Start Your Own Organic Urban Garden
By James E. Kostrava
Urban gardening has become a popular way for those in the city to gain access to delicious and nutritious vegetables and fruits throughout the year. Whether you are gardening indoors or in your backyard, it is important to care for your plants as they are meant to be cared for. Instructions for most common varieties of edible plants are available online, with each having its own nuances. Nevertheless, whatever types of plants you are growing, almost everyone agrees that organic supplements are best.
Every variety is different with unique preferences, so you need to do your research. Some like plant food while others do not. Some respond well to lots of sunlight while others prefer shade. For this reason, the first order of business when planting your urban garden is to assess exactly what you are growing. For instance, if you know a certain variety of tomato requires a lot of space, and you only have a small porch, you may want to consider a different selection.
Even if you live in the city, there are going to be pests. There is simply no avoiding them. The question is what to do about them. Most organic gardeners would like to shy away from traditional pesticides because they contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to ingest. That being said, there are natural alternatives that do repel pests without the need for synthetic chemicals. Neem spray is one example. A naturally occurring, plant-based substance, pure neem extract is great for repelling insects without the potentially toxic effects of pesticides. Organibliss™ natural plant growth enhancer is the best source for pure neem extract.
Whether or not to use plant food is another question every urban gardener faces. While some varieties of plants do thrive when given plant food, it is not universally beneficial. Furthermore, as with pest repellents, many types of plant food contain chemicals that can be toxic to human beings and local species of animals and plants. Avoiding these chemical-based plant foods is a must for a truly organic garden. Thankfully, organic plant food such as Organibasic™ – Granular Soil Adjuvant are neem based and readily available. In addition to its ability to repel harmful insects, organic plant foods containing neem such as Organibasic™ Ccan be an effective way to stimulate healthy growth and development of plants, and it is made from nothing but plants – no synthetic ingredients.
Though organic urban gardening requires some extra care and research, the results will speak for themselves. With your own organic garden, you will have access to all of your favorite fruits, vegetables and herbs, without having to go to the store or farmers’ market. Plus, you will be able to be one-hundred percent certain that what you are eating is truly organic and naturally grown.
Organic urban gardens can be ideal for growing medicinal cannabis. In the same way that you would not want synthetic pesticides on your fruits and vegetables, you wouldn’t want them on the medicine you would be eating or smoking. Organibliss™ and Organibasic™ offer an all-natural, OMRI Listed alternative to synthetic pesticides while increasing plant health and yield [30% – 50%] and increasing THC and CBD levels. An excellent resource to learn about the benefits of growing organically is the book, “True Living Organics: The Ultimate Guide to Growing All-Natural Marijuana Indoors” by The Rev. [Available on Amazon.com].
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October 21, 2015
James E. Kostrava, is CEO & Founder of Organibliss, LLC. Organibliss™ is an all natural, organic, OMRI Listed plant growth enhancer. He can be contacted at Organibliss, LLC, 2007 Austin Street, Suite B, Midland, MI 48642 – USA. Email: Jkostrava@organibliss.com Internet: www.organibliss.com