5 tips for organic gardening :
1.Make your own compost
Indispensable for good soil health,can be obtained from plant (grass clippings, small branches, dead leaves and weeds) and leftovers from the kitchen, such as peelings of fruits or vegetables.
This mixture can be deposited in layers of 10 to 20 cm in crates, or when storing heap in an unused corner of the garden. It will water and air regularly to make it flexible and homogeneous.
After several weeks, or even a few months, the compost is ready to spread on the soil surface. It will fertilize theand improve its quality.
2.Cover the soil with mulching
It is often recommended to cover the soil in some places with. A simple operation that prevents weeds from growing, and also promotes the proliferation of “healthy” to ward off harmful insects to plants.
Composed of decomposed manure, bark, dead leaves and cut branches, the mulching must spread on the surface, on a humid ground, especially at the foot ofor plants.
3.Prefer green manures to insecticides
Plant manure, horse manure,, rich in , dried poultry blood, bone powder, crushed horn, ashes, phosphate rock, are all natural fertilizers that will replace effectively chemicals.
Nettle manure, for example, is a very good green manure that will attack the aphids andof the garden. It is obtained by mixing in an airtight container 1 kilo of nettles with 10 liters of spring water or rain.
After a few weeks of maceration, the resulting solution is used as a, pouring on the soil, or as an insecticide, by finely spraying it on the leaves. Natural fertilizers based on or potash (sold in garden centers) are also very good fertilizers for growing plants and flowers.
Water being a precious resource on our planet, it is important to know how to use it so as not to waste it. In spring or summer, watering should occur for example in theor at sunset , to prevent the evaporation of water.
It is also necessary to water less often, but for a longer time, by concentrating the water at the base of the plants so that it can be more easily picked up by the roots.
The best water in the garden is the one that comes from the sky, because it is devoid ofand . Gardeners advise to collect rainwater in storage barrels, containers or vats.
5.Maintain useful plants and animals
Because they are the enemies of pests, some insects and animals are very useful in the garden. Theeat aphids and , bedbugs deal with while toads fond of slugs and dreaded small plants.
Earthworms are also very valuable because the galleries they dig allow to ventilate and refresh the earth. Bees and butterflies are also very useful inflowers.
To promote the presence of all these animals, it is advisable to multiply the small wild corners where the vegetation is dense, to arrange small ponds, nest boxes and feeders for them.and birds, and raise a smallstone exposed to the sun to attract lizards.