Small Doggies Magazine

The Newbie’s Guide To Companion Gardening

A great tip to help your plants remain healthy and fight diseases is by using aspirin water. One and half tablets of aspirin inside a couple gallons of water are a wonderful help to the plants you have. It is simple to spray the plans with this particular concoction to assist them to fight of disease. You should spray your plants about once every three weeks.

Also, an important criterion for the soil is the ability to drain out the surplus water, in case of too much of rain. After you have selected your site, observe it for a day or two to find out whether that is suitable. Does it receive adequate sunlight? How does the soil like? Try to find out answers to these questions. This will bring out the best Organic Gardening.

The final solution is an apt name. Get out there and take on the beasts yourself. I have a pair of scissors which now are devoted to slug slicing. Yes, even vegans get the instincts of a serial killer when their baby cabbages and kale are under daily attack.

Thus, I am putting out a call for local vendors of peat moss, sand, compost and other soil amendments / gardening supplies at retail (bulk OR bagged) to contact me ASAP for inclusion in a listing.

For further information, check out the website of the California Association of Food Banks. If you live in Sacramento, you’ll soon find out that the entire state of California still does not have an emergency food-assistance program as do 38 other states. See more statistics on this topic in the August 11, 2011 Sacramento News and Review article by Hugh Biggar, “Take it to the (food) bank – News – Local Stories.” So what you do have are little organizations that feed the needy such as the food banks in Sacramento. You also have a few churches that give food donations from their pantry to the hungry, and what’s increasing is the concept of churches growing produce on their land and giving it away free, but that’s just catching on and only if the church owns enough land to grow seasonally.

When starting your organic garden, don’t forget to plant companion plants. Companion plants are like very friendly neighbors. They can enrich the soil and keep pests away from your other plants. By planting them together, you can avoid the use of harmful pesticides or artificial fertilizer products.

Brenna grabbed her Farmer’s Almanac and seed catalog. We used graph paper to estimate how much space each of the crops would take up. We looked up natural pesticides and natural solutions to keep predators, in this case deer and rabbits, out of our garden.