Thursday, May 8, 2014

Organic Gardening

It's that time of year again to start gardening. I never enjoyed gardening as a kid, but now that I'm older and hopefully wiser I seem to get more into to it every year. 

Now to me what is the point of having your own food if you're just going to douse them in toxic chemicals? Here are some tips to help your garden flourish naturally.

* General Bug Repellent-Spray your plants with water and essential oils. Take a spray bottle and fill it with water and your choice of essential oil. A good rule of thumb is 1 drop of oil per 1 ounce of water. Some good oils to spray on your plants and fruit trees are: Peppermint, White Fir and Thyme. Spray anywhere on your plant that might be attacked by bugs. It is not only safe but good for your soil too.

Planting garlic near your plants will also help to repel bugs from getting your garden. 

Also, planting marigolds around your garden will help keep the bugs away; but you may need to plant several to make sure to get results. As an added bonus your garden will be more colorful.

* Slugs and Snails-You can crush up egg shells and spread them around the base of your plant. The sharp edges of the egg shells are like razor blades to slugs and snails and it deters them from coming to the plant.


  1. I love gardening. I use raised beds and never use pesticides. I take the time to pick things off or cover them with a light netting. :)

  2. I'm learning about companion plantings this year. The whole science behind it is so cool to me!