A Gardner’s Paradise

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Are You Over-Watering Your Garden?

Plants need lots of water to grow. However, too much water can be just as harmful to your plants as not enough water. Over-watering your

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Tips For Your First Home Garden

Gardening is such a rewarding experience. All of your hard work will pay off with beautiful flowerbeds or delicious flavors. However, there are so many

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Natural Pesticides for Your Organic Garden

Whether you are growing vegetables or colorful flowers, gardening can be an enriching activity. However, many different garden pests want to enjoy your garden just as much as you do. There are many synthetic pesticides on the market designed to target these pests, but they are often highly toxic and can be dangerous for people, pets, and the environment. Fortunately, there are organic alternatives. Learn more about natural pesticides for your organic garden.  What are the benefits of natural pesticides? Synthetic pesticides are a widespread remedy for fighting garden pests. They can be easily purchased at many stores and are designed to kill specified pests. Although they are highly effective at accomplishing this goal, they are also highly toxic.  Synthetic pesticides are made of many chemicals that are hazardous to living things. These pesticides are not only harmful to the targeted insects they are trying to kill but can also have poor health impacts on people and pets. This is even more true if synthetic pesticides are used on a vegetable garden and then ingested by humans. Natural pesticides, on the other hand, come from natural or organic sources such as minerals or plants. They also strive to kill or repel garden pests, keeping the plants in your garden safe. They are still toxic. However, they are significantly safer than synthetic pesticides for people, animals, and the environment.  Using Natural Pesticides for Your Organic Garden Before you use any homemade natural pesticides, test them out on a smaller portion of your …

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