O-Garden Blog



Organic gardening is not just for hippies and homesteaders any more - everyone is learning how to grow vegetables organically whether it's in a container on their deck, or acres of prime farmland.

Find out here all about how to grow your very own organic produce, using sustainable methods, composting, natural fertilizers and raised beds, and have fun doing it.

Organic Gardening Blog
Dec 16, 2017

Terra Preta Soil - the black earth of the Amazon

Terra Preta Soil is the black earth of the Amazon; although this soil was created centuries ago, it still sustains life today...

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Dec 09, 2017

Fall Leaves - a nutrient rich source of organic matter

Collecting Fall Leaves gives you a great source of exercise, and nutrient rich organic matter for your garden...

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Dec 08, 2017

Compost Pile - what goes in it?

Building a Compost Pile is a skill no organic gardener should be without; learn how to build organic vegetable gardening compost; what ingredients to use, and many more composting tips...

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Dec 03, 2017

Sheet Composting - compost building by the layers

Sheet Composting is a system of adding organic matter, and mulching all at the same time

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Nov 30, 2017

Snow as Fertilizer? How is this possible?

Use Snow as Fertilizer? How on earth is that possible? If you're lucky enough to live in a snow belt, this is one of the most efficient ways to add Nitrogen to your garden...

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Nov 25, 2017

Site Map - find it all here

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Nov 09, 2017

Gardening for Wellness

Gardening for Wellness...

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Oct 21, 2017

How to Grow Garlic - the Stinking Rose and all its benefits

How to Grow Garlic; the Stinking Rose has many benefits, both as a seasoning and for pest control in the organic garden, as a companion plant and much more

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Oct 20, 2017

Spring Garden Planning - the devil's in the details

Finally; it's time for some Spring Garden Planning. Time's a-wasting, so let's get started...

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Oct 14, 2017

Crop Rotation - succession planting for disease control

Crop Rotation; succession planting for disease control of your vegetable crops - which plants grow best after crops already harvested...

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Sep 30, 2017

Fall Gardening - don't put the garden to bed yet

Fall Gardening; don't stop yet, you have another season to go yet. Autumn gardens provide lots more yummy vegetables, with less effort from you...

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Sep 14, 2017

Make Your Own Bone Meal - a treat for your plants

Make Your Own Bone Meal out of a few simple ingredients - and time...

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Aug 26, 2017

Fall Gardening Tour - things to do in the garden in September

Check out the Fall Gardening Tour; some things to do in the garden in September that will benefit you in the busy season...

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Aug 24, 2017

Rye Grass - cover crop, green manure & erosion control

Using Rye Grass in your organic gardening plan as a cover crop and to prevent soil erosion could possibly be one of the smartest things you can do; attract worms and add organic matter in one step...

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Aug 16, 2017

Your Organic Gardening Adventures - share your story

What's your Organic Gardening Adventure? Have you battled a major pest, and won? Or grown a unique and difficult vegetable?

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Aug 09, 2017

Vegetable Garden Layout | Garden Design

Your Vegetable Garden Layout will depend on sun exposure and orientation, types of crops you want to grow and your climate; choose the layout that makes the most of your gardens sun exposure...

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Jul 24, 2017

Hatching Bantam Eggs; you choose - Mama Hen or Incubator

Hatching Bantam Eggs under a Mama Hen or in an incubator is a great little project; though they only take 21 days, the build up to hatching day is so exciting...

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Jul 21, 2017

Chicken Herbarium - sneaky ways to grow greens for chickens

Let your chickens eat greens without digging up the whole plant with a Chicken Herbarium; the roots will be protected but they can eat the nutritious greens of the top growth...

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Jul 10, 2017

Vermicomposting - let the worms do the work

Vermicomposting is using your noggin; let the worms do the heavy lifting in your compost and get black gold with very little effort

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Jul 09, 2017

Egg Hatching Troubleshooting Guide, for when it all goes horribly wrong

The Egg Hatching Troubleshooting Guide for when it all goes horribly wrong; find out what to do and what not to do when hatching eggs...

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Jul 03, 2017

Saving Vegetable Garden Seed; storage tips and advice

Saving Vegetable Garden Seed can save a bundle of money; learn how to store seeds for next year, without losing them to mold, vermin or low germination...

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Jun 30, 2017

How to Grow Carrots - everyones favorite root vegetable

How to Grow Carrots organically; learn how to produce the sweetest, crunchiest root vegetables in your organic garden; for nutrition the carrot can't be beaten...

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Jun 16, 2017

The Great San Marzano Tomato Experiment

The Great San Marzano Tomato Experiment - the great paste tomato caper...

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Jun 07, 2017

Top Ten Myths about Organic Garden Seeds - the real dirt

The Top Ten Myths about Organic Garden Seeds; get the real dirt about some nonsense and misconceptions...

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Jun 06, 2017

Nettle Tea; nutritious and health giving, for your garden

Making Nettle Tea is one way to use these plants that are otherwise classed as weeds; who would have guessed that they are so beneficial to your garden?

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Jun 04, 2017

DIY Compost Bin - use the K.I.S.S. principle

It's best to keep it simple. Here's a DIY Compost Bin that you'll use over and over again...

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Jun 03, 2017

Raised Garden - a low maintenance option

Build a Raised Garden right outside your kitchen door for fresh greens and herbs...

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Jun 02, 2017

Compost Activators - sluggish compost sometimes needs a boost

Use Compost Activators to give your sluggish compost a boost; compost starters can be surprisingly easy to find...

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Jun 01, 2017

Buy This Site - a website about organic gardening

Buy This Site and grow your own organic gardening business...

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May 31, 2017

How to Plant Tomatoes; tips and tricks for planting

How to Plant Tomatoes; follow these easy instructions for growing great tomatoes...

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