Insects can be a problem for the organic green thumb. The are many steps that are necessary to prevent the invasion. The first thing you should do is clear your garden of all the dead debree. Cleanliness can be your best friend in this. Making sure the entire growing area is free of debree and trash can go along way. Turning your soil is also a good idea. If you do come under attack there are items at your local nursery that can help rid the pesky varmints. Over watering can also cause insects to come forth, so keep this in mind. Also keeping a bowl of water nearby can help keep the insects off of your plants by inviting birds who prey on the insects.

#4. Be sure to choose vegetables that are easy to grow in your area. This will make your first garden much more satisfying. You can ask at your local garden center to help you choose types of plants that will do well in the area where you live. You may choose to plant seeds or seedlings. Of course the latter will be easier to deal with since they will already have a good start. Some very easy choices in first time gardening plants are radishes, zucchini, tomatoes and crookneck squash. If you have particularly deep and soft soil, you can also try deep root crops such as potatoes and carrots.

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.

Do use bacillus thuringiensis if leaf eaters are destroying your plants. This is a type of bacteria that you can buy at an Organic Gardening supplies store, and it prevents caterpillars and similar leaf eaters from digesting property. It’s a great alternative to some of the organic sprays.

Once your beds or rows have been planted, care is needed to keep them weeded. This is critical with any root crop. Hand weed and be careful not to damage there roots. Once the seedlings are 2 to 4 inches tall you need to thin them to 4 to 6 inches apart and when the root of the beets get to a diameter of 1 inch you will need to pull every other one out, water deeply and mulch the beds to control weeds.

That’s why more gardens need to be set up in Sacramento that grow food for the needy and that are on or easy walking distance from bus stops or light rail stops. For example, people who can’t ride bikes need to find places where they can get food when it is necessary to call upon the community gardens. Some food banks are on flat sidewalks near bus stops, such as the midtown food banks.

The main reason for making compost tea for organic farming or gardening is that it helps you increase compost’s benefits. Compost tea can be sprayed on your plants’ leaves to reduce leaf disease. Sprayed compost tea can give your plants additional nutrients besides what they absorb through their roots.

Onions will grow best in a raised garden bed with a good healthy soil structure and plenty of compost or composted manure mixed in and drains well. The soil should have a fairly neutral ph level of between 6 and7.When planting seeds the soil needs to be fluffy or very loose.