Organic garden control is a way of growing a fruit and vegetable garden through the use of products or materials only found in nature.
1. DIY Compost
You can easily make your own compost directly from kitchen and garden scraps. Though this may be a bit more time-consuming than buying prepared chemical pesticides and fertilizers, it certainly helps put garbage to good use and also saves on the environment. Organic gardening compost causes less harm to the environment. Poisons are often washed into our waterways, causing death to the native fish and polluting their habitat.
2. Sustainable Organic Farming
Organic farming methods help prevent the loss of topsoil through erosion. The Soil Conservation Service says that an estimated 30 – 32 billion tons of soil erodes from United States farmlands every year.
Additionally, Organic farming methods does not use chemicals that would have an adverse affect on your health. This is especially important when they grow organic vegetables. Chemical companies tell us that the chemicals we use are safe if used according to direction, but research shows that even tiny amounts of poisons absorbed through the skin can cause such things as cancer, especially in children.
On the average, a child ingests four to five times more cancer-causing pesticides from foods than an adult. This can lead to various diseases later on in the child’s life. With organic garden control, these incidents are lessened.
Remember, pesticides contain toxins that have only one purpose – to kill living things.
3. Organic Receipes
A person doesn’t have to buy costly chemical fertilizers and pesticides to grow organic vegetables. Many organic recipes for the control of garden pests and diseases come straight from the kitchen cupboard. Sometimes other plants can be grown as a plant companion to the main crop. An example of this is the marigold, which helps to repel aphids from vegetables.
Mixing 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap and 1 cup of cooking oil can make a cheap garden pest spray. Put 3 tablespoons of this mixture in 1 quart of water and spray on plants.
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