Organic Gardening Supplies

Organic Gardening Supplies

A layman’s article about organic gardening.

What is organic gardening? It is gardening using materials and or matter that comes from compost, manure and other living matter. It is also a way to garden without using pesticides, insecticides and other harmful ingredients.  It may be in the far future before most large agriculture farmers turn to complete organic products.  In the mean time most novice and backyard gardeners should start practicing how this is done.

Organic gardening is an excellent way to grow your trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and all edible plants. Start Spring color for your garden

Organic composting comes from worms, food waste, grass clippings and old leaves. If left alone in some type of tumbler or rotating container it will eventually be consumed by bacteria. You can then use this type of “Compost” to amend your soil for your gardening needs. Humus comes from composted vegetable matter. You can make your own organic compost using a Compost Tumbler.

Mulching is another form of organic gardening. Mulch is added to the top layer of any gardening bed, tree, or plant thus keeping moisture in and suppressing weeds from growing. This helps in eliminating harmful herbicides and or insecticides into the environment.

Organic fertilizers are cottonseed meal, blood meal, Fish Emulsion, manure and sewage sludge. Many of these type of fertilizers usually have a lower types of nutrients needed for your plants such as nitrogen, phosphorus, or potash.

Be sure to read labels before purchasing any organic product. In my opinion fish emulsion is the best and easiest to apply. You should also be aware that some organic fertilizers may burn the roots of plants.

You can use manure as a fertilizer and the fresher the better.  However over time this type of fertilizer will weaken, it is important to note that manure can easily burn the root system of many tender young plants. Yea I know it stinks but it works…sorry had to say it.

Cottonseed oil is the safest but is normally used for acid loving plants.  Bat Guano is another excellent fertilizer and can be used liberally.  Again this type of fertilizer is low in nitrogen, phosphorus and potash which are the 3 basic ingredients needed for green growth and overall structure of any plant.

Blood meal comes from cattle blood after they have been slaughtered. Be careful not to overuse blood meal as it can also burn plants. It is high in nitrogen and good for green foliage.

Insecticides and pesticides do harm the environment.  I recommend using neem oil as this type of insecticide is safer than most syntethic products.

If you are concerned about the environment then “Organic Gardening” is the way to go or should I say grow.

Paul Guzman is the author of this article. You can find hundreds of free gardening tips at: Southwest Gardening Tips

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One Response to “Organic Gardening Supplies”

  1. Footie goal says:

    Bat Guano is another excellent fertilizer and can be used liberally. However over time this type of fertilizer will weaken, it is important to note that manure can easily burn the root system of many tender young plants. Yea I know it stinks but it works…sorry had to say it.

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