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Organic Gardening

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The term 'organic gardening' generally refers to the avoidance of chemicals, pollutants, and synthetics in the cultivation of plants. Specifically, it may describe either informal commitments by the individual or government certified and regulated practices by the grower. Contributors typically want to know about the different types of organic gardening, the many environments in which it is practiced, and the most likely costs and benefits.

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all plants can with the application of compost as a source ofnutrition, especially combined with the use of biologicalfertilizer, the results can be maximized. The most important should be routine in the care of providingfertilizer, because the nutritional content of compost is verylittle different...
Five materials necessary for a successful compost pile are bokashi,earthworms, manure, natural soil and unpackaged food.
Roses have a long and colorful history. They have been symbols oflove, beauty, war, and politics. The rose is, according to fossilevidence, 35 million years old. In nature, the genus Rosa has some 150 species spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere,from Alaska to Mexico and including northern...
Composting helps the environment by making free nutrients that arenot factory processed. Composting worms help keep the cycle ofdecomposition going without giving off hideous gasses.
Organic organisms affect erosion by influencing soil formationprocesses and soil properties. They assist in the formation ofhumus by decomposing leaves and twigs. The decomposition intoorganic matter influences macro- and micro-nutrient amounts, suchas of calcium, magnesium and potassium, and pH...
Lifting a plant from a nursery bed and planting in its permanent home is one type of replanting. Another type is when a field is planted, but is lost early in the season due to flooding or other factors, and the field is planted again that same season.
Animal droppings can be turned into compost fertilizer. Forexample, currently, the most common and valuable processingmethod is to turn cow dung/manure into sellable organic fertilizer. Cowdung is a derived product from wastes produced by cattle, providinghigh levels of organic...
A compost pile is not self-sustaining as it requires human effortto apply material for composting and to remove the preparedcompost.
Organic matter that may be changed to humus can be found in bambooleaves.
Organic layers are part of the soil.
Humus is a constituent of soil. It is partially decomposed organicremains.
Organic food is better because non-organic food is sprayed withchemicals to help foodstuffs stay in season even though syntheticsprays are hazardous for people.
Layers of carbon rich compostable materials need to be alternated with layers of nitrogen compostable materials. Examples of carbon rich materials are fallen leaves and branches. They're brown, with a 'b' as in carbon. Examples of nitrogen rich materials are fresh grass clippings. They're green,...
Bacteria that help break down rich organic compounds include Bacillus species.
Yes, wood can be put in compost bins because it is an organicsubstance and, like all things organic, it can decompose. Thesmaller the wood is, the quicker it decomposes.
No, you do not necessarily need worms in your compost. If yourcompost is fermenting properly from bacterial activity it will betoo hot for worms to survive in it.
While there are certainly exceptions, modern agribusiness-type industrial farming generally takes less of the farmer's time per unit harvested . It does not speed up the rate of maturation of the crop, it simply means s/he can culture more acres than with organic farming. On average, a single...
Compost is used in most compost piles because it is edible bybeneficial macro- and micro-organisms and because it rots easily.
With diligence, knowledge and careful planning, organic gardeningcan be very effective. Organic farmers can consistently provide ahealthful product which is frequently more attractive and tastesbetter than their industrially-produced counterparts. It takes morelabor and must be very carefully...
A compost heap has holes at the bottom and in the side to allow foraeration and drainage.
Composted animal manure has been left to mature, to take away anychance of it burning your plants, as can happen with some manures.For example, chicken manure is particularly high in nitrogen andammonia, both of which can burn both roots and leaves if appliedfresh in too large doses. Composting...
A compost bin will turn organic waste into natural fertilizer.
The main disadvantage that the content and strength varies so it is difficult to add the correct quantity.
No, coprosma cannot survive without water because it is a plant.
Humus is a term for decayed organic matter in soil. It's dark brown, fresh smelling, nutrient rich matter. It comes from the death and breakdown of animal bodies and plant parts into the basic elements from which they're formed.
Generally speaking, the main difference is in the amount of laborinvolved. Organic farming typically takes more labor to produce thesame kind of crop as in intensive farming, due to the lack ofindustrially-produced pesticides and fertilizers. While there areorganic pesticides and fertilizers, there...
At least one inch (2.54 centimeters) a year is the amount ofcompost that should be put in a garden. This will allow nutrientsto be put into the soil. If you are looking to correct physicalproblems, such as bad drainage and poor structure of the soil), addtwice that.
Yes, you can add sugar to compost pile as long as you sprinkle itaround, so it does not all settle at the bottom.
The way that a farm becomes certified as organic varies by state.In my Pacific Northwest state, the farm operator has to submit anapplication to the state department of agriculture along withnecessary fees, a producer/handler organic plan, maps and evidenceof accurate recordkeeping. During the...
Compost is used to add nutrients to the soil, in other words it will definatly make your garden grow
Yes, human urine is a good compost activator, particularly when diluted with 3 parts water to 1 part urine.
Start the pile when it is warm out. Make the pile three parts "brown" (dead and drying stuff) and one part "green" (recently growing stuff). Also shred the stuff so it is small. Covering is a good idea, to keep the moisture in and the rain from washing it away. Stirring the pile once a week will...
