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 […]
Category: Organic Gardening
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.
It seems logical to linger in the shade to cool off in the summer months, or to stand near a wall to warm up in chilly weather, yet we rarely think about how these effects can benefit our garden elements. Landscape experts have found ways to utilize these principles in order to make the backyard setup […]
Weather conditions in the area can have a large impact on your garden. First, you should check which plants are suitable for local climate. Local plants will require little maintenance, so there will be no need to intervene with chemicals. Also, it’s important to check the specifics for your backyard (wind and shade). The patio […]
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 […]
My newest book, The Container Food Factory: How to Grow an Organic Vegetable Garden in Containers No Matter Where You Live, is now available on Amazon Kindle here. Container gardening has become extremely popular in the last few years as novice gardeners and experienced growers alike have realized the huge potential of compact gardening techniques…no matter […]
Home gardens are usually brimming with a diverse range of bugs and plants. These can be divided into two groups – those that are beneficial and those that are pests. Beneficial plants and insects are food sources to other species. They act as pollinators, are controllers of pests and help keep the soil healthy. On the […]
You can grow pretty much any vegetable, fruit or herb that you want in a container garden, depending on the size container or pot that you use. The most important issue with this type of gardening is to provide the proper size for your planting area to support the growth needs of each plant. For […]
The best pots for container gardening can be purchased, recycled or built in a wide variety of materials, shapes and sizes. You can use really any type of container you want and it’s an opportunity for you to be inventive and reuse materials that would otherwise be discarded. Your local garden or hardware store usually offers a […]