How To: Go green in your vegetable garden with biodegradable pots and other tips

Go green in your vegetable garden with biodegradable pots and other tips

Are you an avid gardener who tends to your plans on a daily basis? Then before you step foot outside the door today, check out this video to learn a plethora of tips for going green with your gardening.

From using biodegradable plant pots to enriching the soil with compost tea, there are lots of things you can do to be more eco-friendly and cut costs.

Use Bonnie Plants potted in their exclusive biodegradable pots that are made from natural and recycled materials. The neat thing about them is you can plant the pots with the plant! This reduces transplant shock and there are no nursery containers to throw away. Using biodegradable pots will help eliminate some of the 320 million pounds of plastic that gardeners will send to landfills this year. They've already dramatically reduced energy and petroleum required in the manufacture of plastic pots.

Use organic soil and fertilizer. For the soil, combine one part organic garden soil, one part compost, and one part builder's sand.

Synthetic fertilizers actually leach out of the soil faster than organic ones so they have to be applied often. In place of synthetic fertilizers use soft rock phosphate, green sand and cotton seed meal applied according to the manufacturer's instructions. And once a month feed your plants with fish emulsion or a compost tea.

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