Organic gardening can be a very relaxing hobby. It gives a sense of well being when they achieve a colorful show of flowers and plants. Some people go further than that, and grow their own food. The organic movement has grown in popularity in recent years, and organic food is easy to obtain at the local supermarkets, but gardeners want to do it for themselves. Organic gardening is very satisfying. In addition to organically produced flowers, you can produce fruit, vegetables and herbs that are full of flavor and you know exactly what’s gone into their creation. There is literally no finer food on earth.
Organic Gardening Uses No Chemicals
Organic gardening means no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or artificial supplements. Every gardener has done battle with garden pests, but there are natural ways of removing them. After all, it’s what previous generations had to do and they didn’t starve. You just need a bit of cunning. One trick to get rid of those annoying aphids is to plant marigolds near to your vegetable patch. Let nature do its thing, and organic gardening will be less costly and give you peace of mind. A lot of people are worried, especially parents, about the chemicals that are routinely used in our food production. Sometimes these chemicals get into the waterways. Organic gardening means your kids and the family dog or cat, can play in the garden safely in a chemical free zone.
Organic Gardening Involves a Mysterious World
Organic gardening will involve the mysterious world of compost making. This is much more interesting than grabbing a bag of chemical fertilizer. It’s not such a dark art really, you just need to know what to use and the more variety there is, then all the better. Basically, it’s a great way of using up garden and kitchen waste material. You can use your own potato and other vegetable peelings. Rose prunings will help with the texture and coffee grounds will improve the smell! Make sure all the ingredients are dry.
There are other tips for organic gardening. For the constant fight against weeds and to keep the soil healthy, you can make your own mulch by making a mixture of pine needles and grass clippings. You can also spray pests with a concoction of cooking oil, dishwasher soap and water.
Organic gardening, even if you only have a tiny patch of land, enables you to have a natural relationship with the cycle of nature and the production of food. Somewhere on the way, we all lost that, and we got used to jumping in the car to go to the soulless supermarket to buy bland food. Most of us never stop to think where it comes from and if there’s a better way. You can involve the kids in organic gardening too, encouraging them to take an interest in how food is made. They will have fun helping with the compost making and thinking up ingenious ideas on how to remove bugs. Most of all, they’ll enjoy eating the delicious food that comes from organic gardening.