Revealed - Organic Gardening Changing in the 21st Century - But is it For the Best?
These people have not only expressed interest in creating wonderfully beautiful flower gardens, but also gardens full of well nourished vegetables.
Many of these gardeners follow principles which might be considered mainstream in terms of maintaining your organic garden, however, these methods are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
In years gone by, the use of chemical treatments in the form of fertilizers and pesticides were common practice and such products were and still are readily available at most garden supply shops.
As someone begins to have further involvement in the maintenance and care of their garden, they start to recognise the effects and become more aware of the damage caused by the use of such chemicals.
As a result of this, it is rapidly becoming favorable among gardeners, particularly organic gardeners, to begin using more natural practices.
These natural, organic practices originated many moons ago among certain ancient tribes who had given up hunting and gathering in pursuit of growing and maintaining their own crops to help promote the maintenance of their domesticated animals.
Basically, these practices consist of the use of materials that are naturally grown and are in the care of a garden patch.
There are no man made chemicals used in organic gardening practices.
An example of this is the use of manure and compost as a method of providing nutrients to an organic garden.
Additionally, insects that prey upon bugs that are harmful to foliage, however, do not cause any detrimental effects to the plants themselves, are placed in a garden patch to help prevent infestation problems arising.
Finally, organic gardening techniques and principles have been put in place to help protect and nourish the soil not only initially, but for a long time into the future.
Through the use of organic gardening practices, the chances of water and soil contamination are greatly reduced.
Furthermore, the production of organically grown vegetables are free of harmful chemicals and thus, much healthier for human consumption.