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Organic Gardening Supplies - Best For The Garden?

Apr 24, 2008
Now a days it it's quite common to look around and see people trying to go green. They may drive electric cars or use natural compost or fertilizer. Some gardeners now use nothing but organic products and tools. Organic gardeners need supplies that may differ a little from the conventional gardener in order to sustain their gardens.

To prepare the garden for planting, a shovel, spade and spading fork are invaluable. A hoe is useful to remove the weeds in your new garden bed or to remove rocks. A scuffle hoe has a blade that points forward and cuts the weeds off at the surface.

A pry bar can be used to dig up the large rocks or boulders that can be a problem in your garden.

There is always some pruning to be done in the garden. Rose bushes need to be cut back, especially if you want lots of big, beautiful flowers. A pair of good quality gardening shears or even a lopping shears can cut those large prickly rose stems cleanly without causing any disease causing breaks.

These are the commonplace supplies of a gardener. An organic gardener may have a few other supplies as well. A normal gardener may choose to use fertilizers that have added chemicals but the organic gardener tends to use natural things such as bat guano or worm castings.

With these organic fertilizers all that is needed is a couple of applications per month. Worm castings are the tunnels that are created as worms move through the soil. This movement not only breaks and loosens the soil, it also adds fertilizing nutrients to the soil. Organic fertilizers like these help to increase the growth and health of plants within your garden. Therefore they are an essential organic gardening supply item.

Gardening can be compared to painting. The canvas is the ground and the brushes are the gardening tools. Many of the tools used by the ordinary gardener and the organic gardener are similar but the organic gardener needs a few specialty items to make his garden or canvass have that extra advantage of look, taste or smell.

You can make a difference by gardening the organic way. It's 100% natural and a great thing to do for the environment as well!
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Planning on doing some vegetable gardening this year? Before you plant a single vegetable, take some time to plan. Find out more about how to grow a successful garden on the Vegetable Gardeners website at www.VegetableGardeners.com
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