If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. Strawberries are a favorite of children, due to their sweetness. And since they're so easy and fun to pick, it's also a healthy, productive, safe activity that children can assist adults with.
Add used coffee grounds to your garden soil. Coffee grounds add many nitrogenous nutrients to the soil that will benefit your plants. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
Top all your garden beds with several inches of organic mulch. This will discourage weeds from growing, add nutrients, and retain the moisture in your garden. Mulch also completes your garden, giving it a finished appearance.
Make sure you have some plastic bags around so that you can cover any muddy gardening shoes you have. This allows you to keep going, getting back to your garden quickly.
Spray your garden plants with a mixture of one part milk and six parts water, on a regular basis. This may help the plant by stopping powdery mildew from forming. You can keep this in your fridge for about three weeks. Spray your plants with this mixture daily until you see the mildew has been sufficiently controlled.
Do you want to kill weeds naturally? Layer sheets of newspaper on the surface of areas where you are trying to control weeds. Weeds need sun for growth, just like any other plant. The layers of newspaper over the weeds will block out the light and kill them. Newspapers tend to break down into compost nicely. You can then add a mulch layer right on top, so that it looks more attractive.
If aphids are an issue in your organic vegetable garden, try the old-fashioned remedy of soapy water to get rid of them. Just spray the plant's stems, leaves and buds using a light soapy water solution and follow it up using another spray of fresh and clean water.