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Sharing a few organic gardening tips that have been successful in helping my garden thrive this season. Organic gardening can be a real challenge, but there are products that can make your life so much easier!
My garden has gone bananas this year! I can't get over how healthy all the produce has been and I contribute this success to an amazing product that I have discovered called Neem oil. There are many benefits of using Neem oil in an organic garden. It is the only product that I use to control insects, fungus, and disease and it seems to work beautifully. I buy the concentrated Neem and mix it myself. It can save you a lot of money to mix your own.
Another helpful tip is using floating row covers on your plants. It's usually made of a porous polyester fabric and acts as an insect barrier so they cannot lay their eggs or consume the plants. You can tack this down with landscape pins, rocks, or bricks or wrap it around plants that grow on a trellis or in tomato cages. You'll want to use the cover as soon as the seedlings sprout. This can get you through the initial growing phase without pests laying their eggs or eating away at your plants before the harvest.
If you find that you are having trouble with the same pests coming back the next year, try rotating the crops the following season and see if that helps.
I had this cute visitor on my okra today...
This seems to be a regular day's harvest for my small family garden. It's perfect for our family of four.
The tomatoes are starting to ripen daily.
I am getting so many cucumbers right now. My Nana's refrigerator pickle recipe will be coming soon...
My garden watchdog, a.k.a Brownie. This guy is always on pest patrol. 🙂