How to Grow Healthy Food

Written by Linda Paquette


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How to Grow Healthy Food

To grow healthy food, you literally have to start at rock bottom. No matter what youíre growing, from chickpeas to chickens,repparttar truth is that you are what they eat!

Itís no secret that all life begins withrepparttar 113313 soil. Although it may look like dirt torepparttar 113314 naked eye, organically rich soil is a living, breathing community of microorganisms. These little denizens ofrepparttar 113315 dirt are born, grow, breed, give birth and die leaving an estate of nutrition-filled remains torepparttar 113316 soil. While they live, many of these little critters feed on undesirable elements like harmful bacteria.

Every year, gardeners spend thousands of dollars on chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides that are little more than a quick fix to gardening problems and create long-term health hazards for everyone, from humans to single-celled organisms inrepparttar 113317 soil. If you really want to grow healthy food,repparttar 113318 first step is to keep your underground colony in good health.

There are two things you need to do to maintain healthy soil. The first is to keep outrepparttar 113319 chemicals. The second is to add rich organic matter to your soil at regular intervals. Keep outrepparttar 113320 chemicals

How to Attract Butterfly Activity...

Written by Gordon Goh


The flittering ofrepparttar butterfly through your garden is no accident if you planned your garden carefully. The adult butterfly flitters from flower to flower - sipping nectar from many flowers in your gardens, while other adult butterflies search for areas to lay their larvae. It is good to take note thatrepparttar 113312 butterfly garden is going to differ from other areas of your garden. Your natural instincts will be to kill off pests, larvae and creatures inrepparttar 113313 garden, but inrepparttar 113314 butterfly garden your best results are noticed when you use organic gardening: Which means no chemicals at all.

In you want to includerepparttar 113315 use of butterflies in your landscape you will need to create a safety zone for your butterflies to feel safe. Butterflies frequent habitual zones, where they feel safe and where areas ofrepparttar 113316 landscape meet withrepparttar 113317 tree lines. Creating your butterfly gardens near or around trees will help in attracting even more of these graceful creatures to your gardens.

A tip in attractingrepparttar 113318 Black Swallowtail orrepparttar 113319 Anise Swallowtail is this: Plant parsley, dill or fennel in your gardens, these plants attract this certain butterfly. If these herbs are not your favorites, you can attract other types of butterflies using other flowers. To attractrepparttar 113320 Fritillary butterfly for instance, plant Lupine flowers your garden. Or you may want to consider planting Snapdragons to attract butterflies that are native in your own area. Your early butterfly gardens are going to attract butterflies only in passing, but creating and growingrepparttar 113321 gardens that offer a safe haven forrepparttar 113322 butterfly will urge them to stay in your garden.

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