Organic Gardening

Do not let a limited garden space hamper your dreams of abundant harvest. Having a small area to work with does not mean you cannot harvest more crops. In reality it is doable! You just need to work a little bit more to make this dream turn into a reality. Here’s how to do it.

7 Secret Tricks to Get the Most Produce Out Of Your Vegetable Garden

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1. Build Up Your Soil

If you want to extract more yields from your vegetable garden, the first thing you need to do is to build up your garden soil. The best thing to accomplish this task is to add organic matter to your soil. Aged animal manure and organic compost will do the trick. After you have finished adding organic matters into your soil, the next thing to do is to make raised beds. Raised beds can yield you up to four times more than just planting and growing crops in rows. Using raised beds will maximize the space in your garden resulting in much greater yield.


 
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Heirloom tomatoes are tomato varieties that have been passed from one generation to the next. It is 100% organic and it is more tasteful and flavorful than the regularly produced tomatoes in the gardens. Some of these heirloom tomato varieties are so rare that they are considered as a prized possession by some gardeners around the world.

Here are 10 of the Best Heirloom Tomatoes to Have in Your Garden

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1. Tomato ‘Beam’s Yellow Pear’

The “Beam’s Yellow Pear” is a tomato variety that dates back as early as the 1800’s. This small-fruit tomato with its long pear shape and golden yellow fruits has a sweet flavor and it perfect for snack. Plant this tomato variety and it will be ready for harvest in two and a half months.

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is only true if the apple that you are eating is 100 percent healthy and free of chemicals. So, how can we make sure that the apple that we are consuming is safe from chemicals? Well, a 100 percent organically grown apple, free of chemically based pesticides and insecticides is your answer.

Here are 6 Tricks in Growing Apples without Pesticide

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1. Select an apple variety

A disease resistant apple is just one- half of the answer in selecting a good apple variety.  The other half is the flavor. In selecting apples, look for apple seeds that were grown and preserved naturally. Heirloom apple seeds are the best to use if you want to grow a disease resistant and flavorful apple tree in your yard.

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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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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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Did you know that in other parts of the globe, garlic is considered to have special magical powers? In the Philippines for example, some of the natives and old folks in other parts of the country believes that garlic can drive away evil spirits as well as other evil otherworldly entities. So, garlic is not only grown for food but also for their protection. But in the culinary world, garlic is a very important ingredient in making different and signature dishes tastier. It also has great health benefits and it can last for a long time when it is stored and preserved properly.

Garlic is one of the easiest vegetables to grow that can produce great yield when it is harvested. It is also inexpensive and can be grown outdoors and even indoors. A single clove of garlic when planted and harvested can give you enough garlic for you to use in your kitchen and also some to share with your friends. So, if you want to grow your own garlic, just follow these 5 simple tips.

Here are 5 Tips for Growing Garlic from a Single Clove

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1. Preparing the garlic for planting

In your garden, choose a spot where to plant your garlic. Always remember that garlic needs a lot of sunshine as it grows, so plant your garlic where it can receive 8-10 hours of sun every day. A sandy loam soil with good drainage is best suited in growing garlic. Always use organically grown garlic and look for garlic with large cloves. Garlic with large cloves is best used if you want to grow your own garlic.

The best time to plant garlic is during mid-autumn or early spring.

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