Resources to support your organic garden.
What is organic gardening? Organic gardeners support the health of their plants by creating and maintaining a living soil that contains a diverse community of underground micro-organisms and other tiny life forms. Spraying “products” to control pests and diseases is the last option for solving garden problems, even if an organic-approved product is available.
Fertilizers in an organic garden consist mostly of ground-up tissues (seed meals, kelp meal, for example) and rock powders. Nutrients from these are made available to plants through the action of those micro-organisms — bacteria, funguses, actinomycetes, and more — that live in the soil.
Managing an organic garden can be a wonderful experience, but here in the Southern U.S. there can also be a bit of a learning curve. The eventual goal of this website is to flatten that curve, providing information that can help you create a vibrant, productive garden.
If there is a resource or information you need, let me know by sending a note through the Contact page so I can put your topic at the top of the list of resources to create.
Useful Garden Notes: Special topics for your organic garden
The documents linked here are revised/updated versions of posts from my older site. The situations described may be from the past, but the information is up-to-date and may help solve problems in your own garden. If all is working as it should, these documents are pdfs that you can download for free. Over time, more will be added.
Organic gardens, even small ones, produce good food for people. They also can support populations of insects and animals that are an essential part a healthy ecosystem.