In short, organic gardening is the process of gardening without using manufactured chemical substances. Okay, that statement is perhaps over-simplifying the process but you get the idea. You do things how nature intended without the influence or introduction of synthetic products. Sounds great, ey? Well, yes – except of course it’s not as easy as that. There’s a reason why most of us don’t use organic methodologies at the moment and the reason is probably simple, quite literally actually – it’s a lot easier to not do it, so why should we?
One reason people garden organically is that they believe “nature knows best.”
The organic gardener begins from the soil up, by actually feeding the soil, not the plant and therefore creating a rebirth in the life and vitality of their garden By choosing to say ‘no’ to the world of potentially harmful pesticides that may put your plants (and arguably your family) at risk, organic gardeners develop the ground (and therefore all above it) through methods that are found in nature.
Organic gardening will hell you to prevent the destruction of the topsoil, avoid water pollution and any soil contamination. It is kind to insects, birds, critters and other organisms that are beneficial to your soil. It will also eliminate pesticides and fungicide traces on food that can be found in synthetic fertilizers.
There has been a paper by the Soil Association, who conducted a full review of all the nutritional information that could be found that compared the vitamin and mineral content of conventionally grown food against that produced organically. They discovered that, “on average, organic food contains higher levels of Vitamin C and essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and chromium.”
This independent review of the evidence concluded that Organic crops had far greater levels of all 21 nutrients analyzed compared with conventionally produced foods including-
- Iron (21% more)
- Phosphorous (14% more).
- Vitamin C (27% more)
- Magnesium (29% more)
This research demonstrated there is no substitution for organically produced food when discussed related to the health of those that consume the products.
So, what are you waiting for? If you want a healthier garden and a healthier family, start your organic garden now!
If you’d like a great starter set to get you going then check out the below:
If you’d like some seeds to kick-start your organic garden, take a look at this:
Finally, if you’d like to check out a great video which goes over the basics of a DIY Organic Garden then you could do a lot worse than check out the below video from YouTube: