One of the best organic pest control techniques involves making your property an ideal environment for beneficial bugs. You can start by creating a pollinator-friendly garden. Many pollinator gardens contain plants that attract other “good guys” to your area. You want three types of good guys in your garden. Having all three will help you build a natural system of organic pest control.
When you eat from your garden, you are eating what you put in your soil. Keep pesticides and synthetics away from your garden. Try these organic options instead. Most are as effective (if not more so) than their commercial counterparts.
Today’s post topic was inspired by one of my fabulous readers. She has been following The 104 Homestead for a bit and trying out some of our ideas. Recently she wrote to ask me if I’d considered Hugelkultur. I had no clue how to even pronounce it (it’s German), let alone what it was, so I set about reading. I love a good project.
My family puts up with some very odd requests from me, but this one takes the cake. I’ll be honest, my boys were happy to oblige. It’s not often they are granted permission to pee outdoors since we live in a fairly populated area. The husband and the daughter were a harder sell. I don’t think I’ve won them over yet. It’s okay though, because every drop helps.
I am constantly looking for new ways to improve my soil and enhance my gardening experience. I also prefer to use all natural elements. And don’t forget about frugal. That is where Grocery Gardening comes into play. With Grocery Gardening, you often don’t need to look any further than the pantry or fridge.
Herbs help us create healthier garden ecosystems and reduce the amount of work, allowing us to have more time to sit and enjoy our garden! Herbs will fertilize, attract pollinators and beneficial insects, provide mulch, and deter pests. Without further ado, here are my top 8 most-useful herbs to have around the garden.
Is your compost pile buried under a foot of snow? Do you dread putting on your snowshoes and trudging out to the pile to dispose of your kitchen scraps? Yeah, me too. That’s why I’m planning to start composting inside, with worms. Yes, worms in the house (shhh, don’t tell my husband).