As a component of organic agriculture, organic vegetable gardening promotes and enhances natural diversity and biological cycles on the farm. Rather than relying on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, organic gardening is based on making the garden self-sufficient and sustainable
Does the fertilizer label at your garden center mention plant or animal based ingredients, like manure or seaweed? It’s probably organic. Does it sound more like a chemistry class? Then it's probably a synthetic or inorganic fertilizer.
Follow the photo-link to find information to help you decipher differences between organic and inorganic.
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) Straw Bale Gardening through the Summer Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog) section this Spring. The spark started to smolder when my friends working on the Cargill Giving Garden attended a seminar on SBG.
Learn how to plant a wide variety of vegetables, root crops, vine crops, fruit crops, and even beautiful flower gardens, directly into your “conditioned” straw bales. You will never do the “heavy lifting” or bending over that is ...
Straw bale gardening, ways to rid garden of slugs fox6now.com Straw bale gardening, ways to rid garden of slugs. Posted on: 9:32 am, August 19, 2013, by Trisha Bee. Ugh – those slugs! There are plenty of them this year.
Out in the Yard with Master Gardeners: Straw Bale Gardening Naperville Sun Mary Jo Oakes of Bartlett believes that her love of gardening began as a young girl when she would visit her Grandmother's large vegetable garden in Wauconda.
Pat Munts: Old book reveals gardening tricks time forgot The Spokesman Review I collect garden books from the 1930s-1950s to learn about old techniques and tricks as the era of labor intensive but more organic gardening methods was replaced by...
"Straw Bale Gardening is simply a different type of container gardening. The main difference is that the container is the straw bale itself and is held together with two or three strings." "Once the straw inside the bale begins to...
Gardeners are always looking for ways to make their gardens more productive. The latest trend is growing vegetables in straw bales, a method that resembles container gardening, except that the bales are both the container and the planting medium.
Here's a very simple technique for gardening in tight spots and in places with no/terrible soil (from the arctic circle to the desert to an asphalt jungle). It's also a great way to garden if you have limited mobility (in a wheel chair).
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