We all are aware of the fact that good nutritious food is one of the
essentials for a healthy living. There is surely something missing in the food
that we intake that makes our bodies so susceptible to deadly diseases. This
could be one of the reasons why most people prefer to have organic fruits and
vegetables these days.
The ill effects caused by chemicals used in fertilizers and pesticides are
multiple. Most plant fertilizers that are available off the shelves in the
market today are harbinger of deadly diseases and have shown to have long- term
Organic gardening on the other hand is devoid of any dangers associated with
health. This is because organic gardening is only done with natural products. No
costly chemicals are used for treating the plants or warding off the insects.
The organic method of gardening on the contrary has a more preventive approach.
Rather than spraying harmful chemicals on the plants organic gardening involves
putting up nets, meshes and fences that can keep damage- causing insects at bay.
Farmers who resort to organic gardening use manure and fertilizers composed
out of the kitchen waste. This has a twofold benefit. Firstly it cuts down the
cost that one incurs on the expensive fertilizers and secondly natural
fertilizers are congenial both for the health as well as the soil. Natural
fertilizers are both biodegradable as well as environmental friendly.
Companion planting is another effective form of organic gardening and is done
by growing two or more plants that will enhance each other’s growth. For example
it is quite beneficial to grow marigold along with vegetables since marigolds
repel aphids from the vegetables.
With a little bit of skill and diligence we can make our own pest control
sprays at home. Garlic sprays are very effective in combating insects and have
no side effects at all. Similarly dishwashing soap mixed with cooking oil makes
an excellent pest control spray.
Regular crop rotation, mulching and turning up the soil also ensures that the
soil is healthy for the growth of plants. Organic gardeners also adopt measures
to avoid soil erosion thus keeping the soil rich in nutrients.
Organic gardening is thus a very positive method of gardening from every
angle that we can analyze. It is cost- effective, as it does not involve the use
of expensive sprays and chemicals. At the same time organic gardening does not
contaminate our surroundings directly or indirectly when compared to pesticides
that penetrate the waterways through the soil and pollute the habitat.
It is therefore needless to mention that an organic gardener certainly has
your best interests in mind. It is now upon you to choose the kind of life that
you want to lead. If you are a serious health freak then you will definitely
make a conscious effort to switch over to organic food. After all isn’t it so
obvious from the points mentioned above that the aim of organic gardening is to
bring about a peaceful and yet unencumbered co-existence of plants, humans and