Keep your garden soil healthy. Soils contain natural minerals and vitamins. That is the reason why if your lawn has a fertile soil, then you can easily grow plants.

Planting organic produce in more church back yards would be doing good deeds and acts of kindness for Sacramento’s hungry. In June 2011, the church teamed up with self-taught Organic Gardening buff James Bridges to plant a community garden that the church has been working toward for several years.

For example, human hair spread around the garden will keep out rabbits. Lavender and basil deter ants. Rosemary will repel mosquitoes. The way that you arrange your plants can help protect certain vegetables, too. Garlic and peppers planted around tomatoes and squash will help protect them from harmful insects and rodents.

Some chemicals are not good for humans and animals alike. And in some cases, their residues may stay in your plant even after washing and rinsing them thoroughly.

Compost is organic material produced when bacteria in the soil cause garbage and biodegradable trash to decompose. It is an organic fertilizer. Making compost requires regular turning of the pile, mixing the materials in it, and exposing them to air. It is an ongoing process and is a good way to recycle kitchen scraps and other vegetable matter.

The idea that is important here is preparation. Days-to-harvest gives us two important things. The first is the estimated time it will take to produce harvestable crops. The second is the planning that is needed to produce as much food as possible within a small space or even a container. Both estimated growing time and planning are needed for planning a fall garden.

When you are planting in the shade, use colors that will best stand out in the lighting. Some plants look great in bright sunlight. Other plants will look fantastic in shady areas. Choose purples, blues, and greens for shade. Plant these cool colors behind warmer colored plants in your garden.