Earth Mum » Compost http://earthmum.org Sustainable Living Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:26:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fertilization & Mulching in Your Organic Garden http://earthmum.org/fertilization-mulching-in-your-organic-garden/ http://earthmum.org/fertilization-mulching-in-your-organic-garden/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:33:57 +0000 http://earthmum.org/?p=2636 When feeding your soil through mulching, you will find leaf mulch is one of the easier sources you can use. You will find more water is required when you are using not natural mulches. For effective gardening of vegetables in your organic garden, it is always associated with mulching. The use of organic mulches is […]

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When feeding your soil through mulching, you will find leaf mulch is one of the easier sources you can use. You will find more water is required when you are using not natural mulches.

For effective gardening of vegetables in your organic garden, it is always associated with mulching. The use of organic mulches is your best choice. You will find it is readily available in your own yard and garden.

For the instance, germs have the tendency to consume the much-needed nitrogen, so sometimes; you may be needed to inject added dosages of nitrogen. You can use some of these great additives to you make use of composing may include - grass trimmings, garden compost, leaves, straw, most farm decomposing items and especially from inside your home instead of throwing Lettuce, egg shells, bread etc. These organic materials are great for mulching.

If you have properly established composts in your yard, much less watering will be needed since it will additionally aid the plants retain water. The plants will also experience far better growth degrees and even moisture retention.

Even if you put plant foods or inorganic mulches in your soil, the organic matter is still the most effective source of fertilization for your plant, as well as it adheres carefully to the natural growth process of plants. If at all feasible, stay clear of presenting excessive chemical products in your soil so that the plants will remain organic. Testing your soil is an excellent way to ensure effective fertilization is very important and you could not manage to acquire fertilizer by the mass, simply to recognize that it is not the right fertilizer fit for your soil. The very best way to make sure that you have the ability to score the best fertilizer is by ways of doing a real examination on a sample of soil extracted from your yard.

When you apply fertilizer, it is usually suggested to keep it.

Having allocated an excellent quality fertilizer is likewise a good must-have for a garden enthusiast, specifically a beginner. There are also some plants foods exclusively tailored at the beginning of the growing process and also need not be kept all throughout your gardening activities. In any sort of rate, make certain that you are obtaining your cash's worth and have actually thoroughly proven yourself that the offered fertilizer you are placing on your yard has actually been tried and examined on your soil type.

Apart from supplying fertilization, it likewise secures your soil. Whether your yard is subjected under massive rainfalls or at the danger of weed problem, the mulches provide enough defenses and reinforcing required to supplement the organic development procedures of your organic yard vegetables. Besides this, it also manages the temperature level of the soil; it could also provide visual appeal to the garden considering that it will help boost the ground appearance as well as overall look.

organic raised garden bed

organic raised garden bed

Mulching serves many purposes for the garden; it holds moisture and keeps the garden from drying out quickly. It also breaks down and enriches the soil and protects against erosion by protecting the soil. Leaf mulch is the most popular and is readily available. A weed eater in a large bucket or trash can filled with leaves will make some wonderful leaf mulch.

Happy Mulching,

Earthmum

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Organic Vegetable Gardening Tips http://earthmum.org/organic-vegetable-gardening-tips/ http://earthmum.org/organic-vegetable-gardening-tips/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 01:44:32 +0000 http://earthmum.org/?p=2305 Organic farming is the trend these days due to the fact that it environmentally friendly. If you start with organic gardening you should be aware of the types of fertilizers and the seeds to use. These supplies include Dirt, Mulch, and Organic Seeds.  Dirt is perhaps one of the most important. You can grow your […]

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Organic farming is the trend these days due to the fact that it environmentally friendly.

If you start with organic gardening you should be aware of the types of fertilizers and the seeds to use. These supplies include Dirt, Mulch, and Organic Seeds.  Dirt is perhaps one of the most important. You can grow your vegetables in the ground or in pots.

