Posts Tagged "organic gardening"

Clean Your Pond And Control Algae Naturally

Guest writer: Roland Stockwell If you want to clean pond algae and develop algae control naturally you need to investigate the various options that you have. Not all products will clean pond algae or other green organic material with the same gentle and natural manner. Some offer harsh chemicals which kill the algae but also harm the ecosystem of the pond. In order to develop algae control naturally and create a clean pond you want a product...

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Controlling Powdery Mildew Organically

Powdery mildew is a problem that plagues many gardens. With a little planning and a careful eye on the garden you can stop this problem or end it quickly if it occurs. The fungus “powdery mildew” loves warm, humid conditions. University research has shown that both sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and potassium bicarbonate are quite effective as sprays against mildew and many other plant diseases. I read about using baking Soda for mildew...

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How to Treat Plant Diseases Organically

During the dog days of summer plant disease tend to thrive. With a little care and watching your plants you should be able to cure any disease that could damage or kill vegetables, fruits or landscape plants. Any plant can fall victim to some type of plant disease. But before you resort to drastic measures or harsh chemicals, try a few forms of organic treatments. Organic gardening and landscape methods are easier and safer for the environment...

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Herbs for Natural Insect Control

Living close to a creek and seeing the results of insecticides and pollutants from the road and erosion has only strengthened my appreciation for natural remedies for pest control in the gardens and backyard. Our wet summer has also caused a serious mosquito problem, so I have been mixing up my own ointments to ward off these insects. Herbs such as basil, catnip, lemon balm, rosemary and rose geraniums are a few of the plants that have...

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Growing Herbs Organically For The First Time

by Guest writer: Susan Honeywell It can seem daunting to begin with an organic vegetable or herbal garden for the first time, but there are few better ways to be good to the planet while also being good to yourself and enjoying yourself. As you may know organic herbs and vegetables are a better alternative than industrially grown ones, but they can be quite expensive. By setting up your own organic garden you will be able to have a fresh supply...

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