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This section will regularly host new articles for the sole purpose of satisfying your thirst for knowledge in organic gardening.

Remember to also consult a lunar calendar to organize your garden planning!

Thanks to the ComposTumbler’s unique design, it’s quick and easy to create high-quality fertiliser from your kitchen and garden waste.

Make compost in 3 easy steps :

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Become an "eco-citizen", grow an organic garden !

To start your first organic garden, it is important to know some basic principles, particularly in terms of plant selection, natural fertilizer, crop rotation and pest treatments.

Like any garden, sun should be generous and location most possibly sheltered from prevailing winds. Avoid locations near water-hungry trees. Once location is chosen, you'll have to choose plants,fruits and vegetables adapted to the region and its climate vagaries. Also don't forget to provide some room for your compost. Garden will have to be devided into squares or flower beds separated by walkways.

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It's the gardeners task to maintain or even increase the gardens soil fertility.

An ideal soil should be loose, well drained and contain the elements essential to the growth of your flowers, fruits, vegetables and plants. The three major components of fertilization are nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potassium.

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Compost is still part of the base for organic vegetable gardens.

Compost is rich in NPK and other compounds. It is usually best to bring in ripe compost, aged 6 to 9 months in autumn. Dosage should be about 3 kg per m2. Fresh or dried manures are mainly used in autumn when digging. Be careful not to use too fresh manure which could burn the plant roots.

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There are multiple solutions to fight against pests in your garden.

But be aware that promoting biological balance between pests and their natural enemies (ladybird, hoverfly, lacewing) is a clever alternative.

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Like all living things, plants obey laws. They can harm or do good.

Following table is based on observations already made a long time ago. Nevertheless, there will always be exceptions that prove the rule and the following list is not exhaustive:

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