What You Need to Know about Organic Home Gardening
There many people out there who have hopped onto the organic bandwagon. Of course, I say bandwagon in the most sincere way possible. Going organic definitely may give yourself and your family a lot of benefits as well as helping the environment by not supporting the use of toxic pesticides and what not. By choosing to go organic you are choosing the natural way that food was meant to be enjoyed without opting for the artificial, genetically modified route that we seem to be heading right now. Although, genetically modified food may be very important for those countries facing horrible situations of malnutrition. It’s a can of worms.
Anyway, organic food is definitely something great, so I thought I would go ahead and outline some key things you might want to learn if you’re planning to go organic. I have gone organic, and have stayed organic ever since the craze sort of started to take off back almost a decade ago. Once again, I say craze in the most positive way possible. I remember getting a bit of backlash at my restaurant when I was talking about the ‘trend’ of going organic.
The best route you can take when going organic is to do it yourself at your home. You can get organic foods from organic supermarkets and what not. However, the truly organic way is to make it yourself. Making your own food is basically as agrarian and grounded as you can get, and will be the most rewarding. That’s not to say getting the stuff from a market isn’t fine and all, but I would say for the crops you adore the most, you should go ahead and grow that stuff by the power of your own hand. Trust me, it will be so worth it when you get your beautiful home grown tomatoes or whatever vegetable or fruit your choose and make something absolutely delicious out of it.
Doing the organic gardening by your own terms is actually a lot harder than what you might think. You won’t be able to use those horrible fertilizers nor use toxic pesticides to ensure that your crop will reach a point of fruition. Yes, you will have to do a little more work than the conventional garden. Nevertheless, like I said, it will be all worth it in the end. You will have to create your own ‘fertilizer’ out of home-made compost and use natural pesticides to get rid of anything that can ruin your crop. Hell, you might even opt to get the good old scarecrow out if you’re thinking of doing a full-scale organic operation.
Weeding will also be another thing you will have to get used in an organic garden. It’s true that you will get weeds even if you do use those artificial chemicals for your garden. Although, you will be happy to know that those lovely weeds will get multiplied greatly if you go organic. This of course means you will have to do more maintenance in and around the garden getting rid of the weeds. If you enjoy weeding, that this might be more fun for you, and if you don’t – well tough luck.