Maintaining a Pesticide Free Organic Garden

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Maintaining an organic garden may seem like a bit of a hassle at first, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor, particularly if you are concerned about the dangers of Toxic Food. The biggest thing to remember after you start an organic garden is that you should never use any synthetic chemicals – like pesticides or fertilizers – when maintaining an organic garden. It is the lack of these toxins that helps produce more nutritious vegetables and protect the environment, and ensure that your food isn’t poisoning your body.

Although a completely weed-free and pest-free garden is almost impossible, no matter where you have it, there are steps that you can take to combat these common garden problems.

Maintaining an Organic Garden Without Herbicides

Weeds are often the bane of any gardener’s existence. Of all the time you spend maintaining an organic garden, much of it will be spent combating weeds. However, preventing weeds is often much easier than eradicating them.

One of the best ways to maintain an organic garden with no weeds is to spread organic mulch like EarthFood for Gardens on the ground around your plants. Wood chips, grass clippings, and straw all make excellent all-natural organic mulches. Ideally, your layer of mulch should be at least two inches thick; this will help smother budding weeds and prevent them from sprouting.

If you do happen to notice weeds sprouting up in your garden, even after you mulch, pull them up by the roots. if you spend a few minutes each day hunting and pulling weeds, these weeds can’t compete with your garden plants and rob them of necessary nutrients.


Maintaining an Organic Garden Without Pesticides

If weeds are most gardener’s biggest enemy, then pests are Public Enemy Number Two. Insects and small animals can make short work of an organic garden in no time. It’s important to stop a garden pest infestation as fast as possible, or else you may not have a garden to defend.

Instead of reaching for synthetic chemical pesticides to eradicate these creepy crawly pests, control garden pests with natural pesticides that you can whip up in your own kitchen. One effective homemade pesticide is made from ground onion, crushed garlic, and hot peppers steeped in hot water or vegetable oil. This mixture can then be strained and sprayed on your plants. Not only will it keep insects away, but it will also prevent small animals and deer from munching on your plants as well. Spreading crushed eggshells around plants can also keep snails away, and the tiny grains of diatomaceous earth have razor-sharp edges that cut through insects’ hard exoskeletons.

For a bad insect infestation in the garden, you can also introduce insect predators to the areas. Birdhouses and bat houses, for instance, can attract birds and bats, which feed on insects. Not all insects are bad either. Praying mantises, ladybugs, and lacewings feed on other insects, and they should be encouraged to live in your garden.


Maintaining an Organic Garden with Healthy Soil

Fertile soil is one of the most important aspects of a healthy garden. Test your soil periodically to determine if it’s low on nutrients.

For your organic garden, only use natural organic fertilizers, like aged manure and compost. Here are some other natural substances that can be added to your soil to add certain nutrients naturally:

Nitrogen Phosphorous Potassium
Fishmeal, Bloodmeal Bonemeal, Rock Phosphate Seaweed, Wood ash



EarthFood for gardens, made from organic bloodmeal and pure calcium montmorillonite, is also an excellent addition to any organic garden. Tilling EarthFood into your soil can help fertilize it, balance the pH, and remove toxins. For a full explanation on the benefits of EarthFood for maintaining an organic garden, read the product description below.

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EARTHFOOD Plus: A 100% Natural, All Purpose Mineral Fertilizer

Enrich the quality of your soil and you will increase the quality of your harvested produce, plants, trees, and flowers: Both common sense and science tell us so. EARTHFOOD Plus mineral fertilizer will do much more than simply enrich the quality of soils – all the while preserving soil fertility for years to come.


EARTHFOOD Plus is the premier mineral fertilizer enrichment system available, and it is the preferred soil nutrient of organic gardeners, growers, and farmers worldwide.

The use of harsh chemical fertilizers is indeed one of the very problems that plague our soil, and it turn, our foods suffer from lack of nutrients and trace minerals that both humans and animals need for optimal health. Learn more about this unfortunate chain of events in the article Nature’s Dilemma.

Ingesting foods grown with chemicals and animal dung fertilizers is nothing to ignore, and our bodies, our animals, and our soils suffer. EARTHFOOD Plus mineral fertilizer aims to make it easy for every home gardener, farmer, food producer, and preservationist to participate in saving our soil and aiding humans and animals in living a healthier physical and spiritual life.

“Foster sustainable growing with ingredients USDA approved for foods labeled organic – such as those fertilized with EARTHFOOD Plus.”


EARTHFOOD Plus Heals the Earth with the Finest Natural Nutrients

EARTHFOOD Plus is made of pure calcium montmorillonite, and the addition of organic blood meal puts the Plus in EARTHFOOD mineral fertilizer. This combination offers the earth the finest and most complete nutrients that nature can provide. EARTHFOOD Plus has been proven in numerous independent studies to grow substantially healthier plants that produce tastier harvests, especially in the realm of fruits, vegetables, and grains. This magnificent mineral fertilizer brings forth hosts of benefits to both the earth and it the crops it supports including:

  • 57 macro, micro, and trace minerals are added to depleted soils
  • Ultrafine silicates provide long term sustained releasing of nutrients
  • 12% organic blood meal ensures rapid nutrient uptake
  • Silicate adsorption properties and strong CEC
  • Slight to moderate alkalinity
  • Kills bacteria and removes toxins
  • Mega doses of calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and silica
  • Balances and controls pH while regenerating cation exchange capacity


In fact, your contribution of this all purpose mineral fertilizer will permanently revitalize the soil by adding decades of trace elements and minerals through extended nutrient releases. Rest assured Mother Nature thanks you for your long-term contribution, while you reap the immediate benefits of better, healthier, tastier, and more beautiful harvest of plants, vegetables, and flowers.


Invest in your harvest.  Make your growing sustainable with ingredients approved by the USDA for foods labeled "organic".


EARTHFOOD Plus is 100% natural and has absolutely no expiration date or storage requirements to maintain its efficacy. Generally recognized as safe and beneficial for addition to any soil, EARTHFOOD Plus mineral fertilizer is most commonly used for the following purposes.

Flower Beds & Vegetable Gardens

Ideal for use anytime during new planting or for established plants. Use approximately 4 lbs. per 100 square feet. Work the EARTHFOOD Plus into moist soil and water again thoroughly.

Potted Plants – Indoors & Outdoor

Simply apply 2 heaping tbsp. per gallon container of EARTHFOOD Plus for well-established plants. Add a bit more to batches for new plants. Gently cultivate into moist soil and then water.

Evergreen and Deciduous Fruit Trees & Shrubs

Use 1 pound for each inch of the trunk’s diameter when measured at knee height. Apply three times per year in late winter, early summer, and then again in early fall. Spread EARTHFOOD Plus over soil beneath the branches away from the trunk and cultivate it before watering thoroughly.

Invest in your harvest.  Make your growing sustainable with ingredients approved by the USDA for foods labeled "organic".