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12 Essential Organic Gardening Tips

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Organic gardening is the best way to ensure your family gets the very freshest, most nutritious meals while protecting our earth and pollinators.

Everything interconnects out there in the organic gardening world. Soil, water, climate, seed quality, beneficial insects, pests, bacteria and funguses all play a part in the success of a garden.

So how do we grow our own organic vegetables successfully when bugs eat our crops and weeds sprout everywhere?

Growing in harmony with nature means learning good garden management… and accepting some weeds and making your own insecticidal soap for pests.

You will have crop damage and losses occasionally. It is all part of the process when you live organically.

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Organic Gardening:

The Rewards for organic gardening are good health, happy hearts and lovely food on the table. Your family and land will be nourished and the pollinators will thrive.

We can all be part of the solution. Home gardens are responsible for much of the overload of chemicals in our rain runoff, streams and city neighborhoods.

Reduce or eliminate the chemicals you use in your yard and garden. And grow herbs, ornamental bushes and flowers organically.

tomato and peppers from our 2017 garden
Organically grown tomatoes and peppers from our garden. The flavor is unbeatable!

You will enjoy them and so will the pollinators.  Not sure how to get started? Look at our 5 tips on growing a pollinator garden and 5 bushes that attract and support birds in your yard.

Each growing year is unique in some way. That’s what keeps this way of life so interesting. 

Our Vegetable Garden and Greenhouse:

Dave is our primary gardener. I’m his garden gopher and kitchen chief. 🙂 We also have a garden greenhouse where he grows mostly tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. With nasturtiums and other flowers to attract pollinators and deter bugs.

Greenhouse in June 2014
Greenhouse in June 2014

In my opinion Kids should definitely have a garden. There is really no better way to teach children about the food chain, life cycles, respect for the good earth and all the things it needs to grow good food.

purple potato harvest 2017
Dave is showing our Grandkids how to harvest purple potatoes from his DIY potato Barrels.

One of the other challenges of organic gardening is learning to cook and put by what you grow. We have a whole section of the blog devoted to recipes made with garden produce and preserving the harvest.

Fall Gardening Tips-Harvest
Rainbow carrots, purple potatoes and beans along with our old favorites white onions, zucchini and fingerling potatoes.

Organic Living

Make your whole yard organic for a Better Quality life for your Family and Pets.

Children will be healthier rolling around on grass or digging in the dirt without harsh chemicals. Be mindful of all the ways you can protect your family from pesticides and herbicides.

Pets are often impossible to keep off the grass and out of the flower garden. Jenny from Shield My Pet discusses the importance of protecting our pets from harmful chemicals in our yards.

Learn more about the environmental benefits of managing your whole yard organically in this article by US Green Technology. In summary, keeping your yard organic is a worthy effort.

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Everything interconnects out there in the organic gardening world. Soil, water, climate, seed quality, beneficial insects, pests, bacteria and funguses all play a part in the success of a garden.

Organic Gardening Posts:

These 12 posts below on Organic vegetable Gardening are full of tips on organic gardening. They will get you started on the organic garden life.

For even more organic gardening information check out our Complete garden and greenhouse section. Happy Gardening.

The Simple tried and true methods and garden projects in these posts will help you out.

12 Organic Vegetable Garden Tips

Learn how to grow a successful organic garden. The posts below all focus on efficient organic gardening methods, helpful garden projects and garden tips to manage your garden well.

Each of these posts will help you make your vegetable garden a beautiful place bursting with healthy crops.

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Organic gardening is the best way to ensure your family gets the very freshest, most nutritious meals while protecting our earth and pollinators.
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Organic gardening is the best way to ensure your family gets the very freshest, most nutritious meals while protecting our earth and pollinators.

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