Another word for natural fertilizers is organic fertilizers.
Because they want to use it in their gardens. For one thing, composting all organic matter (kitchen scraps, yard waste, manure, etc.) reduces the amount of garbage that has to go into landfills. That's the altruistic answer. For the "what's in it for me?" answer: compost makes plants grow strong and...
for the plant to grow well
Take the Fresh or Semi-fresh leaves and bury them in about 1/2 ft. of fertilizer and sit inside in a window of direct sunlight for about 2-3 maybe 4 weeks. This method above will compost the leaves in your house. Normally, to use any type of leaf as effective fertilizer it will need to break...
Compost adds essential nutrients, helps conserve moisture, improves soil friability and structure. It may also contain helpful invertebrates such as worms and also micro-organisms.
they eat persons
That its components are non-synthetic and that itscultivation, marketing, and sale involve non-synthetic inputs andoutputs are two ways in which a food product is organic. Specifically, a food product can be called organic when itsconstituent parts are natural. It cannot contain...
Adelaide Dunbar is a lilac bush that is beautifully fragrant and generally disease-free. But the woody plants in question ( Syringa spp ) all react sensitively to other than proper drainage, heat, light, moisture, nutrients, and pest control.
Reduced intake of non essential calories, innovative taste to a recipe, and increased metabolism may be advantages to using artificial sweeteners. Specifically, an artificial sweetener may have fewer or no calories. It may involve a changed taste to a drink or food that typically is made with...
What is good for the compost? it is what we call greens and browns. greens are Nitrogen/ protein rich things such as; fresh grass clipings, manure, klep meal, sea weed, crushed eggshells, sour milk, coffee grounds, basicly stuff that was just recently growing. Browns are carbon rich stuff such as...
oraganic food just probably came from the farm raised from the farm. these are like vegetables and meats from the farm that has been grown from natural way. they are harvested from natural way and being distribute fresh from farm to markets.
Organic fruits and vegetables simply means they were grown without and pesticides or synthetic materials.
The smaller the particles, the faster they break down. So, newpaper pulp would break down much faster than a whole sheet of newspaper.
There isn't really a best. But, a good compost would be,... VEGETABLES!!! Anything natural cut up into many little pieces will do
organic farming is an agricultural system that seeks to provide you, the consumer, with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems.
Earthworms stir up the dirt and spread the nutrients to other plants and trees. They also eat the dead leaves so there won't be dead leaves sitting around everywhere.
By making sure that you're following proper procedure is the way to avoid smelling if you're working with homemade compost. Specifically, neither the composting pile nor the endproduct of compost is supposed to have offensive smells. A compost pile smells for two reasons. One is the use of...
What is good for the compost? it is what we call greens and browns. greens are Nitrogen/ protein rich things such as; fresh grass clipings, manure, klep meal, sea weed, crushed eggshells, sour milk, coffee grounds, basicly stuff that was just recently growing. Browns are carbon rich stuff such as...
Whether or not you grow Oleander in the yard depends on whether you have pets or young children. Oleander is highly toxic to people, pets and livestock, so if there is any chance of it being ingested, it is best avoided.
Bald cypress is an example of a plant that sustains heavy rainfall. The woody plant in question ( Taxodium distichum ) qualifies as an aquatic that is flood-, moisture-, and precipitation-tolerant since it does not mind having roots in year-round moisture, something which many plants neither like...
That they contribute to sustainability, encourage morebalanced growth, have healthier impacts on plants, soils, and soilfood webs, and support the mantra "Reduce, reuse, recycle" are advantages of natural fertilizers. Specifically, natural fertilizers do not involve chemical inputs,genetic...
put a piece of cardboard over dry leaves in an empty plot of land and wait a few days .or check in really damp soil that is either under or near shade
With a knife and pruningshears is how Euphorbia trigona is pruned. Specifically, the succulent plant inquestion carries the common name of cathedral cactus. Its pruningdemands the donning of long-sleeved shirts, safety glasses andwaterproof gloves to protect against the plant's irritating,...
Applying fertilizers, checking growing conditions, pruning, and re-potting are ways to encourage thickening in Euphorbia trigona . Specifically, the succulent plant in question also goes by the common names African milk tree and cathedral plant, in reference to its church spire-like growth...
Approx 4.5 sq.metres at 25mm depth
A range of 50-110 milliliters/2.0-4.3 inches is the mature length of the African Goliath beetle [ Goliathus spp ]. A female may range in length from 50 ml/2.0 inches to 80 ml/3.1 inches. A male may range in length from 60 ml/2.4 inches to 110 ml/4.3 inches.
Organic decaffeinated coffee is probably healthier than drinkingcoffee decaffeinated with dichloromethane or ethyl acetate (whichis what are currently the most common solvents for decaffeination).It should not be LESS healthy. Whether drinking coffee in generalis healthy is still somewhat debated. ...
Because you're not dependent upon your own ways of understanding or explaining things and because you don't have to know the instructional language well or even at all are reasons why illustrations help the gardener better understand instructions for building compost bins. Everyone has an...
