4 Important Organic Garden Supplies

4 Important Organic Garden Supplies

Every gardener wants to grow big, beautiful plants. Using organic gardening techniques and principles can be difficult, so here’s a listing of 4 important organic garden supplies.

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Great looking tomatoes grown using organic garden supplies.

Organic Fertilizers

Your plants and vegetables will need fertilizers that contain vital nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. Instead of buying commercial fertilizers, think about using organic fertilizers. Use of organic fertilizers can fully replace the need for traditional fertilizers and completely fertilize your soil.

Organic fertilizers can be roughly divided into animal products and plant products. The animal products include blood meal, fish meal, chicken litter and other animal manures.

Plant based organic fertilizer include compost, humic acid products, and seaweed products.

Organic Pesticides

Every garden and every farmer has dealt with insects and other crawling pests. The organic farmer avoids spraying with chemicals at the first sign of problems and instead uses organic pesticides.

Believe it or not, household detergents make a very good organic pesticide. Here’s a good article that describes how to make and use household detergent as a organic pesticide.

Biopesticides are generally considered organic pesticides. There are a number of commercial preparations that contain the bacteria Bacillus thuringenesis. These products work very well on caterpillars. Be sure to use these products when you first notice the small worms, not when they have matured.

Compost

Ok, I know I already mentioned compost, but it is unique among organic fertilizers in that most people can make it for themselves. Compost is great because you’re taking home waste products and converting them into a usable fertilizer. Talk about sustainability, compost is as sustainable as it gets.

Biofertilizers

And the final important garden supplies is biofertilizers. Biofertilizers help your plants get the most nutrients out of your soil. Not only do the beneficial microbes help with nutrients, they produce growth hormones that improve the size and quality of your crops.

Organic garden supplies are useful to any home gardener. Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz for more information.

 

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