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Tips and Tricks for New Organic Gardeners

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By : Hank Greene    99 or more times read
Everybody can learn what it takes to be an organic gardener.

If you don't mind doing some work and putting in some effort it won't matter that you've never cared for a plant before-you too can grow a fantastic organic garden!

The most often planted plant for beginning organic gardeners is the tomato plant. Tomatoes are some of the easiest to grow and care for. You can grow them just about anywhere. You can grow them in just about any type of garden. Even container gardens are great places for growing these plants. They will still grow even if you forget about them a lot. Tomatoes are great for beginning gardeners because they can literally eat the fruits of their labors. That cliché about "eating the fruits of your labor" is true when you have tomato plants in your garden.

Mulch is a great tool for your garden: it puts nutrients into the soil and keeps the pests away. Weeds do not grow well in mulch. Mulch is a great way to keep your garden healthy and cut down on your maintenance workload. Mulch is good for lots of reasons.

In addition to keeping the soil moist for your plants the mulch also helps to regulate the temperature of the soil. Mulch also cuts down on the cost of garden maintenance because it is much cheaper than other fertilizing alternatives. Mulch can work just as well without costing you nearly as much.

Bees are great! Even though you might not like having them around, bees are very important for the survival of gardens. They can spread the pollen from your plants around and help your garden thrive. Plants cannot grow fruit or bloom until they've been "fertilized" with pollen. What this means is that you simply need to get used to the idea of dealing with bees. You might even think about taking steps to make your garden more "bee friendly".

A garden's most irritating pests are going to be snails and slugs. Go ahead and work through the squeamishness now. There are a couple of ways you can cut down on the number of these pests in your garden but the truth is that they are really good at hiding in your plants. Get used to the idea of taking them off of your plants.

Some snail and slug remedies involve placing jars of beer around your garden or running copper wire along the length of your garden plot. Some gardeners try special foods and traps that are meant specifically for these creatures but most of these gardeners eventually realize that they will just have to learn to deal with the pests up close and personally.

The best way to fight back against bugs and other pests who eat your plants is to set some ladybugs free in your garden-they'll eat the pests! The ladybugs are great for your garden because they eat the pests that you were thinking about attacking with pesticides. Pest eaters like ladybugs are fantastic for gardens. They are better for the environment. You won't accidentally ingest them. And they keep the pests out of your garden!

Composting is a great way to keep your garden healthy. You can make your own compost without having to buy special things.

Starting a simple compost pile at home is easy. It can be made from all sorts of stuff that you already have in your house: food scraps (plant based of course), tea bags, old egg shells, dead flowers, old flower cuttings, clippings from when you mow the lawn and even bedding from pet cages can be used in a compost pile. Don't toss any leftover meat scraps and the compost pile will flourish! You have created homemade fertilizer and garden food all on your own!

The good news is that if you find the right advice to follow, growing your own organic garden doesn't have to be that complicated. In fact, if you put in enough effort, you could have a thriving organic garden before you know what has happened!
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Henry Greene is an avid organic gardener and wants to help others grow healthy fruits, vegetables and organic gardens for their own families. Discover how you can grow tasty herbs inside your home at

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