It is by preying upon arthropods that a frog is considered a natural pest control agent. Nuisance organisms may be controlled non-chemically when predator - prey relationships are comprehended and facilitated in such cases as frogs eating harmful insects.
That the bin has a lot of starchy or acidic kitchen scraps within its compostable materials and that the drainage may need adjusting are reasons why worm bins and compost piles end up with tiny white worms. The white worms [ Enchytraeidae family] also are called 'pot worms' and 'enchytraeids'....
morning glory In Arizona: shrub: Texas Ranger, Rocky Mountain Laurel, Red Bud/Bird of Paradise, prickly pear and other cacti, jojoba, manzanita, creosote climbers: purple lantana (more of a ground cover), hearts and flowers, primroses
yes it helps to fertilize the soil making it better for the plans tp get more nuetriant out off whitch helps them to grow quicker and better
No it's better to plant grass around the plant or place rocks around it.
Symbiosis means long-term interactions between different biological species. The symbiotic relationship may be categorized as mutualistic, commensal, or parasitic in nature. Some symbiotic relationships are obligate, meaning that both species depend entirely on each other for survival. Others...
Yes, maples like ericaceous compost. The kind of dark-colored, fresh-smelling, nutrient-rich compost in question tends to be associated with the Ericaceae family of heaths and heathers. But members of the Acer genus also tend to handle a compost that appeals to plants that prefer soil pHs in the...
i know it's gross, bt animal manueur
Compost and manure are two things that can helpmake organic material in soil. Specifically, organic matter can be defined as the nutrients whichare released when living organisms die and decompose. The samenutrients -- such as carbon and nitrogen -- can be found in compostand manure. They also may...
Yes they do. It's because of the carbonatoms unique ability to bind itself to new atoms.
Yields are not as high as GMO food, more work involved and with livestock the food is more expensive.
i think in the ground
Carbon is what humusis a source of. Specifically, the term designatesorganic matter in soil. The organic matter is created by thedecomposition of animal and plant matter. Decomposition results inincreased availability of carbon. Humus also will attract ammonium,copper, magnesium, potassium and...
All Cytisus have pods.
Edibles that are grown without genetic modification or non-naturalinterventions and edibles that are made from living animals andplants are what foods are always organic. Specifically, the term organic designates something that containsorganic compounds (such as carbon), is the product of...
That it will become a butterfly or moth ( Lepidoptera order) is what is special about a caterpillar. Specifically, the caterpillar represents the larval stage of a butterfly or moth. So it may be called a larva, or larvae if there are more than one being referred to. But those larvae that do...
Spreading the fertilizers after removing the compost is the way toreplace kitchen waste compost with synthetic fertilizers.Dark-colored, fresh-smelling, nutrient-rich compost produced fromthe natural breakdown of kitchen scraps and yard debris may be usedas soil amendments, fertilizers, mulches, and...
Thousands of years ago is the start time for saving table scraps for compost. Recycling carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials into dark-colored, fresh-smelling, nutrient-rich materials for soil amendments, fertilizers, mulches, and rejuvenators may be deemed as old as agriculture. Traditional...
Green manures are used to enrich the soil. Typically, a legume crop grown that balances the nutritional value of the soil when it is re-tilled into the ground.
Actually, all organic materials can be composted. However, you areusually advised not to add meat containing refuse to the mix. Thisis because meat products will attract animals who will mess up thecompost bin.
Garden fertilizers and plant foods for healthy plant growth including bat and seabird guanos, beneficial soil microorganisms, liquid organic fertilizers, granular organic fertilizers, orchid food, African violet food and many more........
There are 160 million tons of municipal solid waste produced in the United States annually and about 85 percent is put into a landfill. Between 25 and 40 percent of this waste could be composted instead. Composted municipal solid waste has been used successfully to improve the physical and chemical...
Yes because grass and flowers are blooming
If its making your poo hole itchy, go and get some tablets from the pharmacy.
the mass of the reactants equals the mass of the products, and energy is conserved..
Local resources, non-toxic methods, and on-site procedures are what is good about organic farming. Organic farming emphasizes what can be done naturally, non-chemically, non-genetically altered, and non-synthetically and what is available within the confines of the farm. It therefore tends to be...
4'x4'x8" = 10.67 cubic feet. For reference, a cubic yard is 27 cubic feet.
We call it compost or humus, green if fresh, brown if dried out.
You may be asking about the forsythia bush. It has small, bright yellow flowers covering the branches even before the leaves have leafed out. When pruning, last year's woody stems are removed near the base of the bush, leaving new growth to produce flowers and leaves.
Increases in the budgeted household costs, the degree of environmental pollution, the number of landfills, the use of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, and the volume of trash are among the events that happen when composting is not done. Composting produces dark-colored, fresh-smelling,...
Sure, you can put moss in your compost.
Cover crops help protect the soil from erosion when a crop is not being grown, in the winter, for example. They also can help put some nutrients back in the soil and help to encourage natural fauna within the soil. Some cover crops also put prodigious quantities of organic matter back in the soil as...