Weed Management

Make Use Of Your Limited Space With Organic Container Gardening

If you live in an apartment in the city or in the suburbs, then you most likely don't have a lot of land to grow vegetables in.  If your are lucky, you may have  a tiny plot surrounding your home or apartment that you can use.  Even then, the land may be extremely rocky, pure [...]

 

A Blessing to the Soil: Companion Plants for Beans

According to an Iroquois legend, beans are among the plants that were given as a gift by the Great Spirit to humankind.  These plants are watched over by three spirits, also known as "The Three Sisters".   Beans must indeed be gifts, not only to humans but to other plants as well, because these plants [...]

 

Help Your Garden Grow Using Living Organic Mulches

With everyone wanting to live a greener life people are leaning more toward using organic gardening ideas such as organic mulches. If you are looking for a way to help your garden grow without weeds and without harmful chemicals, you may want to try to use a living mulch.   That is,  a cover crop [...]

 

Organic and Living Mulches

Organic mulch is a layer of loose organic matter such as straw, grass clippings, leaves and other similar materials used for covering the soil surrounding the plants or which is positioned between rows of plants to protect the soil. The mulch helps in maintaining favorable condition of the soil. Because it is derived from plant [...]

 

Controlling Weeds the organic way

Weeds are plants which tend to grow where you do not want them to grow. These are the plants that the gardener considers undesirable, but they still continue growing in the garden anyway and compete with your crops for nutrients and moisture. Controlling weeds can be really tricky, especially if you do not remove them [...]

 

Organic Gardening with Raised Beds

There are many ways to go organic in your garden, but one way that allows you to do it with a little less upkeep, and a little more control is using a raised bed garden.  A raised bed garden is built above or on top of the ground.  It can be any shape or size [...]