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What is organic gardening?

Organic gardening is the growing of vegetables and fruits without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other poisonous substances often used to control pest and diseases. Often no-dig methods are used as well.

This popular method of growing plants – whether flowers of vegetables – discourages pests and diseases by growing such healthy plants that they can overcome these occurrences either naturally, or with a non-poisonous spray made from the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard. Remember, pesticides contain toxins that have only one purpose: to kill living things.

For organic gardening, fertilizer is created from compost, easily made from garden and kitchen and animal waste. This is much less harmful to the environment and ultimately, people who live in it. The unnatural use of chemical fertilizers causes such prolific green growth that it attracts pests in plague proportions. Such plants are actually so weakened by this growth spurt that their unnatural, sappy foliage cannot resist either disease or pest.

What is organic gardening?

Mulch, which is used to keep moisture in and weeds out, could be in the form of grass clippings, pine needles, fall leaves or other garden waste. Straw and Lucerne hay can also be used.

Any gardener who decides to practice organic gardening is helping to ensure the safety and health of future generations