How to Grow Healthy Food

Written by Linda Paquette

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No matter what amount of chemical you use in your gardening, a drop is a deluge to a microorganism. More torepparttar point, most chemicals don’t fade away. They leech into your garden and wait to attach to some growing thing… like your plants. One example is a gardener who claims to grow organic apples. He doesn’t spray his trees, but he does use a chemical “weed & feed” application on his lawn, seemingly unaware ofrepparttar 113313 systemic consequences of using chemicals.

Feed your soil

The best way to enrich your soil is to give it regular applications of composted organic matter. Compost can be anything from yard mulch to kitchen vegetable waste. If you don’t haverepparttar 113314 time to maintain a compost bin, an easy way to add organic matter to your yard is through mowing your lawn with a mulching mower. Prepared compost is also available for purchase from nurseries and home garden centers.

Rememberrepparttar 113315 house that Jack built? It’s similar in your garden. The roots take fromrepparttar 113316 soil to give torepparttar 113317 stems that bearrepparttar 113318 buds that turn intorepparttar 113319 fruit…. Whether or notrepparttar 113320 fruit is healthy depends on what was inrepparttar 113321 soil.

Linda is editor of Gardening Guides

How to Attract Butterfly Activity...

Written by Gordon Goh

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Butterflies are attracted to areas of your gardens where they can gather food for their offspring. The caterpillar will eat fromrepparttar plants whilerepparttar 113312 adult butterflies will sip onrepparttar 113313 nectar ofrepparttar 113314 flowers. As your plants, shrubs, and flowers mature,repparttar 113315 amount of butterflies to your gardens will also increase. The plants and flowers that you put in your garden this year will attract only a few, but inrepparttar 113316 years to comerepparttar 113317 natural instinct ofrepparttar 113318 butterfly will lead them to your garden.

What isrepparttar 113319 adult butterfly searching for in your gardens? The butterfly searches for areas to take shelter fromrepparttar 113320 high winds,repparttar 113321 rains, andrepparttar 113322 summer storms. This is whererepparttar 113323 trees and shrubs in your gardens become important in protectingrepparttar 113324 butterfly and offering shelter. Duringrepparttar 113325 normal, warm sunny summer dayrepparttar 113326 butterfly wantsrepparttar 113327 wide-open areas of your lawn and garden.

Butterflies will seek soft soil that is sandy-like to find water. The sand-like soil that allows water to puddle up after a rainstorm is a butterflies delight. The developing stages ofrepparttar 113328 caterpillar torepparttar 113329 butterfly are observed often inrepparttar 113330 established butterfly garden.

By creatingrepparttar 113331 atmosphere inrepparttar 113332 garden that offersrepparttar 113333 shelter, food, water andrepparttar 113334 fragrancerepparttar 113335 butterfly is searching for you will have Butterfly Garden success.

Gordon Goh is author of the free, informative website Simply Flower Garden offering quality useful tips for flower garden lovers. He is also the internet marketer with good knowledge in SEO

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