Disease Control

Keeping the garden healthy and beautiful without contributing in the destruction of the environment is the main objective of every organic gardener around the world. And one way to achieve this is by using gardening remedies which are organic in nature.

Here Are Ten Organic Remedies That You Can Try For Your Garden

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source: gardenmyths

1. Slug Beer Trap 

Slugs love beer so much that for them it’s a drink to die for, LITERALLY! To set up a slug beer trap, all you need is a container for the beer that you will use. An old ball, cups, and bowls will do. Bury your chosen container just until it is the same level with the soil. Next fill your container with beer and leave it in your garden. When the slugs come for the beer, they will get stuck into the container and the slugs will drown in the process.

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Tomatoes are the kings and queens of the gardening world. It is easy to grow and it has a great yield when it is harvested. It is also the top choice of gardeners when vegetable planting is concerned. Tomatoes can be planted in large gardens and it can also be grown at home right besides your window. But even with these great advantages of planting and growing tomatoes, there are also disadvantages. While it is true that tomatoes are easy to grow, they are also prone to diseases and ailments.

Here are 4 Common Tomato Ailments that Every Gardener Must Know

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source: missouribotanicalgarden

1. Early Blight

Also known as alternaria leaf spot or target spot, early blight is caused by the fungus alternaria solani. When the leaves of your tomato plants, particularly those at the lower parts have brown or black spots that are about half inch in diameter, then, that can be considered as early signs of early blight in your tomatoes. After a while, the leaves of your tomato plants will become yellow and then it will dry up. Tomato fruits can also be affected by early blight. The fruit of your tomato will have large black concave areas on the tomato fruit. You can control early blight problems by using organic fungicides on your tomato plants.

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These are my four favorite benefits of coffee ground in the garden

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source: gardeningknowhow

1. As a Sheet Mulch

A garden rich in organic matter is a gardeners dream, and sheet mulching is the way to achieve this. When materials from the soil are allowed to break down naturally, it is just like making the soil in the garden a big pile of compost. The unwanted materials in the soil will turn into fertilizer overtime. It is also an effective way of removing the weeds in your garden before planting season begins. The good thing about this is that it is inexpensive and not physically demanding job to do.

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 photo : onehundreddollarsamonth

1. Chicken Manure as Fertilizer

High in nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, chicken manure as a fertilizer is one of the best to use in the garden when it is properly composted. But even though it is high in nutrients, never ever use fresh manure directly as a fertilizer because the heat during decomposition will scorch the  roots of the tender plants. It takes about 6 months to a year for a chicken manure to be properly composted and ready for use.

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We are talking about unique tricks here! So go and read on to keep those weeds away:

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Via Buzzfeed

1. Newspapers

Put a thick layer of those old newspapers you have in your home, on top of the soil. Prepare your beds, then your compost, and put your soaker hose down, before putting the newsaper down. Thay way, you can be sure that your plants are watered, while those weed seeds that land on top, don’t. Also, tear a hole in the newspaper where you would place the seeds. In time, it would decompose too, which will add humus to the soil.

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