Organic Gardening

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

"Organic gardening , Learn About Herb - Get the Natural Facts! is not just the avoidance of chemicals, in the larger view, it is organic , Teak Outdoor Furniture - Where Function Meets Beauty living using nature's laws."Ā¯ I read this quote by an unknown person sometime ago and realized that my parents and others like them were organic , Mulch Your Spring Bulbs In The Fall For A Beautiful Spring Display gardeners long before the current resurrection of these principles. They didn't use chemicals on the food , Winter Injury to Trees they would feed to their children and gardening , Learn About Herb - Get the Natural Facts! was a part of daily living to ensure there was sufficient food , Guaranteed Gladioli, Summer Colour that Returns to preserve for the long winters. , Want a Garden, But Don't have Enough Dirt Or Space? Hydroponics Gardening Is The Answer! Everything was re-cycled and kitchen , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? scraps were routinely thrown onto the garden , Books About Landscaping to replenish the earth. , Preformed Ponds Manufactured from New Rubber/Plastic Composite More Durable and Resistant to Wear Organic , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 fertilizers such as manure were used and the only fertilizer on the roses , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden was bone meal. My mother and father produced the best tasting vegetables , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 and lots of them - enough to feed a family of seven throughout the winter. , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overing Pond Fish Birds, , How to Conquer Caterpillars worms, and other signs of a living earth , Introduction to Snow Blowers were welcomed into the garden. , How to Sprout

In recent times synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides have become the practice most common among commercial agricultural practices. These practices have had some undesirable results such as the loss or depletion of topsoil, land becomes less fertile, and the excessive use of pesticides has resulted in pests , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers resistant to the current chemicals resulting in the development of even stronger chemicals. Our environment , Gallica Roses is being damaged by toxic chemical spills, chemicals leaching into rivers and water , Learn About Herb Gardening - Get the Natural Facts! supplies are contaminating our drinking water, , Planting Your Garden and the effect of global , Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans for Next Spring and Ordering by Mail warming is becoming a major part of the political agenda.

Our personal diet and health is a major topic of importance as more attention is being paid to the relationship between food , Important Uses of Weeds in the Lives of People and health. Research has demonstrated that organically grown vegetables , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 are higher in vitamins and minerals than those grown with inorganic fertilizers. Gardening , Gallica Roses organically and growing , A Waste of Packaged Gold as much of our own food , Save On Outdoor Lighting And Think Solar Lights as possible is one of the steps we can take to start healing the earth , Outdoor Furniture and Glider-Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture For Your Home on which we live and in the process healing ourselves. Several key components are fundamental to the practice of organic gardening. , Easy Working With Cordless Lawn Mowers

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1. Soil. The soil , Controlling Spider Mites is kept healthy , How To Choose a Storage Shed by working with Nature , How to Find and Work With a Porch Swing Contractor To Install the Porch Swing of Your Dreams rather than against it. Practices include using organic , Orchid Care fertilizers such as manure to replenish the earth , A Waste of Packaged Gold and all refuse produced by the garden , Save Your Fish -- Heron-Proof Your Pond should be recycled back into the garden. , Need Landscape Design Help? This is The Time to Plan for Spring Organic gardening , Preformed Ponds Manufactured from New Rubber/Plastic Composite More Durable and Resistant to Wear uses all of the waste produced in the garden , Patio Design – Expanding Your Home Outdoors such as grass , How To Choose a Storage Shed clippings, leaves, and leftovers from the kitchen , Save Your Fish -- Heron-Proof Your Pond to make compost , How to Conquer Caterpillars that feeds the soil , Outdoor Furniture and Glider-Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture For Your Home and keeps it full of the nutrients necessary to grow , How To Choose a Storage Shed crops.

