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Effective Ways to Keep Insects Under Control Naturally While Working in the Blueberry Patch

The effective ways used to keep insects away naturally while working in the blueberry patch. How to Use Garlic as an effective natural insect repellent and how to keep yourself free of fleas. Using birds to control insects…

How to Make Drought Resistant Soil Using Organic Matter and Ground Cover

How to Make Drought Resistant Soil. To minimize the effects of drought it is important that soil capture the rain fall that falls on it and store as much as possible for later use by the crops to use. There are two primary means of reducing the impact of drought. 1) Adding organic matter to the soil. 2) Using ground cover. Grow your own blueberries and vegetables to reduce the effect of rising food prices on your budget.

Container Herbs In and Out

Containers are another place where herbs can easily grow and thrive. Hanging baskets and window boxes are also good places to grow them. Growing your herbs in pots is just as easy as doing the same thing in a garden.

Organic Food Gardening – What It Is All About

Living a healthy lifestyle is what a lot of people today want to achieve because of all the harmful sicknesses that plague today’s society. The urge to live healthy means that it is not only important that they are able to exercise but be able to eat healthier food as well. The challenge that most people face is to find ways to come up with nutritious fruits and vegetables without having to spend too much money. Being able to grow your own organic food garden with the help of guides such as Organic Food Gardening, will teach you all there is to know about healthy food, and it will save you a lot of money as well.

Garden Pests Identification

There are many different species of pests which can cause damage in your garden. To be able to combat them effectively you need to be able to determine exactly what type of pest you are dealing with. Certain bugs will attack only one particular type of plant, whilst others are more indiscriminate.

How To Have A Healthy Earthworm Farm

Some people dislike worms of any kind and will not go near worms of any kind let alone operate a worm farm. However, if you are someone who likes earthworms and understands how beneficial they can be will most probably be in favour of making compost using earthworms. Compost made with worms, or vermicompost as it is often known, is cost-effective and eco-friendly. Not only is vermicompost cheaper than many artificial types of fertiliser, it is also non-toxic to animals and humans and completely safe to use, unlike synthetic fertilisers that are made from chemicals. What is more, you can easily make your own earthworm farm and begin producing home made compost with the help of specially cultivated worms.

Caring for Orchids Easily!

Caring for orchids can be easily achieved provided that certain simple steps are taken. Like keeping temperature and humidity within suitable levels for orchids, avoiding direct sunlight, placing them in an appropriate location indoors, knowing when to fertilize and prune.

The Advantages Of Vermiculture Compost Over Other Types Of Natural Compost

Vermiculture is a centuries old technique of cultivating earthworms with the intention of making compost using the worms. To be more specific, the vermicompost that is generated does not consist of the worms themselves but of their excretions, also known as ‘castings’. Earthworms can consume around half their body weight in a single day which passes through their digestive tracts to become the nutrient-rich vermicompost.

Gardening for Beginners: What Are Annuals?

Gardens consist of annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses, shrubs, and trees. This article answers the question: What are annuals? Included is a list of annuals and what to pay attention to when buying annual seeds or plants.

Tips for Growing Giant Tomatoes – Pruning or No Pruning?

I grew up in a very small town where we lived in a nice big house with a huge vegetable garden. I always loved the smell of our garden; especially in the summer when we had lots of fruits and vegetables in it.

Spring Flowers

Flowers are very beautiful but must be cared for. This includes knowing how often to water them, where they are best grown, how much sunlight they need, how much shade they need and what kind of nutrients will allow them to best grow. It is therefore worth learning a little bit before you start planting your garden, that way your flowers will stay beautiful for as long as possible.

Why You Should Use Composting Worms In Vermiculture

It is a well known fact that compost made with the assistance of worms has many benefits. It is non-toxic and safe to use, unlike many artificial fertilisers. It is also cheaper than buying synthetic plant food and is eco-friendly because it is a method of household waste recycling and is completely natural. Vermicompost, or compost made from worm excretions, also isn’t smelly like other natural forms of fertilizer made from animal dung yet it will make your garden vegetation flourish like never before. A further advantage is that vermicompost repels garden pests very well but won’t harm any natural fauna or pets in your garden.

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