Grow Healthy Vegetables with Organic Gardening
Organic Garden Basics
Organic gardening is not just about replacing harmful fertilizers and pesticides with natural alternatives. The art of organic gardening involves both theory and practice.
The organic approach acknowledges the complexity of the natural world and aims to work within these systems.
Natural pest control: Organic gardening aims to attract natural pest controllers to your garden. Ladybeetles, birds, and frogs all help to keep pests such as aphids, snails and insects in check in your garden. Other methods such as barriers and traps, disease and pest resistant plant varieties, and crop rotation also provide natural alternatives to pest control.
Managing Weeds: Weeds are a valuable composting resource but can also compete with other plants in your garden for food and water. Options such as hoeing, mulching or the use of solar heat are natural alternatives commonly used in an organic garden.
The environment: By minimizing the impact on the environment organic gardening can help make a positive contribution to environmental sustainability. This means recycling and reusing, providing habitats for natural wildlife and the use of sustainable practices.
Organic Gardening Benefits
Organic gardening has a lot to offer your self and your family.
By growing your own organic fruit, herbs vegetables, etc you can guarantee your food is as healthy as it can be. You can also enjoy a wider range of food that is also nutritionally superior with respect to vital ingredients such as vitamin C.
Organic gardening methods also avoid using any chemical or synthetic pesticides, helping to ensure your family and the wider community and wildlife can enjoy your garden in safety.
Modern farming and gardening practices have invariably harmed the natural flora and fauna found in our gardens. Working in harmony with the natural environment is a fundamental part of organic gardening. Careful managemt can help to return natural wildlife such as birds, frogs, and other beneficial species. Organic gardens support a wider variety of natural creatures than conventional farms and gardens.
Environmental pollution is also a growing problem in our cities and rural areas. Organic gardening encourages recycling and utilization of items often discarded as unusable. Sustainable, cost-effective land use and reduced pollution can all be achieved from simple to implement organic practices, for example, making compost can eliminate the need for costly fertilizers and soil additives as well as re-using kitchen and household waste that may have previously been discarded.
Basic Organic Gardening Tips
- Make the garden wildlife-friendly, encourage natural wildlife pest controls
- Distinguish pests from predators
- Prioritize soil care
- Create a compost system to feed the soil
- Reuse and recycle
- Use organically grown seeds
- Consider the environment when landscaping
- Consider a rainwater tank and utilize recycled “grey” water
- Make use of the latest scientific principles
- Stop using artificial fertilizers
- Control weeds naturally without harmful herbicides
- Embrace genetic diversity
Taste the Difference in Homegrown Produce
Home-grown vegetables and fresh leaves make a perfect meal for the family. Gardening is a way to grow hygienic, healthy, and high-quality food within the walls of the home; however, the passion for fresh food can also be accomplished through in-house greenhouses.
By growing fresh food in your greenhouse, you will actually be creating an eco-friendly atmosphere around your house that’s likely to provide you not only with the food but also oxygen and timeless scents during all four seasons.
When you grow your goods yourself, you actually cut down on the monthly expenses as well as on energy consumption. The fact is that all products sold on the market may have been grown in the field and then they are distributed to the market where they are tucked away for hours and even weeks. Gradually, they lose their nutrients due to the fact that their freshness is comprised when they travel from field to farm and from farm to retailers.
The stores do keep all vegetables and fruits in a safe and cool environment yet it doesn’t help much in keeping up their freshness and taste. Traveling to the store to purchase the food is another hassle that makes you drive sometimes miles away from your home. The solution to all these hurdles is simple, grow vegetables in the garden or on a larger scale in a greenhouse, and produce your food yourself.
Make the most of the health benefits that it has to offer to your family and keep up on growing them for years to come, involving your family from a young age so they too will have the basic skills and knowledge to grow fruit and vegetables as they get older.
Permaculture Gardens Taking Root
Permaculture gardens use practices and techniques that combine the best out of a variety of gardening techniques including edible landscaping, wildlife gardening, and native plant cultivation so that gardens can be turned into a system that is self-contained, productive, and low-maintenance.
With the growing awareness of sustainability, it is best to create a garden landscape that mimics nature, so that space is used wisely and material is recycled, which is the basis of the idea that surrounds permaculture.
There are, however, many different approaches to permaculture, one of which is known as the Keyhole Garden. The Keyhole Garden is best for those who only have a small space to work with, and want to be able to access their garden from all sides. It is common for these gardens to be shaped in a circular or horseshoe pattern, with raised beds so that you do not have to bend over too much.
Another popular form of permaculture gardening is taking the available space you have and using it at your disposal by creating vertical gardening opportunities out of trellises or a hanging garden. The basic premise is to make full use of all space and keeping the plants that need the most maintenance closest to you.
The main focus of a healthy
permaculture garden is excellent soil that contains insects and
worms so that the soil stays healthy for plants. All wastes from
the gardens can then be used as fertilizer for other parts of your