to Garden Organically
Most organic gardeners do so for one of two reasons -
to do their part in saving the earth, and to avoid harmful additives
in the foods they consume. Very often organic gardening is thought
of as a hobby practiced in backyards. The fact is that organic
gardening has become very popular over the past several years and
many people practice some form of organic gardening without even
realizing it. The practice of growing fruits and vegetables using
only natural methods is known as organic gardening. No artificial
chemicals are used for pest control, fertilizing, or weed control.
The lack of harmful chemicals on the foods your
family consumes is reason enough to practice organic gardening.
There is no harm done to the environment and you will feel as if you
are doing your part to protect our planet. You will also save
money, as natural methods of gardening cost lees than purchasing
chemicals and fertilizer. Organic gardening includes many factors.
The use of compost in place of much and fertilizer is a basic
concept in organic gardening. Only plant matter is used for
mulching and manure is used in place of chemical fertilizers.
Learning the proper techniques needed to avoid disease and grow
healthy plants is another important part of organic gardening.
The use of natural insect repellants such as ladybugs
and preying mantis is used in place of pesticides or insecticides.
If these do not live naturally in your area, you can purchase both
ladybugs and preying mantis from companies specializing in organic
gardening. Pulling weeds by hand is more beneficial than killing
them with weed killers and you will do no harm to the environment.
An organic gardener is willing to sacrifice a small portion of his
or her harvest to the bugs in order to provide their families with
natural foods free of chemicals. Organic gardening is also a great
way to recycle and conserve. Composted kitchen scraps and weeds
reduce the amount of waste that is deposited in landfills and