Planting-A-Garden
Natural Garden Growing



If you want to begin planting-a-garden at home, that's great. There is a real satisfaction that comes with knowing you have been responsible for making something grow, and by using green-gardening-methods as well.

Whether it's a shrub, a rose, or a potato, that feeling of accomplishment is the same. Maybe you just want to plant an herb garden for starters.

You will take pride in the rewards from your gardening efforts. The appearance of your property may have improved from your landscaping efforts, or maybe for the first time are making a salad from the vegetables you have grown.

Maybe you are just filling up a few vases of fresh cut flowers.

Creating a bouquet is a creative and artistic effort. Learn to create a bouquet from your fresh cut flowers.




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Again, the satisfaction and pride is still the same after planting-a-garden of whatever fruit or vegetable you hope to get from it.

Don't ever feel you can't plant because you are in an apartment and don't have any property to plant on. You can try this method for How To Grow Tomatoes . It doesn't take up much space at all. No matter what little space, you can still have an eco-friendly-garden that produces just as well.


Now if you would like to look after and maintain your eco-friendly-garden in the greenest way possible AND reduce your carbon footprint in the process, there are some basic ways to go about it.


Choose The Proper Type of Plants

Make sure that the plants you want suit the location you are in. That way, you won't be surprised when they don't thrive because of lack of sun, too dry conditions that you have no control over, and improper soil conditions.

This would be a terrible waste of the plant, your money and time.

Part of knowing how to plant a garden and when to plant a garden would take these factors into consideration before you start.




One Aim of the Eco-Friendly-Garden is Reducing the Need To Water Constantly

Your plants should be able to thrive during long periods of time without watering. A huge lawn also requires an incredible amount of water and maintenance. You may want to consider giving up parts of your lawn space to plant extensive ground covers in place of a huge lawn to look after.

Think Before You Dig




When you do water, do it at night so that the water doesn't dry up quickly, and soaks into the root system to be the most effective.

Soaker hoses do a better job of watering rather than a sprinkler.

Collect rainwater in a tub or a barrel to give you an extra supply when needed.

Infrequent watering encourages root growth and enables a plant to survive longer without moisture.


When Planting-A-Garden Use Organic Mulches

Organic mulches will retain water, so use it around your gardens
so that you don't have to water so frequently. Instead of using up the peat supply, look into other alternatives such as straw, sawdust and woodchips or husks from other plants.

For loads of tips and ideas on everything from vegetable gardening tips to raising chickens, visit the The Organic Veggie Patch before planning and planting your garden.


Household Composting

If you haven't started to compost your kitchen waste, you are missing out on the best natural nutrients your garden could ever want everyday. Composting has everything to do with using the greenest-gardening-methods.

The grass clippings and leaves coupled with the compost will feed your plants naturally and enrich the soil greatly.


home canning

What will you do with any excess vegetables your healthy garden will inevitably produce? Home Canning is an option. Can it for year round use. Visit "Food Skills For Self Sufficiency to learn the basics of canning, the methods and the supplies needed.

Planting-a-garden isn't just for immediate use. It can serve you well during the off-season months too.


Replace Pesticides With Natural Mixes

Instead of using pesticides, you can elect to try some natural methods to rid your plants of common garden damaging insects.

Place bird-feeders in your trees. Birds love caterpillars, and if they are hatching on the trees, the birds will be watching.

Strips of burlap and cardboard around the trunks will be in the way of the caterpillars as well.

When planting-a-garden, include alyssum around the edge and the "good" insects will be attracted. They will make a meal of the aphids that are infesting your plants.

Aphids and spider-mites can be sprayed off with plain water or
a soapy water mixture. You can also try a mixture of rhubarb
leaves and water boiled to get rid of aphids as well.

Garden slugs are a common pest who love to destroy plants.
Put out some wet newspaper to attract them overnight. As
they gather and collect, simply dispose of the paper in the
morning. Wet cardboard works just as well.

A container of beer placed low to the ground will attract them as
well, as they are attracted to the yeast. As they fill the
container, dispose of it.

Clay pots tipped on their side will also attract overnight.

Slugs will also not cross wood ashes or broken up egg shells
to get to the base of a plant.

If you are looking for an all-round good pesticide that is effective and biodegradeable when planting-a-garden, look into The Many Uses For Neem Oil as a substitute for harsh chemicals.

Are you part of a group of committed Butterfly lovers ? If so, there are ways to attract them and work your garden and yard to ensure they return faithfully adding a little beauty at the same time.

Your grocery list probably contains most of the ingredients for making more Homemade Pesticide Recipes for out in the garden that you could make easily.


If you've never had one, to start planting-a-garden is fairly easy. To maintain it by using the greenest methods possible and not giving in to the use of chemicals takes some time, some work and patience. The results are more gratifying though, as it will truly be an eco-friendly-garden.


If you're considering blending in other landscape designing ideas, check out the ideas and tips here. You might be surprised at how easily your landscaping dreams can become reality!




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