For centuries, farmers relied on natural insecticides as a means to control pest infestation. However, synthetic insecticides began to be developed in the 1930s and in 1940s, DDT was introduced. Farmers began using many of these synthetic insecticides as an easier way to ensure bumper crops for commercial produce. In light of various studies throughout the years scientists have found […]
Organic gardening is generally the method of growing edible produce and decorative plants without the use of synthetic chemicals in fertilizers or in weed and pest control applications.
This type of gardening also involves the use of soil management and testing, and sometimes the use of heirloom or other varieties of low-maintenance, naturally hardy seeds.
Fruits and vegetables that have been grown using organic, natural methods, provide healthy, edible sources of nutrition that are chemical free and nontoxic to humans and pets.
Organically grown plants and flowers also add to a safer environment by lessening the toxic accumulation of conventional chemicals around the home and garden area.
For those who are interested in organic gardening, there are many organic garden products that make growing a natural garden very easy to do. The use of organic fertilizers and nontoxic pest control methods is now even simpler to use and quite effective.
You can grow organic table gardens, container gardens or herb gardens, as well as larger vegetable gardens in your backyard.
You can also develop an organic produce farm that caters to the local consumers in your area. This is a great business niche that is growing in popularity in many communities for anyone who wants to combine their love for gardening with respect for health and the environment.
Check out our instructional articles that can help you succeed in the fine art of organic gardening no matter where you live.
Have you planted your organic container garden yet? It’s still not too late! I’ve planted several in several containers this spring already. I’ve helped my 88 year old mother start her very own bucket garden just outside her garage. She’s thrilled to be able to garden again, even with lack of mobility. I’ve also helped […]
It really isn’t all that hard to learn how to make your own compost with just a little bit of knowledge. The hardest part is simply committing to making it a part of your everyday lifestyle. If you simply devise a composting system that works for your family, throw in a little personal discipline to […]
The following brief video explains what organic food certification really is all about. Certified organic foods are monitored by The United States Division of Agriculture to ensure that certain farming requirements are met by organic farmers before their produce and meats have been awarded the ‘certified’ label. There’s a lot of confusion as to what that […]
For centuries, people have been growing their own herbal medicine in order to treat many common illnesses with simple, effective and natural treatments. You, too, can grow your own indoor herbal garden for the same use. It’s quite easy and very useful to learn. Common herbal remedies can be grown, gathered, and dried. Then, can be used steeped in […]
How to compost easily and slowly translates into a low maintenance style that is especially useful to people who want long term results from their composting efforts. This method generally yields compost in six months to a year. Quick composting (step-by-step instructions found here) is perhaps a more popular method simply because of the fact that it yields results in […]
Growing house plants takes devotion and dedication. It is only natural that you wish to take them with you when you are moving to a new home. However, as living things, they will need extra protection during the move. These tips will help your green friends reach their new home safe and sound. Relocating House […]