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Are Organic Gardening Supplies A Safer Alternative?

May 1, 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.

You will need a couple of applications per month of organic fertilizers. When a worm moves through the soil it creates a tunnel and this is called a worm casting. It adds nutrients to the soil and breaks it up as well. These fertilizers are a vital part of organic gardening as they will make your plants healthier and grow better.

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.

Organic gardening is 100% all natural and great for the environment. Why don't you switch to organic gardening and see the difference it makes to your life!
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Are you dreaming of growing a garden but just don't know where to start. The Gardener's Atlas offers lots of helpful gardening tips for gardeners of all levels - beginner to experienced. Visit http://www.gardenersatlas.com to get more information about growing your dream garden.
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