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Organic gardening is the best way to protect nature and nurture our health. I think everyone wants to pick fruits and vegetables from his  healthy little garden. Natural gardening is an excellent solution to ensure healthy fruits and vegetables without toxic residues throughout the culture. This activity is based on a principle very well defined: Using farming techniques to protect the environment and ecosystem. Also a better management of natural resources such as water and using natural fertilizers instead of the chemical ones and pesticides. Following this principle of nature we can achieve a balance in the ecosystem to benefit the environment.

Golden rules for organic gardening:

An organic garden always start by improving the substrate, meaning improving soil properties. In the case of poor soil, we will have to add organic matter to the soil to maintain high fertility. More specifically, we need to feed the soil with compost several times a year to produce humus and green manure (clover, lupine, spinach). Composting at home you can obtain vegetable waste (twigs, dead leaves, grasses, residues vegetative organs), kitchen waste (fruit and vegetable peelings, egg shells crushed), or household waste (used tea bags, quantities of small torn paper, animal hair). All of them will be placed in a corner of the garden, and it will regularly be watered. After a few months, it will be good compost soil by protecting it and feeding it.
Biological insecticides.
In parallel with good and beneficial bacteria, other harmful parasites will grow in the garden. So in your garden you should eliminate weeds and insects whose propagation should be limited if not they will destroy the crops.
Balance and mastering essential.
For each parasite there is one well-established bio-insecticide: liquid black soap can fight lice; a solution based Bacillus thuringiensis quickly remove ticks; snails can be fooled by adding lettuce leaf debris evening around plants. Also canola oil and baking soda are considered bio-pesticides.
In order for the plants in your garden to be healthier, choose varieties resistant to disease and excessive environmental conditions. Most diseases occur due to high air humidity and poor circulation. Teas of horsetail, chamomile and nettle combat a range of diseases that appear in organic crops. Encourage natural enemies of insect pest occurrence, insects like ladybugs are very useful in the garden.
Weeds can create more trouble in the organic garden. Organic mulch acts as a barrier against weeds as the two activities of seasonal breeding and manual weeding.

Organic gardening can cost you more time and sacrifice, but certainly  is very well rewarded. What can be better than a kitchen table full of organic vegetables that your garden produced?

 

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