A Helpful Resource: Organic Gardening Magazine

Organic gardening is becoming more popular again as health scares have invaded the world due to traditional methods of fertilizing and use of pesticides. Organic gardening magazines have sprung up, not only for those who are interested in finding out more information about organic gardening, but also for those who want to find organic gardening tips that can help them get started on their own organic garden.

Helpful Hints

Anyone who has gone into an organic grocery store or even tried to buy organic at a traditional one, has seen how expensive those items can be. Organic gardening magazines encourage people to start their own inside or outside organic gardens so that they can obtain these fresh fruits and vegetables for a fraction of the cost. Starting a garden only requires a few bought items, mainly the plants themselves. Most of the rest of what is needed to do organic gardening can be made from what the person already has.

For instance, organic gardening magazines give information on how to make compost which can be used for mulch, helping to fortify the plants with vitamins and minerals that they need to grow at the fullest capacity. Compost piles can be started by simply piling all grass clippings, pruning branches, rotted vegetables or fruits, and leaves in a pile where it can sit and start to decay, broken down by bugs, molds and the elements. Once the compost pile has had time to sit, when digging under the pile, there is a warm, rich soil that is full of nutrients. That soil can then be spread around the growing plants as mulch, which not only feed the plants but protects them as well.

In addition to compost, taking care of insect problems also do not need to cost a lot of money according to organic gardening magazines. For instance, when planting the garden, it is a good idea not to plant rows of just one type of plant, since that acts like a beacon to all sorts of bugs, birds and animals that it is a great place to feed. Instead, it is wise to mix in different types of plants together so that they can supplement each other and are not quite as appealing to insects and other dangers to gardening. Organic gardening magazines also advise the use of fine nets that can be placed over tender shoots so that most insects cannot get through the net to the plants until they are stronger.