless of the therapeutic value the gardening has, relaxation has little to do with the steps that it takes to ensure the success of your gardening endeavor. Here are a few organic gardening tips on how to make sure that your organic garden goals are reached by looking at planning, soil preparation, fertilizers, irrigation, and insect and disease control.


As with all things that eventually come to pass, a plan is always needed. Not something that is thought of and reconsidered over time intermittently, but a specified plan of action that leads to a specified end result. When you decide to grow your garden, and you choose to do it in an organic matter, you will need to take a few things into consideration such as location, the environment that the plants will grow it, the time that it will take in order for you to properly take care of your garden, how much effort will be involved and are there any resources that you may or may not be able to acquire in order to reach your final goals.


Once you have a clear written outline of what it is you need to do and what you need to acquire to reach your garden goals, it is time to start the plan into action. Action is everything once the goals are defined. If you set your goals but neglect factors such as good seed, compost, or even a source of good water for your plants, you will fail in your attempt because any compromise will lead to an overall failure.


The next thing you begin doing is prepare your soil. Soil preparation is the foundation of the growth of any and all plants that you have. From the soil, the plants will be able to get their nutrients. Soil that is hard or dense will be almost impossible to aerate and therefore the plants will not get enough oxygen through the root system in order to thrive and flourish. Likewise, if there is no way for the water to evenly percolate to the plants roots in your garden, some plants will make it while others will die without consistent moisture, and some will be oversaturated and get root rot.


Another organic gardening tip is that you must also consider the consistency of the soil in regard to the amount of compost and nutrients that will be accessible to the seeds that will grow into the plants in the garden that you desire. By adding natural compost or other fertilizers to enhance the nutrients within the soil such as nitrogen or potassium, you will need to prepare this ahead of time, specifically as you are preparing the soil and getting ready to plant your seeds.


With reference to fertilizer, if you are doing this in an organic matter, some of the best fertilizer that you can get can either come from your compost pile or from a worm bin that you have created through your vermicomposting efforts. This needs to be prepared several weeks in advance so that it is ready to use when you are ready to plant. Compost that has not had time to properly finish will be detrimental to your soil and therefore proper preparation is always mandatory before getting ready to add these nutrients to the soil that will bear the fruit of your labor.


The consideration of water is also paramount in your success. You must have a way for your organic garden to get enough water on a regular basis so that it can grow unimpeded by the periods of droughts that are self induced by someone to did not plan ahead of time and create an optimal situation for the gardens irrigation needs. This includes having enough access to water, easy access through an irrigation system or hose system, and potentially a sprinkler system on a timer which can ensure that the garden is receiving water on a regular basis.


One final organic gardening tip that you should consider is that when your plants begin to grow, insects will appear. Weeds will also appear as well as potential diseases that can kill off your crop. This will take some wisdom on your part knowing the types of plants you are growing and finding natural alternatives to pesticides that may inhibit or deter the natural growth processes of your plants. If you are an organic gardener, you will not want to use these anyway and therefore finding beneficial insects that attack bad insects or natural scents or plants that will deter weed growth or disease is paramount in ensuring the healthy growth of your garden.


When considering all of these things together in a big picture, you realize that gardening cannot possibly be the result of an accident. There must be proper preparation and access to all of the tools necessary in order to make a garden successful and to make your efforts worthwhile. Take some time and use these five organic gardening tips to your benefit and make your garden one of the best you have ever had.