WATERING YOUR ORGANIC PLOT

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Dear Top Gardening Friends You will need to think about water and how you are going to get it to the area of your garden where you’re planning to grow your organic produce. Whilst you can carry buckets up and down the garden to water the plants if necessary, doing so is hard work and tedious, so it is something… Read more »

WHY KNOWING YOUR SOIL TYPE IS KEY

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Dear Top Gardening Friends For most first-time organic gardeners the key question is, how do you recognize the difference between one soil type and another? The simplest way of testing your soil is by adding a sample to a glass jar of water before allowing it to stand so that all of the materials in the soil sample can settle…. Read more »

ORGANIC GARDENING – PLANNING IS ESSENTIAL

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Dear Wonderful Top Gardening Friends If knowing that you want to take up organic gardening is the first step on the road to becoming someone who gardens in harmony with nature, the second step is to put a plan in place that will enable you to do so. To understand why having a plan is so important, it is necessary… Read more »

BYE BYE WEEDS

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Dear Wonderful Top Gardening Friends! When they are still small and young, it is usually pretty easy to pull up weeds manually, especially as you have a digging hoe for shallow digging bought with exactly this purpose in mind. An alternative method of keeping the weeds down is to build your compost heap on an area of weeds, because the… Read more »

MAGICAL MULCHING

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Dear Wonderful Top Gardening Friends Mulching is a word that describes the practice of protecting the upper layers of the soil in which you are growing your organic plants with protective materials of some description or another. Mulching serves many purposes, it can for example protect your plant roots against the worst effects of chillier nights, whilst in hotter climates,… Read more »

Cosmic Composting

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To ensure your organic gardening is successful, you need to fertilise your garden and that doing so using organic fertilizer is at the heart of the organic gardening concept. The easiest and most effective way of making your own organic fertilizer is to have your own compost heap, so how can you make an effective compost heap.   So, how… Read more »

ORGANIC FIVE- a- DAY BENEFITS and more on staying healthy

If you are at least a teeny bit interested in organic food, you will probably be already aware of the vast array of benefits that eating organic offers. But with so much information and opinions available, it could get overwhelming. At least, it seems everybody now agrees that sedentary lifestyle, which many people in Western countries lead, coupled with poor… Read more »

ORGANIC SUMMER COOLER — ORGANIC PIMMMMS!

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Dear Organic Gardening Friends, Fans, Superstars and Colleagues, Isn’t summer just fabulous!!??   All kinds of crops and flowers bursting out all over the landscape and autumn’s rich harvest but a blink away…… Those lazy, hazy HOT days!  Sometimes the humidity can be a tiny bit overpowering, or all that work, or the thought of all that work, is just too… Read more »

TERRIFIC TOP ORGANIC TOMATOES

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Dear gardening top organic friends, fans and superstars, Tomatoes are everyone’s friend!  Easily grown organically inside or out, ranging in size from glorious meaty beefstakes to the delectable cherry, there’s sure to be a size, shape and flavour that pleases you. Ideally of course you will have started these from a heritage organic seed in March, but for the less… Read more »