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Many gardeners wonder what exactly organic gardening means. The simple answer is that organic gardeners don't use synthetic fertilizersor pesticides on their plants. But gardening organically is much more than what you don't do. When you garden organically, you think of your plants as part of a whole system within Na...ture that starts in the soil and includes the water supply, people, wildlife and even insects. An organic gardener strives to work in harmony with natural systems and to minimize and continually replenish any resources the garden consumes.

Organic gardening, then, begins with attention to the soil. You regularly add organic matter to the soil, using locally available resources wherever possible. And everyone has access to the raw ingredients of organic matter, because your lawn, garden and kitchen produce them everyday. Decaying plant wastes, such as grass clippings, fall leaves and vegetable scraps from your kitchen, are the building blocks of compost, the ideal organic matter for your garden soil. If you add compost to your soil, you're already well on your way to raising a beautiful, healthy garden organically.

The other key to growing organically is to choose plants suited to the site. Plants adapted to your climate and conditions are better able to grow without a lot of attention or input; on the other hand, when you try to grow a plant that is not right for your site, you will probably have to boost its natural defenses to keep it healthy and productive.

If you like to know more about Compost and Fertilizers I recommend reading about it, on the Backyard Boss.
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To Love & Be Loved~

To Love & Be Loved~

On a beautiful summer’s day, while working in the garden, I watched two butterflies meet, and fall in love.

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© Music, Photography & Writing by Cinthia Diane Stafford

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~Happy Valentine's Day From K-9 On Board~

~Happy Valentine's Day From K-9 On Board~

From all of us at the farm, we want to wish everyone

Happy Valentine’s Day!  

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The Dirt On Growing Organically~

The Dirt On Growing Organically~

For us at the farm, organic gardening is the only choice. Conventional gardening revolves around products that kill everything they touch, knocking Mother Nature off-balance and doing harm to the environment, birds and plants that live around us.

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© Cinthia D. Stafford

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Hot Topic…CARROTS!

Hot Topic…CARROTS!

Almost anyone can grow carrots! It doesn't matter if you live in an apartment or have super rocky soil, because these tasty root vegetables grow really well in containers. Carrots thrive in containers because they prefer the loose, well-draining, rock-free potting soil and they don't have to compete with weeds. 

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Raised Bed Gardens

Raised Bed Gardens

Raised bed gardens are the saviors of gardeners with poor soil everywhere. The basic idea of a raised bed is that instead of battling against poor soil conditions, you build above ground, where you have absolute control over the soil texture and ingredients.

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