Organic gardening is an activity that has become a craze and is on the lips of many people today, however how many of them really know just what it is? Well, to put simply, organic gardening uses animal or vegetable fertilizers instead of synthetic fertilizers to guarantee the health and high quality of plants and vegetables. The crops are naturally developed because no artificial pesticides or insecticides are use to protect them from insects or prompt their growth.
Instead of using industrial insecticides to keep the plants healthy and make them flourish, organic gardening uses natural pest control. That means that natural substances as well as beneficial insects are used to ward off pests that are prone to attacking plants and vegetables.
With organic gardening, there are a few important things to always remember:
– It is always important to try and increase the natural health of the soil you are planting in. One way to do this is to add natural composting materials to it so it continues to get the nutrients it needs, and will subsequently feed the plants growing there.
– Choosing the appropriate plants for your organic garden is also an important factor in ensuring you get successful growth. Make sure you work with plants that thrive in your kind of environment and grow well amongst the other types of foliage you have.
– Organic gardening focuses on working with nature to produce a healthy garden with healthy soil. It is always important to remember that organic gardening relies on natural products and elements of nature to help the plants grow healthily.
Although organic gardening is not really a new concept, it is slowly being revived and is resurfacing after many years of being kept in the dark by chemical gardening. For a long time, chemically grown plants were the order of the day. In fact, farming became a chemical-based activity in the 1840s after scientists in a lab discovered that plants could actually grow in test tubes filled with chemicals. Because it was cheaper and easier to use chemicals to grow the plants, farming just evolved into that kind of activity. However, after people realized that there was more harm than good being done by chemically grown plants, organic gardening started to show its face again.
There are several benefits to organic gardening, including the following:
– There are higher levels of essential vitamins and nutrients in organically grown food compared to food that is chemically grown. This means your organic vegetables and fruits will stand a better chance of helping you fight disease than the ones grown with chemicals.
– Consuming organically grown food reduces the intake of harmful products like pesticides, fertilizers and growth hormones. Of course, this results in safer food consumption and subsequently a much healthier body.
– Organic gardening results in fruits and vegetables that actually taste better than those that are chemically grown.
There are various growing techniques that can be employed in organic gardening, and in terms of making the soil healthy, kitchen scraps can be used for fertilizing or composting.
If you happen to be interested in a healthier way of eating as well as gardening, you should consider organic gardening as your first option, because your plants, family and the environment will be healthier in general as a result. In a time where ill health is being caused by all sorts of synthetic products, your best bet would be to go the natural and healthy way by doing gardening on your own.
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