July 4, 2009

My Little Garden

I'm so proud of my garden! I'm getting veggie blooms already on my Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers and Tomatoes. I swear the plants themselves are growing several inches a day and they look very healthy. All except for the bell pepper plants. I'm not sure what's up with them. They look like they just always want to die.

Since I got a late start on it this year I pretty much have just gone with commercial fertilizers but I'm already planning next years garden. I need more room for one and I want to be better prepared. Sooooooo, I'm looking into organic fertilizers. I know you have to allow them more time to work and they are better suited to being tilled directly into the soil so I want to get that done in plenty time.

Now I just have to decide HOW I want to go about using an organic fertilizer. there are those you can buy and there are those you could make yourself via mulching and such. I'm thinking I likely don't really have the time to make my own and will need to go with one ready to use. I think I may try out Safer brand for next year. Their site has a great deal of information on organic gardening as well as tips for organic pest control and lawn care. I like that they give ALL the information a consumer might need instead of just little tidbits here and there. They even have an Insect Identification section complete with pictures so if you have something invading your garden you can match the up and know how to get rid of them.

Anyway, I can't wait til we can start getting veggies from our garden but I'll be even more excited next year knowing I'll be growing chemical free goodies for my family.


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