Archive : organic fertilizer

Nov 14 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 2 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 12

day-12

Today I am grateful for the fact that my garden has taught me to be environmentally aware. I never used to worry much about the planet or what I was potentially doing to it until I started gardening. The garden has taught me to care about what I put out into the world and what I take from it. I’ve stopped using any chemical pesticides preferring to let nature take its course [...]

Mar 15 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Fertiliser, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Products, | 8 comments

What is Organic Gardening?

Compost

Through my research I found out that for hundreds of years we have grown plants without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. Today there is a growing concern for the environment and how important it is to us and the dangers of the pollution to air, water and animal life and food crops and its degradation, by the world-wide use of chemical products. We have not paid attention to the harm [...]

Mar 14 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Fertiliser, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 2 comments

Fertilizers or Compost?

Swiss chard

A mistake which people often make is to assume that if they use artificial fertilizers, they do not need to use compost or any other organic matter. IF you have to use artificial fertilizers they must always be used in conjuction with compost otherwise the soil will deteriorate in its organic content with a resulting poor structure.  Bulky manures and organic products will steadily improve the quality of the soil so that [...]