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that means the other 97 percent are
either beneficial or neutral," he says.
"Ladybugs eat aphids and other pest
insects, for instance. When you use a
broad-spectrum, manmade insecticide, you're eliminating all the insects, even the good ones."
Visit your garden in the early
morning to remove insects by hand.
Fill a cup with soapy water or insecticidal soap and drop them into the
cup. Or you can buy floating row
covers-lightweight netting-to create a barrier against insects, but this
also will prevent the good insects,
such as bees and butterflies, from
pollinating your vegetables and flowers. Weigh the pros and cons when
making your decision.

G

BU
GOOD

Think about recycling in your
garden as another way to be "green."
Use plastic milk jugs as mini-greenhouses over seeds to speed up
sprouting, or use clear plastic produce clams with a layer of soil in the
bottom to start seeds.
"The covers create a humid environment," he says. "Just be sure to
put them in a sunny spot and be
ready to transplant them when
they're a couple of inches tall. Yogurt
cups make good pots for this."
Lamp'l says that gardeners are
limited only by their imaginations
and their willingness to research
ways to be organic in the landscape.
"Between the internet, the garden television programs, podcasts
and even [websites] like Pinterest,
you can easily become more green in
your gardening practices," he says.
"Better and more-effective water use,
soil amendments, gardening without
chemicals and choosing native plants
can go a long way toward reducing
the impact on the environment. Just
think: If everyone made a few changes in their gardening approach, what
a difference it would make."
Pamela A. Keene is a freelance
writer and gardening enthusiast living in Flowery Branch.
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