This blog will be an on going discussion on Organic Gardening, selling your garden products, canning, freezing and drying the garden products. We are going to investigate all aspects of Organic Gardening by putting in a garden in a 5 year old spot and putting in a new spot and see what happens
the essential topics of organic farming, from soil building and planting to
weed and pest management, certification, and marketing strategies. Also
includes a one-year membership with the Canadian Organic Growers network.
The NEON project gathered 12 experienced organic vegetable
farmers, put them in a room and produced this stunning chart outlining
real-life, practical 4- and 5-year crop rotation sequences with multiple
variations. A real head-scratcher, in the best possible way. (free
download, . PDF format)This is a good one to look at.
many valuable short publications on specific disease management issues,
including "Organic Control of White Mold on Soybeans," "Notes on
Compost Teas," "Use of Baking Soda as a Fungicide," "Downy
Mildew Control in Cucurbits," and "Organic Alternatives for Late
Blight Control on Potatoes." A longer, more general ATTRA publication is
their resource on Biointensive Integrated Pest Management.
Miguel A. Altieri and Clara I. Nicholls with Marlene A. Fritz
Agriculture Network, 2005)
Contains a number of strategies for controlling
pest insect populations through the management of beneficial predator
populations, and stresses increasing above- and below-ground diversity,
enhancing plants' natural defenses, and managing soil as means to this end