Buy Organic seeds but pay attention to the plants needs or requirements and make sure they are Organic and not GMO. Corn is the worst it is very often genetically modified.

organic tomatoes

Organic Tomatoes

Some people do not buy compost but make it themselves, which is great for your organic garden.

For that, you can make use of dead leaves, vegetable scraps and also certain types of manure.  Do not use weeds. If your compost does not heat up enough the weeds seeds will survive and be introduced to your garden. Composting is eco-friendly and  cuts down the quantity of garbage dumps. Kitchen scraps can be composted in your yard with minimal effort. Check out the easy composting on YouTube.

Bugs can be a problem but don’t  go overboard buying chemical that get back in to our water and wipe out entire ecosystems of  insects, birds, ladybugs, praying mantises and the toads.  These critters have wonderful purpose and using chemical can be devastating to this population.

You may also use a spray bottle with water and a little dishwashing soap to rid the plants of bugs. Diatomaceous earth can be sprinkled around the vegetable beds to ward of snails and slugs. It is also feasible to spray the area with horticultural vinegar that stops weeds from germinating and also releases nitrogen into the dirt. There are many options for handling these little critters without using toxic chemicals.

Bug In organic Garden

Bug In Organic Garden

The organic fight against pest vs using toxic chemicals in your Organic Garden.

One more non-toxic chemical you could utilize to fight weeds is fish or seaweed based fluid based fertilizers. These likewise release nitrogen, phosphate and potash that benefit your crops.

For individuals who don't have a yard, you could still do natural farming by purchasing pots. The watering requirement for potted plants will increase. They tend to lose moisture more rapidly than plants in the ground. It is important to keep an eye on the plants.

organic strawberries

Organic Strawberries

Having all the organic gardening supplies prepared will make it very easy for you to grow your organic garden.  The more you practice gardening, the easier it gets.  Your gardening knowledge increases over the years.

It is always fun to try a new variety and see what grows best in your area. There is nothing more satisfying then to have a cornucopia of vegetables in your own backyard.  Organic vegetables are expensive at the store you can grow you own with a little effort and planning.  Best of all you know what the plants have been exposed to. The vegetables you grow can be totally chemical free. Go ahead and experience the difference.

Thanks for reading,

Earth Mum

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Composting For My Organic Garden http://earthmum.org/composting-organic-garden/ http://earthmum.org/composting-organic-garden/#comments Sat, 30 May 2015 22:03:26 +0000 http://earthmum.org/?p=463   My family and I in North Carolina have been composting and recycling our wasted food for 20 years.   Mostly kitchen scraps, excluding meat and animal fat. It’s easy, you just toss your eggshells, fruit peels, veggie ends, tea bags, coffee grounds, into a bowl. I keep mine by the sink. Once it is full […]

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My family and I in North Carolina have been composting and recycling our wasted food for 20 years.

 

Mostly kitchen scraps, excluding meat and animal fat. It’s easy, you just toss your eggshells, fruit peels, veggie ends, tea bags, coffee grounds, into a bowl. I keep mine by the sink. Once it is full I take it outside to my composter. Mine was provided by the county, the agricultural extension office has composting classes and offers composters.

My composting bin

My composter

Composting my wasted food all my life is good for my organic garden.

 

I raised a family, so we have always had lots of kitchen waste. It made me feel good that I was keeping this from going into a landfill. I also do not have garbage pickup and composting reduced the amount of waste I had to take to the dump. The composting in this way, requires minimal attention and enriches the soil. I move it once a year to a different and it helps improve the health of my yard. Another type of composting I use is yard waste, piles of leaves, sticks, and grass. It creates habitats for wildlife. I often do this in the winter so that insects and animals have a shelter from the cold. The piles breakdown and you can add to them or build new ones in different spots. I compost in a very low maintenance way. It doesn’t have to be
complicated. There are different ways to compost both kitchen and yard waste. Mike McGrath has some interesting ideas about it!

Start composting your food waste today and use it for your organic garden soil in the future.

 

Love,

Earthmum

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