organic gardening

Companion Planting

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Companion planting is great for attracting beneficial insects that feed on pests in the garden, to balance nature out. Flowers are also a great addition for the same reason, as well as bringing bees to help propagate your vegetables. When planted near or next to each other certain fruit and vegetables love each other and […]

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The Garden of St Erth

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The Garden of St Erth is such a beautiful, beautiful place. Their organic vegetable garden, heirloom fruit trees, and gorgeous plush surroundings is awe inspiring. They also have a nursery and being part of the Diggers Club have an extraordinary array of all sorts of exotic and native varieties of plants and seeds. Many plants […]

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Defence! Defence! Protect your Garden from Slugs and Snails – Organically

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So to keep your precious little organic garden vegetables growing and becoming your food, you’re probably going to have to fight off some slugs and snails. Best slug control tips: Sprinkling some wood ash from your fireplace around the plants. Putting out trays of beer that the slugs crawl into and drink themselves drunk (and […]

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Soil Management

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Manure is the essential ingredient in the fertility of your vegetable garden. It must be well rotted and never fresh as it will burn your plants. I use chicken and cow manure as part of my soil management. Compost is also an essential part of your vegetable crop. Have a little bucket with a lid […]

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