2. Avoid the use of all synthetic chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. Eliminating the use of chemicals in the garden , How To Choose a Storage Shed allows gardeners to not worry about children, pets, and wildlife , Save Your Fish -- Heron-Proof Your Pond coming in contact with synthetic weed , Save Your Fish -- Heron-Proof Your Pond killers and fertilizers on the lawn , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers and shrubs. , Preformed Ponds Manufactured from New Rubber/Plastic Composite More Durable and Resistant to Wear The food , Hummingbird Nesting Facts grown is pesticide-free, additive-free, and nutritious food , Guaranteed Gladioli, Summer Colour that Returns for the table.

3. Sustainability. In his book, Gardening , Lawn Care Information Organically, John Fedor defines sustainability as "the ability of a society or an ecosystem to function indefinitely without squandering the resources on which it relies."Ā¯ Organic gardening , The Advantages of Both a Liner Pond and a Preformed Pond, Rolled Up Into One Box! does this by ensuring there is no loss of nutrients or topsoil in the garden. , Patio Design – Expanding Your Home Outdoors

4. Environmental Stewardship. Gardening , Winter Injury to Trees organically means that the environment , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? benefits from the reduction in contamination of the water , Planting Your Garden supply and air , Gallica Roses pollution. It means that we provide a habitat , Winter Injury to Trees for wildlife , FREE: How You Can Make a Hypertufa Flowerpot including beneficial insects and animals.

5. Wildlife-friendly Habitats. , Winter Injury to Trees Informal areas can be created to assist wildlife , A Waste of Packaged Gold in their search for habitat , Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses where they can survive the destruction , Seeding Your Lawn, Laid Bare of many areas; destructions , Gardening as a Hobby that have now endangered many species.

6. Intensive planting. Plants , Teak Outdoor Furniture - Where Function Meets Beauty are spaced closely together to conserve water , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care and shield the soil , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers from sunlight thus helping to prevent weed , Easy Working With Cordless Lawn Mowers seeds from germinating and growing. , A Rather Shady Affair

7. Biodiversity. Biodiversity ensures that when a change , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden in growing , Want a Garden, But Don't have Enough Dirt Or Space? Hydroponics Gardening Is The Answer! conditions occurs, a single crop from a monoculture does not lead to a crop failure. The food , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light supply does not become jeopardized when a diversity of species are planted.

8. Rotating Crops. Crop rotation assists in the control against soil-borne pests , Planting Your Garden and diseases. , Controlling Spider Mites This rotation makes a difference in the productivity of the garden , Winter Injury to Trees as those diseases , The Advantages of Both a Liner Pond and a Preformed Pond, Rolled Up Into One Box! that affect the plants , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden are kept in check by the rotation of the crops to other areas of the garden. , Seeding Your Lawn, Laid Bare

9. Watering and Weeding. Rainwater can be saved to water , Need Landscape Design Help? This is The Time to Plan for Spring the garden. , Learn About Herb ing - Get the Natural Facts! Soaker hoses, drip irrigation, and watering by hand conserve water. , Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses Mulches are invaluable in both water , Introduction to Snow Blowers conservation and slowing down weed , Save On Outdoor Lighting And Think Solar Lights germination.

10. Saving Seeds. , Gardening as a Hobby Save , Butterfly House in the Flower Garden some seeds , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 from your best plants , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care when harvesting crops. Many old varieties are being lost at an alarming rate and preserving this biodiversity is important. Some of these saved seeds , Discover the Single Most Important Trick to Overwintering Pond Fish have been used to develop new strains after disaster , Tips for a Bulb-o-licious Garden has affected commonly cultivated varieties.
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Important Uses of Weeds in the Lives of People consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , Outdoor Furniture and Glider-Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture For Your Home Of Peace - Gardening , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care For The Soil, , Orchid Care Gardening , Patio Design – Expanding Your Home Outdoors For The Soul. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , Planting Your where you will find lots of free information , FREE: How You Can Make a Hypertufa Flowerpot about gardening , Save Your Fish -- Heron-Proof Your Pond for the soil , Patio Design – Expanding Your Home Outdoors and gardening , Planting Your Garden for the soul. To find out more about the book and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca Gwen Nyhus Stewart Ā© 2004 - 2005. All rights reserved.

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