|One Vital Aspect Of Organic Gardening Is Feeding the Soil|
By Graham Williams
July 30, 2008
When you start organic gardening most people just do not realize just how
important feeding the soil is. Do you know how important it is?
Here is an important aspect of organic gardening and I'm sure that you will relate to it
very well. Just imagine this, you are famished, you are waiting to be fed, you
also have not bathed. The thing is you have spent so much time taking care of
others and working, so much so you have not had time to look after yourself.
Just think how you would feel? For a certain amount of time, you might be able
to accept this. You may still carry on for a while and ask for nothing in
return. But as the days pass by, you will feel the negative effect this is
having on you. So much so, the effect on you would be that you will not have the
energy you once had. You would grow weaker and weaker, until you could no longer
carry on the way you used to
Now ask yourself, how is this related to the organic method of gardening? Well
that is easy, you should compare this to the state of the soil. Soil is very
important in this type and for all other types of gardening. The soil is the
base for everything. It is the bed, or the home of your plants
Depending on where you are located, the soil that you will have to work with
will vary to a high degree. What you will need to do when choosing what you are
going to grow, is only plant anything that is suitable to the soil you have
available to you. When you have picked the right kind, then you are now on you
way to the first steps of your gardening adventure using the organic method.
As said above, the soil must never be left untended. It must never go hungry. Or
else, what happened in the example above will also happen to the soil. You need
to constantly feed soil. You have to bathe it and you need to take care of it,
just like how you would tend to yourself.
You will know from your school days that the soil needs water, sunlight and air.
But if you do everything organically now. Does it make out any difference? Yes,
it makes a lot of difference. Although you still have to feed your soil and the
plants water, you will have to add something else. Whet you will need to add is
organic waste placed in the soil.
Have you ever heard of composting? This is the process where you culminate
decaying natural material like leaves, grasses, peelings of fruits or
vegetables, even manure and fish heads, all these will act as you soils to act
as fertilizer. This is the organic remember? You if you follow this way you
cannot resort to anything synthetic.
Not only are you going to feed the soil, you also have to attend to it
regularly. Mulching is like massaging the soil to keep its shape. This way, you
will be able to get rid of the pests that your soil has got through the coming
days or months.
By doing this it will actually help you prevent getting far bigger problems in
your garden. There are many types of soil that you will find, they need
different types of care and attention. As an example, clay can hold up water
better than the sandy kind of soil. You will need to know these kind of details,
so you will to be able to improve on your organic gardening adventure.
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