Green Garden?

Question Icon
Posted by: from Toronto
5/27/2008 at 3:21:09 PM

Has anyone here had any experiences with an organic vegetable garden? I know that you are not supposed to use any type of chemicals to kill bugs or anything like that. My question is does it really work? Are there any special tips you can give me to make sure my organic garden is a success?

Any help is appreciated.

User Icon
Harriet in Timmins
Date/Time7/23/2008 at 11:23:04 AM

Hi James. I try very hard to keep my garden as chemical free as possible and while I'm not 100% organic, I do my best.

The best thing you can do is prepare your soil as thoroughly as possible before you begin, by for example working in organic fertilisers like fish meal. Organic gardeners tend to concentrate on the richness and composition of the soil more than anything but obviously pest control is important too. You'll find homemade recipes for sprays online that aren't laden with chemicals and very effective. Good luck!

User Icon
Liow in Spruce Grove
Date/Time8/8/2008 at 3:53:00 PM

Different people have different definitions and intepretations of what constitutes organic gardening.

Tthis is a widely accepted definition:

"Organic gardening differs from "conventional" gardening mainly in the areas of fertilization and pest control. The organic gardener prefers to use natural and organic materials and methods, and avoids using practices and synthetic chemicals that may be detrimental to his health or environment."

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

It appears you may be located in the US

TrustedPros is designed to deliver results targeted to your location.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.