Friday, February 22, 2008
Organic or not organic? How difficult is to make your garden an organic one? Not that difficult.
We started organic gardening some years ago and produce a mass of vegetables and garden plants with no fertilizers or insect sprays.
As long as one uses every bit of organic matter at hand from vegetable peelings to grass cuttings and other garden waste one can build up a compost pile in very little time - helped out by horse and other animal manures a rich natural substance is produced that can be forked around your plants. The taste of your vegetables and their size will reward you for all your efforts. By using your kitchen waste on the compost heap you do not have masses of smelly rubbish each week and you are using every bit of your vegetables by plowing back the parts you do not eat into the soil.
I will talk about companion planting to get rid of garden pests in another post.