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Companion Planting - Secrets of Organic Gardening

Companion Planting - Secrets of Organic Gardening

Vegetable Disease Helper Click on the name of the vegetable to get a listing of Fact Sheets and Information Bulletins relating to that specific crop. Asparagus | Beans | Beet | Broccoli | Brussels Sprouts | Cabbage | Carrot | Cauliflower | Celery | Cucumber | Eggplant | Lettuce | Melon | Onion | Peas | Pepper | Potato | Pumpkin | Spinach | Squash | Sweet Corn | Tomato | Watermelon | ALL soil Soil is often viewed as the boring part of gardening. While garden soil will never be glamorous or even as interesting as choosing plants, there is a whole world under our Wellingtons that literally and figuratively is the foundation for our gardens. New gardeners are cautioned to put money and effort into improving their soil before they even consider planting, but few appreciate the wisdom in what they are hearing until they watch their new plants struggling for survival and demanding more and more food and water. In organic gardening, you learn to feed the soil and let the soil feed the plants. The soil found in a typical yard will be about 90% mineral residue and only about 10% decayed organic matter. Pesticides sprayed on the plants will make its way into the soil and can kill the insects and microorganisms living there. What is Healthy Soil? When discussing soil, we generally focus in on four things: texture, structure, pH, organic matter and fertility.

Tomato Dirt: growing tomatoes, gardening tips, tomato facts seeds of change HEIRLOOM SEEDS - over 1400 varieties of non-hybrid seeds including heirloom vegetable seeds, heirloom flower seeds and heirloom herb seeds. Non-Hybrid Seeds | Non-Hybrid Vegetable Fruit Grain Herb Seeds Welcome to Victory Seeds - Rare, Open-pollinated & Heirloom Garden Seeds Natural Fertilizers for Citrus Trees Citrus trees are beneficial for gardeners--not only for the delicious harvest, but also for the shade, fragrance and splashes of color they provide. In order to produce top quality citrus fruit, these trees must be fertilized often and heavily with high levels of nitrogen. The most ideal time to fertilize citrus trees in frost free areas is in January, to encourage February blossoming. In areas where frost may occur until March, fertilize the trees after the last frost. Feed one- to two-year old trees every month, and older trees quarterly. Some natural fertilizers for citrus trees include well rotted manure, fish emulsion and blood meal. Manure Manure not only refers to the fertile excrement that comes from animals after they eat plant matter, but also an addition of other materials mixed with the excrement. Blood Meal Fish Emulsion This natural fertilizer is obtained by soaking trash fish to extract their soluble nutrients, creating the fish emulsion.

En_Wikipedia Why I Use Epsom Salt in the Garden *Why I Use Epsom Salt in the Garden*By: LL4e14 June 2004 I wanted to show everyone what a difference it makes with and without with only water being added all of these plants was planted on the same day and time. I am showing you ones I am growing with the sq. ft. method. All of these photo's were just taken today. I do have several baby tomatoes now. However now the non Epsom salt plants will be fed it also this was only to show those what a difference it makes. In the Garden House Plants Mix one teaspoon per gallon of water and feed to the plants every two to four weeks. Garden startup Sprinkle approximately one cup per 100 square feet. (10’x10’) and mix into soil before planting. Tomatoes Apply one tablespoon per foot of height for each plant every two weeks. Roses Apply one teaspoon per foot of height for each plant every two weeks. Evergreens, Azaleas, Rhododendrons Apply one tablespoon per nine square feet (3’x3’) over the root zone every two to four weeks.

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