Posts Tagged ‘organic gardening’
Ok, guys, today I want to write about saving our money again.
All of us probably have seen self-watering containers in the shops or markets. Some of us probably use them to grow home garden seeds. They are really good for those who have to visit their family or friends during the summer and don’t want to kill their plants and vegetables. But these containers cost a lot. Not everyone can afford to buy them. I am also guessing that some of us wanted to build self-watering container themselves, they saw a lot of tutorials on the Web but 95% of the tutorials ask to buy garden containers anyway, drill them and all that sort of things. I don’t know about you, but am too lazy to do that (I know I shouldn’t say that but at least I will be fair with myself ). But today I’ve found the tutorial for making a self watering container from 2 litres bottle and I think this is the easiest and best way to make it. It takes maximum 10 minutes and costs virtually nothing. You will be able to plant home garden seeds straight away! Have a look on the video-tutorial from Youtube. I hope you’ll find it useful.
P.s. If you are busy and can’t spend a lot of time in your garden, you also may want to buy vegetable and tree Ooze Tube.
A few days ago I’ve come across something called Aquaponic Gardening. In two words, it is a special system that combines aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The fish provide nutrients to the plants and the plants absorb nutrients that can become harmful for the fish if left up to high levels. The pump pumps water from the container with live fish, then the water goes though the container with the plants, the roots of the plants absorb the necessary elements and then clean water goes back to the container with the fish. There are few advantages (one of them – you don’t have to become an organic weed killer as there will be no weeds) and few disadvantages but in overall the idea sounds great.
I was thinking yesterday – how many of us can make such system? 10 percent? May be less. All we want to do is to plant our home garden seeds and get a harvest. And what about expensive tanks, pumps and electricity bills? How many of us can afford that? And then a brilliant idea came to my mind. It is simple but smart (heh-heh, I am being modest today). Read the rest of this entry »
People who want to have an organic garden have to remember one thing: it is impossible if you spray chemical herbicides over your garden bed. There are much better ways to control and get rid of weeds.
1) Use heavy mulching with straw and wood chips or shavings. Even if you put a light mulch of grass clippings around the weedy areas you will see that will do wonders to suppress them. But don’t over mulch or apply to closely to your other plants or places where you planted your home garden seeds. It is really cheap and healthy way to get rid of nasty weeds on your garden beds. The mulch softens the soil so that any weeds that come through are easy to remove.
2) Use Vinegar. It is more expensive way but it also helps. You can spray it every week or so in the bad spots and keep it off the good plants.
3) Turn your topsoil. You can do that, wait a few days so the weed seeds will begin to grow then heavily apply mulch to area and let stand for a few weeks to kill everything off. Obviously this is best done as early in the year as possible.
4) There is also one new method. Recent invention called weed torch. It is fast and easy way to remove unwanted vegetation. This inexpensive method effectively burns the tip vegetation of weeds. By the way, it can also be used to melt ice in the winter. You can watch the movie below about types of weed torches and by them on Amazon. They are cheap and easy to use but, again, be careful and do not use it close to the place where you planted home garden seeds.
Learn also how to:
Grow Plants From Seeds
Save Home Garden Seeds
Grow Herbs Indoors
Have a look on my home garden seeds for sale!
For indoor herb garden it is very simple: All you need to do is to get a potting soil (it is better to use organic potting soil) and put it in to the pot (not to the top. It is better to leave about 1 inch of space).
Use small pots if you want to plant home garden seeds. They don’t need big pots. And that’s all for growing herbs indoors.
When it comes to outdoor soil preparation, what you need to do once you have your location ready:
1) Make sure that it is completely clean.
2) Then you have to loosen your soil using shovel and then follow it with the rake. It will help you to release roots from other plants that were in the soil. Try to remove them completely.
3) Sprinkle it a little bit with potting soil from the market and mix it up using rake.
4) Select the area where you want to plant your home garden seeds and dig small holes.
The soil will be dry and it’s ok for it to be like that as you have to control the water drainage for most of the herbs.
Add a little bit of potting soil in the holes.
That’s all! Easy isn’t it?
Today I want to write about my recent discovery which can truly have a price as “The Best Discovery of The Year.”
This is a “must have” thing for all gardeners who want to use organic products for their gardens. And not only for them. For those who count their pennies this is also a “must have” tool as it will save a lot of money.
Ok, lets cut the long story short. Here it is:
Plant Paper Pot Maker
(click on the link above to order on Amazon)
As we say everything of genius is simple. And this is the example. But by using this tool you’ll be able to:
- Turn strips of old newspaper into biodegradable planting pots. Save money and be green!
- Transfer plants into the ground whilst still in the paper pot without damaging roots. Hassle free procedure!
- Easy to make and great fun for children, recycle your waste paper.
- Valuable lesson for sustainable living
- Can be used over & over again to manufacture your own seed pots. Cost effective, isn’t it?
You can buy it on Amazon for just $16.95. Cheap price for the tool that will serve you for years.
Updated on 10/04/2009
I am proud to write that I am now selling a next generation pot maker for just 9.95$! And this is currently the cheapest price on the web! Please read about this super tool!