Organic Gardening

Organic gardeners think of their gardens not as a separate entity from nature, but as an extension of nature’s natural system. This includes working without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and instead working with the soil, water, wildlife and even insects around the garden to cultivate and replenish the growth process.

Organic home gardens are easy to start, and there are many benefits that come with organic gardening. Here are three reasons you should start your own organic garden.

Organically Grown Food is Better for Your Health

Studies have shown that food grown organically has more of the vital minerals and nutrients that we need than food grown with synthetic pesticides. Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms that damage plants, but these chemicals can also harm humans. Continue reading

The Best Tips for Starting Your Own Organic GardenStarting your own organic garden at home can be daunting, especially if this is your first garden. Luckily, with a few tips from the pros, your garden will come to life in the most worthwhile and satisfying way in no time.

1 – Start Small

If this is your first time gardening, start small. Larger and more successful organic gardens don’t happen overnight. By starting with a simple windowsill garden or a few potted plants, you can work your way up while also building confidence.

By starting with a small garden, it minimizes the risk of overplanting, which is why many gardens tend to fail. Instead of thinking about how much of each plant you will get, think about how you can use each vegetable or fruit in terms of meals. Continue reading

For years, it is proven that a crumbly and nutritious soil is needed to yield healthy produce. Organic gardeners have done this and have achieved great, consistent results. That’s why before planting they try to find or create a soil rich in humus – decaying vegetable and animal matter – and thickly populated living organisms.

Worms and bacteria are an important requirement to a healthy soil. They are responsible for breaking down humus into plant nutrients. Using chemicals, according to organic gardeners, interferes with this complex process. In the end, the chemical interference destroys most of the organism in your soil – and your plants ultimately suffer.

Starting Your Organic Garden

A popular adage says; knowledge is the key to successful organic gardening. Many still discourage the practice of organic gardening for the reason of it being impractical and expensive. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. Organic gardening has existed even before our great grandfathers were born. Continue reading