Organics - About
Organic gardening is a system that is used to grow plants
using natural methods of fertilization, pest and disease control along with
planting plants that can benefit each other. Growing your own organic garden is
not that hard to do, and you will be surprised at the high yields of fruits and
vegetables that can be produced. Techniques like succession and companion
planting are very beneficial to this method of gardening.
Organic gardening is done the same way as nature does
in the wild, naturally. Growth, death and decay are the principals behind good
nutritious soil. In the forest plants live and die. Insects, worms and animals
consume them and release nutrients back into the soil. The nutrients are then
consumed by plant life. There is no need for chemical fertilizers in a natural
environment. Nature also has a way of controlling insects with natural
predators and parasites.
Organic gardening is basically the same as these natural
cycles with one exception. When you harvest the crops from your garden you are
removing them and not letting them decompose back into the soil, as nature
would have done. So, you will need to add organic materials back into the soil.
This can be done by simply composting.
It's All About the Soil
All plants grown in soil depend on it for all the air,
water, nutrients, and structure they need to grow strong and resist disease and
pests. Soil is your gardens foundation. Take care of your soil properly and
your plants will flourish and provide you with an abundant supply of fruits and