Organic Farming 101

Organic farming means an effort to manage agriculture in as natural a way as possible. Without fertilizers and pesticides. Most growers on their own make it natural. There are many different traditions to gain inspiration from when it comes to organic farming. For example, permaculture and biodynamic cultivation. In this article, we will provide concrete tips on how to grow efficiently based on ecologically sustainable principles.

EARTH IS THE STARTING POINT

Consumer demand for eco-food is constantly increasing because of the advantages to our health. So, even those who grow on a relatively small scale can sell a portion of your surplus through, for example, markets. To grow healthy and useful plants and vegetables, the soil you use must be of high quality. Often it is important to supply nitrogen and a few other substances if you want to create optimal conditions for the plants. However, there are many alternatives to buying manure. One of the most efficient ways is always to remove the weeds. It prevents unwanted crops from establishing themselves in the soil while providing nitrogen and other nutrients to the ground.

BET ON CYCLING

A good strategy for organic farming is to have both animals and plants. Playing from, for example, hens or cows can provide manure and animals such as pigs and goats can pull roots making the soil more porous. Even household compost is an excellent addition to soil cultivation. In the field of pest control, several organic products have a good effect. Just research on the available products on your area. Some growers are also investing in growing plants that attract insects, at a safe distance from the crops you want to protect. It is also important to choose plants that enjoy the conditions of the area where you grow and which have a natural resistance.

With proper knowledge, starting your organic garden is not as impossible as it seems.