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Organic Gardening

Horticulture is the act of growing a garden of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other ornamental plants. When we seek to achieve this act in a more natural way, success follows shortly thereafter. This is organic gardening.



While organic gardening may seem identical to permaculture, it is in fact only one aspect of it. While they share many of the same principles, permaculture also entails aquaculture, earthworks, building design and more. Organic gardening is simply the proper way to care for the gardens, orchards, fields, etc.


Methods of Organic Horticulture


The original organic garden was food forests. Before humans learned to farm, they listened to nature, and replicated it as closely as possible to achieve a higher density of edible crops through agroforestry. We are now coming full circle as a species and abandoning "conventional" ways of farming to more simple traditions in biodiversity.




Through mixed and varied ground cover and perennial planting, more species can live in a smaller spaces. Therefore organic gardening seeks to increase biodiversity in order to cut down on problematic overpopulations of plants or insects, ie "Natural Pest Control".





The main goal of organic gardening is making your soil more healthy. Other important principles are mulching, heirloom seed saving, liquid composting, solid composting, companion planting, and lunar gardening, among others.


Main differences between organic and conventional horticulture.

While organic polyculture gardening has a smaller yield of specific crops when compared to conventional monoculture farming, the crops grown are healthier and in many cases tastier. Most important of all, organic gardening requires no harmful pesticides or herbicides, as well as chemical fertilizers are no longer required.


So, if you want to be sustainable in your practices, embodying the most natural ways of growing things is the way to achieve those means.

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