If you're looking for gardening advice on GMOs, I have 2 tips. We've known for over a decade that genetically-modified organisms wreak havoc when unleashed into the environment.
And yet The New York Times is still being a good corporate spokesperson, muddying the facts and leaving much room for doubt about whether or not these problems exist (or just practicing good, unbiased journalism, depending on your point of view).
Are you going to think I'm crazy for suggesting that you absolutely 100% should consider using molasses as fertilizer in your organic garden?
If the health of your garden is suffering, if some of your plants are riddled with pests, or if you just want to grow the best plants possible, molasses fertilizer may be what you need.
Actually, it's not so much a fertilizer as food for the beneficial microorganisms in your soil and on your leaves. Molasses definitely has some nutrients, too, but it's mostly about the carbohydrates - the sugar.
There are a few important things you need to know about where to buy compost.
I encourage people to compost themselves if possible, but I know that some gardeners will find it easier buying compost. In terms of how to buy compost, you can go to your local garden center, a compost/soil/mulch provider, a farmer, or the municipality.
You can buy compost in bags, but I almost always go for bulk. That's less expensive and I usually need to bring in at least a yard.
There are many organic fertilizer products available online.
Many are not particularly good (or are potentially even harmful), so I thought I'd browse through and make a list of the best organic fertilizer products you can find online at Amazon.com.
If you're on a quest for some organic vegetable garden design ideas, here are 3 unique tips to think about when planning a vegetable garden.
I have a few tips I've really been wanting to share on organic vegetable gardening for beginners.
I'm going to lay out my 7 most important organic gardening tips for starting a vegetable garden.
I have 3 important organic gardening tips for you. You don't have to tattoo them onto your knuckles - remembering them will suffice.
If you've read my book, you know that I tend to get rather detailed in my organic gardening practices, because I like the process of perfecting my soil in order to get the healthiest possible plants - especially food plants.
But the fact is that we can have some pretty decent gardens by remembering to follow just the basics.
I've written a lot here about the importance of using soil testing labs in order to determine which organic fertilizers to use.
Otherwise, you're stabbing in the dark. But I haven't actually told you which testing lab I use.
While it may be tempting to drive a sample over to your local soil lab, it's probably not the best option. Right now, most soil testing labs aren’t doing a great job.
Last week, I overfertilized my garden. I realized about 24 hours after the fact. It just hit me and my heart started going for a little jog.
In my case, it was not the usual N-P-K chemical fertilizer that is often the culprit, but Borax, which I needed for the boron.
Of course, one doesn't go applying boron willy-nilly, but I have had a deficiency in my soil. Watch the video below to see the results, and remember, organic fertilizers are not all benign.
Composting at home is easy if you remember these 4 factors when building your DIY compost pile. Of course, I'm using organic composting methods here, so no chemicals.
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