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What kind of organic techniques do you use in your garden?

by organic gardener

Wondering what works and doesn't in other people's gardens.


organic gardening, organic gardening techniques


Collars for your seedlings is a good way to deter slugs. I hate slugs.
FigTree commented on 06/16/10
Companion planting has worked well for me since 2000. Adding flowers to a veggie garden seemed a little odd at first, but the beneficial insects love the color and scent. &quot;Roses Love Garlic&quot; by Luise Riotte is a good reference. <br/> <br/>Encourage mason bees early in the spring. Your local extension office can refer you to sources.
LB 'Couve commented on 05/21/10
Thanks for the book recommendation! I will look it up!
gardengirl replied: on 05/21/10
Anther book that I have heard is great for companion planting is "Carrots Love Tomatoes". I don't know who wrote it, but maybe it's the same person...
FigTree replied: on 06/16/10
I am trying a milk/water combo to combat powdery mildew on a zucchini. I actually accidentally collected rainwater in a watering can and am using that with the milk. Rain collection is on the to do list....
gardengirl commented on 05/20/10
You have to let me know how that works out!
FigTree replied: on 05/20/10
Would you believe the plant looks better already? Leaves are definitely greener. I did a second 'treatment' today. I am really curious about the mechanics of why this works.
gardengirl replied: on 05/20/10
so cool! I can't believe it worked! SO now we know spray a mixture of milk and water on your plants that have a powdery mildew!
FigTree replied: on 06/02/10
Yes, it's crazy. The plant really looks good now. Who knew?!
gardengirl replied: on 06/02/10
Here at the test gardens we are using crushed up eggshells to deter slugs. We put them all around our raised beds and so far it has worked. They don&#x27;t like to crawl over anything sharp. We would love to hear any new techniques anyone has! <br/> <br/>
dig the dirt editor commented on 05/19/10
that has always worked for me, I also use fising line fencing adn red pepper spray to deter animals.
vatterpa replied: on 07/02/10