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How to Use Compost Tea

We’ve talked before about how great compost is for your garden, but you can supercharge it by making what’s known as compost tea. As the name suggests, compost tea is basically compost that’s steeped in water. Think of it as a rejuvenating pick-me-up for your garden that will nourish it the same way that a nice hot cup of tea nourishes your body.   You don’t pour compost tea into your garden the same way you would water your garden. Instead, you can use it as a foliar spray or as a soil drench, depending on what problems your garden has that you’re trying to address. Benefits of compost tea The first benefit of compost tea is that it dilutes...

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Neem Oil Organic Gardening

  In today's world, Gardeners Use Neem Oil Spray for an Effective Organic Insecticide.Anyone who loves growing their vegetables knows the stress and frustration of finding them destroyed by pests. These days, there are many kinds of insecticides available on the market, but gardeners nowadays have become more conscious about the demoralizing effects of chemicals on their crops and the environment. Neem oil organic gardening has been the solution for farmers and backyard organic gardeners for decades.A large number of gardeners prefer to use organic methods to produce vegetables that are healthier to eat than vegetables treated with chemical pesticides. There are numerous ways to rid your garden of pests organically; from items seen in your kitchen like cayenne pepper...

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Fish Fertilizer for Plants

Anyone looking for an organic fertilizer has heard of fish fertilizer for plants. Further research will reveal three very different types: hydrolyzed fish, fish meal and fish emulsion. If the label does not clearly state which it is, check the nitrogen(N) levels; anything over 4 must be an emulsion (fish naturally contain about 2.3%N). The difference between the two is not that of good vs. evil, but rather the difference between a product that works and one that works once, then continues to work long after application. Ocean fish contains the full range of nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and growth hormones. Seawater is the world's single source of nature's balanced vital elements. The 90+ elements on the periodic table...

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