Organic Gardening

Making Your Own Backyard Compost

by Risa Edelstein on September 22, 2010

in Composting,Organic Gardening

Composting in your backyard is as easy as pie these days.  When we first started gardening years ago we had no idea how to compost and few people were doing it.  Boy has that changed.  We’ve certainly come to understand that good compost is black gold because it feeds the soil and builds soil health [...]

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          Being an organic gardener is not really that big a deal when all is said and done.  What is harder is changing our old habits and taking the time to learn the steps to go organic.  Here is my basic 10-step program to becoming an organic gardener.    Step #1 – Stop using [...]

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I don’t expect you to become soil scientists but hear me out.  Your soil is the most important element in your landscape and is the key to a healthy, organic garden.  To determine what the current condition is of your soil, you’ll need a professional soil test.  This will tell you what, if anything, you [...]

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Feed the Soil

by Risa Edelstein on January 28, 2008

in Organic Gardening,Organic Lawns,Sustainable Landscaping

Traditional guidelines for garden and lawn care teaches us to feed plants. Of course that is what we need to do but first we need to feed the soil. This is the way nature does it and it works. Let’s begin by understanding some basics. Most of the products out there that are fertilizers are [...]

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Organic Gardening: The Basics

by Risa Edelstein on January 28, 2008

in Organic Gardening

A look to nature tells us what we have to do organically. Anyone who walks in a meadow or through the woodlands knows its beauty. No chemical. No fertilizers. Just Mother Nature at her best. So let’s study nature and apply the lessons she teaches. Organic gardening is that simple. I know. It seems remarkable [...]

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