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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.
Soil: Conventional fertilizers are generally soluble, making their ingredients readily available. Organic gardening relies on soil-living creatures to make food available to plants.
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.
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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