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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
May 27, 2018

Dust Bath For Chickens - how chickens like to bathe

How Chickens Like to Bathe - make a Dust Bath For Chickens...

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May 26, 2018

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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May 24, 2018

How to Compost Horse Manure for the best natural fertilizer ever

How to Compost Horse Manure; make the best natural fertilizer ever from the oversupply of this natural product...

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May 23, 2018

Raised Bed Gardening - raised beds, intensively gardened

Raised Bed Gardening gets those plants up close and personal; find out the benefits of warmer, faster drying soil...

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May 22, 2018

Feeding Chickens to be happy, healthy and productive

Feeding Chickens is an art; steeped in mystery, it doesn't have to be that mysterious, chickens are quite easy to feed with scraps, grain and greens...

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May 21, 2018

Lasagna Gardening - gardening by the layers

Learning the Lasagna Gardening method adds yet another tool to your repertoire; what to use in the layers for mulch and organic matter...

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May 20, 2018

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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May 19, 2018

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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May 18, 2018

Chicken Coop Compost - nutrient rich homemade fertilizer

Chicken Coop Compost is nutrient rich, homemade fertilizer; use with caution, as it can be too hot to handle for your young plants...

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May 17, 2018

Hot Bed - how to start your seedlings early

A Hot Bed gives you a jump on the season for starting vegetable seeds; learn how to use compost for bottom heat and get started early...

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May 16, 2018

Methods of Organic Farming - Simple, Reliable, Sustainable

Methods of Organic Farming; simple, reliable and sustainable and easy on the earth; if your garden could be all these things then why not?

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May 16, 2018

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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May 15, 2018

Grass Clippings for Garden Mulch

If you have a lawn that needs mowing, use the clippings sparingly as a mulch on your vegetables. Too thick and it makes a stinking, hot mess as it rots

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May 15, 2018

Best Organic Mulch

One of the most successful methods of gardening organically is the deep mulch method, made famous by Ruth Stout. She advocates the use of straw mulch,

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May 15, 2018

Garden Mulch - best materials for mulching - tips and tricks

Grow your best garden ever by using Garden Mulch - the benefits, some tips and tricks...

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May 15, 2018

Soil Fertility - what to add for the most nutritious soils

Soil Fertility depends on many factors; first of all your soil type; is it sandy? Clay? Light? Heavy? and what do those all mean?

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May 14, 2018

Earth Friendly Weed Control

Sure. It's easy enough to spray weeds with deadly chemicals like glyphosate. This kills them after being absorbed into the leaves and ending up in the

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May 14, 2018

Glacial Rock Dust - micronutrient boost - soil, compost & microherd

Glacial Rock Dust adds tiny amounts of micronutrients to your soil or compost; it's all for the microherd, those millions of bacteria, algae and microorganisms...

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May 13, 2018

Gardening for Wellness

Gardening for Wellness...

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May 12, 2018

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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May 11, 2018

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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May 10, 2018

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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May 09, 2018

Cover Crops - keep that soil warm and cozy

Planting Cover Crops on garden beds and around plantings keeps adding valuable organic matter to your soil; this crucial step of soil building is a continuous process...

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May 08, 2018

Buy This Site - a website about organic gardening

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

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May 07, 2018

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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May 05, 2018

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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May 04, 2018

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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May 03, 2018

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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May 02, 2018

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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May 01, 2018

Intercropping - the art of growing multiple crops simultaneously

Intercropping; the art of growing multiple crops simultaneously in your organic garden for support, shelter and shade for each other...

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