Resources for Organic Gardening

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Organic Gardening Techniques
The success or failure of the organic approach depends on how gardeners use and prepare organic matter, according to this site. Organic matter improves soil tilth and prevents soil compaction and crusting, while it increases the water holding ability of the soil and provides a more favorable soil environment for earthworms and beneficial microorganisms. Organic matter also slows erosion, and in later stages of decay, organic matter releases nitrogen and other nutrients to growing crops. Carbon dioxide from decaying organic matter brings minerals of the soil into solution, making them available to growing plants. Many soils of the world have been ruined, mainly because they have been depleted of organic matter from prolonged cultivation without proper soil management, the site says.

Dig into Organic Gardening
This informative site provides a good overview of organic gardening. Visitors will also find informative articles which cover a variety of organic gardening topics, including design, soil, composting and planting techniques. Seeds and seedlings, planting techniques and organic fertilizers are also covered here. Get tips for non-chemical pesticides, seasonal care for your garden and gathering your harvest here as well. For private chef Aspen Co., see Flourish.

Go Solar Powered With Your Garden Fountain
Since all things green are currently in vogue, why not consider a solar powered water fountain for your garden? Many people are taking the step of including an outdoor fountain in their back yards and patios, and choosing one that is powered by the sun makes a lot of sense. Whether your taste runs to a freestanding garden fountain or one that is part of a larger display, you can get the effect you are looking for. Get tips for choosing the right size pump for your needs, along with suggestions on the best place to position your solar panels.

Organic Directory
Organic Trade Association (OTA) presents The Organic Pages Online to provide users with a quick, easy way to find certified organic products, producers, ingredients, supplies and services offered by OTA members, as well as items of interest to the entire organic community. Includes links to farm supplies such as beneficial organisms, agricultural testing, growing mixes, kelp products, pest control products, fungicides, animal feed, biological pesticides, fertilizer, irrigation supplies, greenhouse supplies and more. Large directory to companies that sell aglae, essential oils, natural and herbal products and more. Information about biodynamic farming and gardening, farm supplies and more.

Organic Gardening Guide
Organic gardening differs from "conventional" gardening mainly in the areas of fertilization and pest control. The organic gardener prefers to use natural and organic materials and methods, and avoids using practices and synthetic chemicals that may be detrimental to his health or environment. Includes information about using compost piles and organic matter, animal manures, and more. Explains how much manure to use and from which animals to use it, as well as using shrub clippings, glass, pine straw, garbage, fish scraps and more into an organic compost pile. Natural and organic fertilizer section includes information about phosphorus, colloidal phosphate, potassium, potash, micronutrients, lime, and more to help grow your garden. Section about irrigation, mulching, week control, insect and disease control, organic gardening supplies, selling organic vegetables and more. Links to more information available and organic gardening supplies.

Organic Gardening Forum
Organic gardening forum, which includes discussions on permaculture, soil and composting, vermicomposting, grubs, boric acid, organic soil fungicides, Bermuda grass, scarlet runner beans, nematodes, flamethrowers, seeding, cold composting, hot composting, sheet composting, pit and trench composting, composting with coffee grounds, compost tea, compost tea brewing, interbay mulch, compost wood and more.

Eight Common Garden Projects
Designed gardens make your home an oasis is the tagline for this site. This website explains that here, you will find information about eight of the most common garden projects and topics, including organic gardening. All you have to do is click on a topic that interests you. According to this site, the eight most common things are: attracting birds and butterflies, container gardening, controlling garden pests, kids gardening, organic gardening, ponds and fountains, winter gardening, bird houses and feeders, and topiary. Choose a topic and start learning.

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