Tips on Cutting Sunflowers for Bouquets

Sunflower is a strong and vibrant plant that is recognized globally for its beauty, aesthetic uses and as an important source of food. Sunflower produces healthy and highly valued vegetable oil while sunflower seeds can be enjoyed as tasty, nutritious and healthy snacks or ingredients to spice up different foods. Aesthetically, sunflowers are used as…

How To Store and Preserve Garlic

Garlic is small but has a myriad of uses that range from culinary to medicinal. Therefore, it is an all-time favorite crop among organic gardeners. But, while you may smile at your bountiful garlic harvest, poor storage and preservation may render your organic gardening efforts useless. Just like all crops, garlic should be harvested, stored…

How to grow onions

Onions are used all over the world and are one of the easiest crops to grow organically. They are available in different varieties. In organic gardening, the secret to cultivating onions successfully lies with selecting the most suitable kind for your soil and climate. All types of onions do best in fertile, well-drained and slightly…

Organic Vegetables Harvest Tips (part 2)

Growing organic vegetables can be very rewarding and satisfying. Organic vegetables are grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. The gardener can use the type of vegetables they want to grow and also has complete control over the environment in which they are grown. The size of the garden can be custom made to…

Frost and Planting Dates by Zone

Determining your plant hardiness zone can boost your gardening success significantly. This is because, you focus on growing vegetables, fruits and herbs that are native and friendly to your growing zone. Also, you enjoy a healthy and pest free garden year after year. Understanding your planting hardiness zone The hardiness map divides the United States…

ORGANIC GARDENING HARVEST TIPS PART 1

From the onset of your organic gardening journey, you look forward to bountiful harvests. But, rarely do gardeners think or even plan for harvest season. Most gardeners believe that harvest time is when the crops get to their desired size or when a certain season approaches. However, this is not always the case. You need…

HEIRLOOM, HYBRID, AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS

Organic gardening always proves hard for first-time gardeners. This is because of the many terminologies they have to master and differentiate. Among the many terminologies are the different seed types. Heirloom seeds As the name suggests with the term heir, heirloom seeds are seed varieties that are saved and passed down through a number of…

6 Steps To A Healthy Organic Lawn

For organic gardening enthusiasts, everything from your garden to your lawn must be maintained organically. However, most people disregard their lawns and may not understand the need to maintain organic lawns. But, the chemicals you use to maintain your lawn may directly or indirectly transfer to your organically maintained garden. So, at the end of the…

Growing Organic Fruit Trees (part 2)

The best time to cultivate your fruit trees is determined by your zone classification. The ideal time to cultivate in zones 3 to 7 is beginning of spring when the soil is thawed and February for zone 8 to 10 regions. Before planting, identify a sunny location that has well-drained and fertile soil. After identifying…

Organic Fruit Trees

With proper care and attention, growing anything including fruit trees organically is possible. The beauty of fruit trees is that they can thrive under most climatic conditions. But, you must be ready to commit and care for the trees until they establish a strong growth base. It is recommended to start your fruit trees with…

14 NATURAL WAYS OF CONTROLLING GARDEN PESTS

Carefully executed organic gardening practices ward off opportunistic pest infestations in your kitchen or vegetable garden. However, you cannot eliminate possibilities of garden pest infestations. There a few pests that will strike due to climatic changes and seasonal invasions. How do you deal with such pest infestations naturally? Here is a guide; Start with the…

10 Beneficial Insects That Actually Keep Nasty Pests Out Of Your Garden

Organic gardening is all about managing your garden naturally. Pests are a major challenge to any gardener whether organic or conventional; they are the reason pesticide manufacturers make billions in profits annually. Though there are organic pesticides that you can use to ward off pests, you can save money by attracting their natural rivals; insects….