Some of you know that Earthworm Technologies was asked to guest host #gardenchat on Twitter Monday, July 21, 2014 and we chose to cover the topic of Organic Sustainable Gardening because we felt everyone could benefit from getting some sustainable gardening tips to not just help grow your own herb gardens, flower gardens, vegetables and fruits but to open your minds to think about how exactly you are approaching your gardening philosophy!
Living an organic lifestyle and applying organic sustainable gardening methods may sound intimidating at first but you might find that it's not as hard as you might think! We suggest you start your progress one step at a time. You don't have to recycle (pun intended :)) all your gardening methods all at once. Start one step at a time!
The Twitter #gardenchat we hosted felt like a whirlwind of a session jampacked with organic sustainable gardening tips so we thought it useful to create a reference blog post for those of you who were following along but couldn't keep up & also for everyone else out there that missed it and might benefit from some of the organic sustainable gardening tips we've put together.
We wanted to make this Gardenchat guest host session special by coming up with a new concept of asking a question to ensue discussion, followed by a corresponding organic sustainable gardening tip and closing with a fun little contest where we had people identify gardening pictures we snapped from our own gardens. The person who guessed the most right could choose a FREE BloomPucks tube out of the 5 different choices we currently have available ( Wingzy BloomPucks, Bumblez BloomPucks, Sunblaze BloomPucks, Bedazzle BloomPucks, or Sproutz BloomPucks). If you didn't win, no worries! We are now selling our Bloompucks online on this website so you can grow your own organic flower gardens and herb gardens (Now on sale from $14.99 down to $12.99 + FREE SHIPPING).
Now...let's get everyone adopting some organic sustainable gardening practices. We will review the questions, tips and pictures we presented below.
Learn to identify Poison Ivy and avoid some painful gardening experiences! It has 3 leaves and can be easily identified in the Spring when new leaves have a strong red coloration as in the picture above
A picture of our perennial Geranium (Cranesbill) taken after a rain storm.
A purple Liatris (Blazing Star) and white Cabbage Butterfly
We jumpstarted some melon seeds indoors in an upcycled plastic kiwi container grown with our own organic worm castings[/caption]
The Summer has been very hot causing our Butterhead lettuce to bolt (set seed). We missed our window to eat this one so we decided to let it bolt so we can harvest the seed
These are harvested Red Wiggler vermicomposting worm cocoons (eggs)
This is what a Morning Glory seedling looks like. It is good to know how to identify. While attractive, Morning Glories can be invasive, you'll want to pull extra seedlings out of unwanted garden areas
After flowering, Anemones can set very attractive seed heads. We leave this up during the season because they're quite pretty (almost looks like the development of a strawberry)
The larvae of a lady beetle (ladybug) are carniverous and very ravenous. They are highly beneficial insects in the garden that eat pest insects
We hope these gardening tips were fruitful (again pun intended)! Why not read through this article and pick one tip to implement so you can start making a difference in your gardens & the planet?
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