Five Tricks About How to Garden Organically
Organic gardening is the way of growing vegetables and fruits with the use of things only found in nature.
Why would anyone even want to explore how to garden organically? Mainly because the resulting food from an organic garden is more healthy and not exposed to chemicals and processes commonly used in commercial farming.
1.It is pretty easy to make compost from garden and kitchen waste. Though this is a bit more time-consuming than buying prepared chemical pesticides and fertilizers, it certainly helps to put household garbage to good use and that keeps it out of landfills.
- Organic farming does not use chemicals that may have an adverse affect on your health. This is especially important when growing vegetables. Chemical companies tell us that the chemicals we use are safe if used according to direction, but research shows that even tiny amounts of poisons absorbed through the skin can cause such things as cancer, especially in children.
On the average, a child ingests four to five times more cancer-causing pesticides from foods than an adult. This can lead to various diseases later on in the child’s life. With organic gardening, these incidents are lessened.
Remember, pesticides contain stuff that have only one purpose – to kill living things.
- Organic gardening puts less stress on the surrounding environment. There are no potentially harmful chemicals being used that may cause harm.
- Cost savings. When you learn how to garden organically, you won’t be spending money on pesticides and fertilizers. Many organic recipes for the control of pests and plant diseases come straight from the kitchen cupboard. And, other plant species can be grown along your main vegetables to help control critters. An example of this is the marigold, which helps to repel aphids from vegetables.
Homemade Pest Spray
Mixing 1 tablespoon of liquid green dishwashing soap and 1 cup of cooking oil can make a cheap garden pest spray. Put 3 tablespoons of this mixture in 1 quart of water and spray on plants.
5.Using mulch from pine needles will do wonders to prevent the growth of weeds in your garden as well as help to retain moisture.
Once you have made the decision to grow organically your garden becomes part of the solution to conservation instead of part of the problem!