How to

Create an Organic Garden

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Organic gardening means growing in harmony with the environment without resorting to chemical fertilisers and pest controls. Even if you don’t go completely organic, it’s helpful to try and introduce some organic principles into your gardening.

  1. Start by improving your soil by mixing in plenty of compost and other bulky organic matter
  2. Feed plants with naturally-derived fertilisers such as Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food or Nature’s Way Fish Emulsion.
  3. Create no-dig garden beds by building layers of hay, compost or other bulky material above the natural soil level.
  4. Enrich your garden* with sprinklings of animal manure or Yates Blood & Bone before planting.
  5. Use organically grown seed in the vegetable patch such as Yates Organic Seed Range.
  6. Use a natural growth stimulant on your seedlings such as Yates Nature’s Way Seaweed Booster.
  7. Plant bird-attracting shrubs to encourage natural insect-eaters into the garden. Hand remove pests as soon as they appear .
  8. Hand remove pests as soon as they appear, before numbers reach damaging proportions.
  9. Choose natural pest controls such as Yates Nature’s Way Insect & Mite Killer Natrasoap or Yates Nature’s Way Caterpillar Killer Dipel.

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