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Top 10 Tips On Organic Gardening

The problem with some garden owners is that they use too much chemical fertilizers believing it is good for their plants and garden. But, prolonged use of chemical herbicide or weed killer will make your soil unhealthy.

Brassicas: Green Cabbage, Purple Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Mustard, and Arugala, all do well here during the fall and winter months. Snow Peas also do very well right now but are not a brassica. They grow well with brassica’s though.

Have a bon fire and invite some friends over to enjoy it with you. When the fire burns out you should have a pile of ashes that are good to put into your garden. Save yourself some time and make the fire right on your garden spot. Once the fire goes out you can spread the ashes around the garden and till them into the soil.

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.

You can go to your local nursery or hardware store and purchase organic soil by the bag full or even by the truck load. Many organic gardeners will put this soil on top of their compacted soil and then plow it into the regular soil. However, for this method to be effective you must have enough organic soil to be from a minimum depth of three inches up to six inches or more. The great thing about it is as you repeat this procedure through several growing seasons you will soon have brought the life back to your original soil.

Pass the word to your local house of worship to grow produce in the yard and give it away free to the poor. Are you in need of free vegetables and fruit? If the weather permits, about a thousand pounds of organic fresh vegetables will go directly out into the community by the end of this produce-growing season. In Sacramento, the LifePointe Church of the Nazarene on Q Street and Rio Linda Boulevard is growing organic vegetables and fruit in its yard to give free food to the poor by donating the produce to people in need.

Thus, I am putting out a call for local vendors of peat moss, sand, compost and other soil amendments / gardening supplies at retail (bulk OR bagged) to contact me ASAP for inclusion in a listing.

Want to brew great beer, than you need Hops, and Sacramento is a perfect growing environment for Hops. There are a few places locally that you can purchase Hops rhizomes, but the best Hos are grown in organic gardens. There are many online nurseries that also sell Hops. These are a very easy crop to grow and for a home brewer you don’t need many plants.

How To Achieve A Beautiful Organic Garden

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.

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