Go Organic in October!

By now you’ve probably heard about Organic gardening, ...but not entirely sure what the benefits are? Well, in a nutshell: Organic gardening helps to prevent toxic runoff, water pollution, soil contamination, soil poisoning, death of insects, birds, critters and other beneficial soil organisms, as well as eliminating pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide residues on food from synthetic fertilisers. (Source: www.saferbrand.com) ...Yes! You can eliminate all of the above by simply choosing Organic alternatives (instead of chemicals and poisons). BUT WAIT! ....there’s actually more! The benefits of going organic in your garden are vast! In addition to helping improve the environment and decreasin

Controlling the malicious MOLE the organic way

NOTE: If you can tolerate their burrows, moles will eliminate many insect pests while aerating your soil! ...so they're not all that bad! Many mistakenly believe moles kill plants by feeding on their roots, but moles actually prefer worms, grubs and other bugs. Plant damage is a side effect of their travels through the earth. The air pockets they create around the roots of ornamental plants and flowers can cause them to dry out and die. (Photo: www.pests.org) How to control moles the organic way: *Barriers: Dig a trench roughly 15cm wide and 60cm deep. Fill it with rock or line it with wire to prevent burrowing pests from invading garden areas. *Repellents: Natural garlic repellents work wel

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