Organic Gardening Blogs

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Marketing/Hype – Will The Product Advertised Give You Healthy Nutrient Dense Produce You Desire?

The onslaught of advertising for gardening products is on!

Have you already seen several things that you think would enhance your garden’s ability to produce more? Or help your newly started seedlings grow better? Or be just the kind of watering system you need?

Do These Advertisements Sound Like Something You Need?

“Our unique fertilizer is blended to include all the micro-nutrients that (whatever […]

Make Gardening More Fun/ Save Time & Money with Fundamentals (seed, nitrogen, onions, forced growth, peppers, hybrids)

Many products and even growing methods are deemed necessary ONLY as a result of exchanging nature’s simple, but efficient, way for something complicated. […]

What You Add This Fall is the Secret to Fertilizing Your Soil for Next Spring

Are you a gardener who’s still adding a little bit of this or a little bit of that “purchased” organic fertilizer to make your soil “better” and/or feed your plants?

Are you of the mind set that buying bagged soil mixed with compost is a great way to grow vegetables?

If you are, you’re probably in good company. I think I’d be safe to […]

“Inputs” – What You Really Need vs. What’s Often Promoted

Its energy restored after a wintry rest, the earth is responding to the change of seasons and signs of spring are everywhere.  In a few days the birds will start to announce the change and begin the ancient pattern of renewing life.

All beings feel the change; humans included.  But most of all I think it’s felt more by those who have within them […]

Organic Gardening – Adding Commercial Fertilizers – Nutrient Dense Food

The use of organic fertilizer products (and/or insecticides) is not really what organic gardening is about.

True organic gardening strives to create a fertile soil by a natural cycling of organic material. When the living organisms in the soil are supported and nourished by decayed organic material and cover crops, they produce healthy crops which in turn create health in humans and animals that […]

Blood Meal – Bone Meal – Reasons I Don’t Use Them.

In my first decade of gardening, I thought I needed every soil amendment I heard about. You name it. I needed it. Blood meal and bone meal were on the list.

Finally after about a decade, I came to my senses and realized that I didn’t need all that stuff.  All I needed to do was add organic materials that decayed and became organic […]