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Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening, a nebulous topic, full of mystery has many definitions. No definition Is very clear or ubiquitous, as to what it means to garden organically. Many people refer to their “organic garden”, where they are feeding their plants fertilizer that contains no chemical salts. This is only partly true. In actuality, “organic gardening” isn’t just what you feed your garden, but how you treat your garden as a whole. It is a multi-function process, and only partly what your plants get fed. It involves the whole garden - flowers, trees, shrubs and lawns, as well as vegetables, fruit and herbs – all working together symbiotically. 

Organic gardening means that you are placing more of an emphasis on taking care of the soil, the microbes, and the bacteria. It means treating the soil and the growing environment as a resource to be cultivated for future generations, rather than mined for short term gain. This means providing the plants with a balanced food supply by feeding the many soil living creatures that feed on composts, manures, and other organic components. Any component of plant food that claims to be organic is not derived from chemical salts. Microbes and bacteria are very sensitive to these chemical salts. Although they grow plants very well, they simultaneously harm these important microbes, acteria, and soil borne organisms. The closer you mimic Mother Nature in your garden, the higher quality flavors and amazing smells you will notice. Roots Organics

 

Organically Done Organic gardening means that you are placing more of an emphasis on taking care of the soil, the microbes, and the bacteria. It means treating the soil and the growing environment as a resource to be cultivated for future generations, rather than mined for short term gain. This means providing the plants with a balanced food supply by feeding the many soil living creatures that feed on composts, manures, and other organic components. Any component of plant food that claims to be organic is not derived from chemical salts. Microbes and bacteria are very sensitive to these chemical salts. Although they grow plants very well, they simultaneously harm these important microbes, acteria, and soil borne organisms. The closer you mimic Mother Nature in your garden, the higher quality flavors and amazing smells you will notice.

 

Another important thing to take into consideration while gardening organically is the use of pesticides. You can feed your plants with organic components and compost throughout the entire growing season, but if you even use a chemical pesticide or anti-fungal once, your crop can no longer be considered organic. Although synthetic pesticides and anti-fungals work quickly and extremely well, they can be unhealthy for consumption. This is why we are told to wash our fruits and veggies after we buy them from the grocery store. There are organic alternatives to chemical pesticides and anti-fungal agents. Some of them even work better than their synthetic counter parts. Organic gardening involves combating pests and diseases without using pesticides that may prove harmful to human health and that of domestic and wild animals, or surrounding environment.

Organic nutrients work differently than synthetic nutrients. Synthetic nutrients are like plant steroids. They are composed of everything a plant could ever want or need, all available immediately and all the time. This creates super plants, returning huge yields. Often times, you will have to give up some flavors or aromas in order to achieve this. With organic nutrients, the components are broken down by the soil borne bacteria and fungi slowly, over time. That results in much smaller chance of nutrient burn. Also, flavors and aromas are much more prominent when plants are fed and gardened organically. The extra time and effort that you put into gardening organically, will be well worth it come harvest time!