Organic Soil

Organic gardening is much the same as any other form except it's done without the use of dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and chemical fertilisers.

Improving the Soil

There is still soil to be dug and turned, fed and enriched, worked and improved. It all has to be done naturally, which is common sense really. Your soil is the medium that will house and nurture your plants, food crops, trees, herbs and shrubs.

The common sense part of organic gardening (and farming, for that matter) is ensuring that your soil is as healthy as it can be.

Healthy soil has a good crumb structure, the right balance of acid and alkalai, plenty of natural organic material distributed within it, a healthy supply of good soil-loving bacteria, worms to aerate it and enough grit for drainage.

Piling it Up

Every year, the addition of manure, or better, well rotted compost dug into the soil will work wonders in preserving the soil's balance, adding natural, beneficial nutrients at the same time.

Plants or crops grown on organic soil are healthier and more disease resistant than those grown on artificially fertilised and chemically treated soil. Crops grown on healthy, organic soil contain higher levels of nutrients, vitamins and minerals than their intensively farmed counterparts.

But most importantly, food crops grown in organic soil are free of harmful chemicals.

Don't you owe it to your children to give them a healthy start in life and feed them only on organically grown food?

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