Gardening

The importance of site selection in organic gardening

I feel like I’m sort of stating the obvious here, but sometimes the obvious needs to be said. You know those plant tags that come stuck in the soil of potted plants? They’re there for a reason. They tell you really neat things like how often your plant wishes to be fertilized, whether it likes sunny locations or prefers shade,…

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What is organic gardening?

The Industrial Revolution brought many changes to American life, drawing more and more people off the farm and into cities. The internal combustion engine allowed tractors to take over the work of horses (and many field hands). The development of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides did away with the need for expensive and time consuming land management practices and increased…

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Getting started with organic gardening

Tomorrow, I’ll be starting a series on beginning organic gardening and would love your thoughts and experiences! Some of the issues I am looking at covering are: What is organic gardening? Plant selection Site selection Soil amendments Beginning composting Weed control Pest control Disease control In the mean time, I’d love to know about your experiences with organic gardening. Have…

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