Archive | May, 2012

Forest Gardening: The Most Ancient Gardening of All?

According to Wikpedia, “forest gardening is a low-maintenance organic plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. Making use of companion planting, these can be intermixed to grow in a succession of layers, to replicate [...]

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Vertical Gardening Another Way

About a week ago, I posted a video showing one way to do vertical gardening. Well, there are a variety of ways to create vertical gardens — and more and more gardeners with space limitations who can use them –  so today I’ve got another way of vertical gardening. This “garden” isn’t (to me) as [...]

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Garden Disease Control the Organic Way

Most plants get diseases, so what can an organic gardener do about garden disease control? It probably happens after you’ve planted your garden and babied it along for a bit. The weather starts warming up and . . . You begin to notice signs of disease in your garden. You know that it doesn’t take [...]

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Garden News: Monty Don Just Says “No”

Monty Don is a television gardener for the BBC in the United Kingdom. He is also the UK’s most well-known organic gardener. It sounds pretty innocuous, but recently when Mr. Don recommended hand-picking lily beetles (Lilioceris lilii) off of plants, and pesticide manufacturers got their hackles up because he neglected to mention non-organic methods for [...]

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Natural Gardening and Wildlife: A Few Questions for the Chelsea Flower Show

As you probably know, the Chelsea Flower Show is a very big deal.  Not just in the United Kingdom, but worldwide. It has tens of thousands of visitors, who must purchase their tickets in advance if they hope to get in. It is covered extensively on television. And it is a key venue for garden [...]

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Organic Gardening Tips for Growing Flowers

It seems like when most people think of — or even talk about — organic gardening, they’re talking about fruits and vegetables. But today I came across some great organic gardening tips for gardeners who grow flowers. This article is very thorough and is really helpful if you’re just becoming an organic flower gardener. If [...]

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How to Plant a Vertical Garden Wall

If you live in the city or any place without a lot of ground area and you like to garden, a vertical wall garden might be the solution. Vertical wall gardens seem to be increasing in popularity, and it’s really no wonder.  Things are just getting more crowded; in many areas, space is at a [...]

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A Young Garden Organizer Lobbies for an Organic Community Garden

Stuart Weymouth, a student at College of the Atlantic in Maine, has turned garden organizer. For his senior project, he has proposed the development of a community garden in his hometown. One aspect of his plan is that the garden be organic. Stuart Weymouth’s hometown of  Barrington does have a community garden now, but the [...]

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One of Many Organic Gardening Tips: The Importance of Syringing Your Plants

Here at Today’s Organic Gardening, we want to bring you as many organic gardening tips as we can. Today’s tip is the first; the first of what we hope will be a long list. Today’s tip regards watering. We all think  we know the importance of watering plants, right? But there’s a reason beyond the [...]

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Organic Gardeners Can Win Tickets to the Mother Earth News Fair!

Okay, anyone can win them, but if you are an organic gardener (or even just an aging hippy), you would probably love to. And the Mother Earth News Fair isn”t just about organic gardening.. You can learn about homesteading, small-scale livestock farming, green building, and tons more. There’ll be vendors, demonstrations, and workshops. Take a [...]

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