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Organic Gardening Plan

A good organic gardening plan is the foundation for a beautiful and productive garden. Think about what you like to eat most and what will grow well in your climate and garden area. Then make your plan and start your garden growing.

How to Plant Lemon Grass In Your Garden

Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) is an aromatic plant of the grass family that’s used to season foods to create an appealing taste and aroma. In the Asian countries especially the Philippines where the native lechon is mostly served, lemon grass is placed inside the pig’s stomach before cooking to smell an aroma to increase the taste of the lechon meat. Because of its strong aroma, lemon grass is also good as a companion crop to your vegetable garden since it ward off some common insect pests. Some insects don’t like the smell of this plant hence, lemon grass is also used as an insect repellent for home gardeners.

Growing Blueberries In Containers

Blueberry plants relatively shallow root system, along with their long live span make them a very well suited plant to be grown in containers. Air, temperature, soil condition, container size, and plant size are the critical factors for success.

Tips For New Gardeners

Planting your own vegetables or flowers is satisfying, especially if they’re already in their productive phases of their growth. The pleasures of watching them grow in your garden is a good source of relaxation while bringing you with fresh vegetables in your kitchen and at the same time saving your budget from buying your daily vegetable needs in the market.

Cilantro – A Spicy Herb

Cilantro is a very fast growing herb which can be grown just about anywhere. It is a relative of the carrot family and is sometimes called Chinese parsley and Coriander.

Eliminate the Need for Fertilizers Using Quality Compost Tea

Compost tea, made from quality input and brewed properly, is revolutionizing the way we garden. Thousands of species of beneficial microorganisms are responsible for getting ALL the nutrients into the plant. Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium… you name it, microorganisms like these pass nutrients to the plant in a healthy available form; unlike synthetic fertilizers which are more commonly used for plant food. Studies show, repeatedly, that synthetic fertilizers kill all the microorganism life in the soil. That means the HUGE benefit of using microorganisms to freely translocate nutrients from the earth itself into the plant is lost. Because of this, fertilizers are used to get decent results, but the result is mediocre vegetation, fruits and blossoms that don’t smell or taste as good and aren’t as vitamin/mineral rich for you and your family’s health.

Getting Started Seed Starting

Time to start getting those seeds started for planting this spring. Well not all of them at the same time there are charts and graphs and all kinds of calculations to go through, but it really is simple if you know the magic number. The key to everything is the magic number.

Build A Fully Organic Hydroponics System

Hydroponics can be a great way to grow plants, but it can have its disadvantages. Maintaining consistent nutrient levels in the water can be a bit difficult for the average gardener. And for the organic gardener, supplying organic nutrients that are truly organic, just makes it that much more difficult. Aquaponics is a way to build a hydroponics system that is fully organic, and where the system takes care of nutrient levels itself.

Outdoor Sound Systems

If you are going to be installing outside speakers, you really need to think about the environmental elements that they will be subjected to. The weather would be the most obvious hazard. However, the audio quality of your sound system can also be lessened by insects, noisy pets, and nearby traffic.

Recommended Ways for Watering Orchids

Every orchid enthusiast desires to grow a healthy orchid plant and see its vibrant blooms. If you want to achieve this, there are several important requirements which you must provide your orchid such as adequate light, temperature, humidity and water. In their natural habitat, orchids receive water from rainfall which is just the right type that they need. Hence, you must try to provide similar water requirement when watering orchids.

Growing Organic Sage

Garden Sage is a member of the mint family. It’s Latin family name, Salvia, means “to save” and is also the root word of salve…learn more about how to organically grow this amazing herb.

Creating Edible Landscapes

The idea of creating an edible landscapes is one that has always appealed to me. I know that when planning your yard space it is not always the first thing on your mind but think about this.

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