Coffee Beans
Organic Gardening

4 Reasons to Use Coffee for Composting

The quality of soil is very important for your garden and house plants. While there are many good commercial options available, you may also create rich and fertile soil all by yourself. All you need is some yard waste and…

Homemade Pesticide
Organic Gardening

Homemade General Purpose Pesticide

There are many different types of pesticides you can find on today’s market. They are specially formulated to be effective against various types of insects and other pests. However, it’s also possible to make your own general purpose pesticide using…

Make Leaf Mold

How to Make and Use Leaf Mold

Leaf mold is excellent compost made by letting only leaves break down over time. It is very easy to make so all gardeners and plant growers can make a good supply of leaf mold they can use in their gardens…

Repotting and Adding Soil

Using Diapers instead of Crystals to Retain Water

An interesting gardening idea: instead of crystals, use diaper on the bottom of your pots to help retain the moisture. This is an unorthodox but very effective solution and it’s also more affordable than using commercial gardening products. Placing a…

Organic Gardening

A Guide to Companion Plants

Companion plants are very important for gardening. These plants make the other plants thrive, thus making your garden full of strong, healthy plants. When you plan your garden and when you start thinking about which plants to include, don’t forget…

Fresh Radishes
Organic Gardening

Test Your Soil Quality with Radishes

Radishes can be used very effectively to test soil quality. It is somewhat similar to way canaries have been used in coal mines. Coal miners used to take canaries into mines so the birds could act as early warning signals…

Soil PH Test
Organic Gardening

Testing Your Garden Soil for Nutrients

Plants need 3 major elements for growth: nitrogen, phosphorus and potash. They need all these elements to grow properly and thrive. Nitrogen stimulates growth, phosphorus is great for better flowers, fruits and seeds, and potash is good for healthy roots,…

Growing Tomatoes
Organic Gardening

Growing Tomatoes Using Organic Goodies

There are many different ways to plant tomatoes. One of the best ways is to provide tomatoes with many different elements you will place in the hole where you plant the seedlings. It’s easiest to plant seedlings about 12 to…

Cottonseed Meal
Organic Gardening

Using Cottonseed Fertilizer in Your Garden

Cottonseed fertilizer is a popular meal for plants. It comes as a by-product in the manufacturing of cotton. It is used as a slow release fertilizer for garden plants. Cottonseed meal fertilizer is slow release and acidic. There are several…

Wood Ashes
Organic Gardening

Using Wood Ashes in Your Garden

Many people uses fireplaces of wood stoves, especially during winter. It results in a great amount of wood ash. You can use this excess wood ash in your garden, to benefit your plants. Wood ashes contain potassium and also, depending…

Coffee Grounds
Organic Gardening

Using Coffee Grounds for Gardening

Coffee grounds are very helpful for gardening, because they can serve as a slow release fertilizer. Some of the nutrients present in the ground are available straight away, while the others are available over a long period of time. On…