Monthly Archives: June 2013

Garden how-to guide

Dealing with aphids organically

One day your plants look fine and the next day aphids are sucking the life out of them! Aphids puncture the cell walls of young plants draining cells dry, spreading plant viruses and eventually killing the plant. Species and colors of aphids range from shades of green, red, brown, black and yellow and most have […]

Garden how-to guide

Organic Fertilizers

Now that your garden is well on its way, you’re probably thinking about fertilizers. Fish emulsion, bone meal, blood meal, manure and compost all work well and they’re organic. Overview of organic fertilizers To be called ‘organic’ means it occurs in nature, the three ‘natural’ categories are animal-based, plant-based and mineral-based organic fertilizers. The bottom […]