Organic Soil Care

Reduced to its basics, organic gardening is a system of maintaining the soil's fertility by replenishing it, not with chemicals, but with organic materials in the form of humus and compost Organic gardening stays true to the natural life cycle in which soil, water, plants and animal life all work in harmony, one having a part in the nourishment of the others.

When decomposed plant and animal remains are returned to the earth, they help produce healthy soil structure and good aeration. This in turn results in good drainage and water and nutrient retention. Plants thrive in this environment, with the oxygen present in the loose soil structure being used by the microog-anisms therein to burn organic matter, releasing carbon dioxide and nutrients needed by plants.

Organic gardening is almost as old as the earth itself. Our current system, however, was developed early in the twentieth century by Sir Albert Howard, an English agricultural expert working in India. It was not until the 1940s that this system reached the United States, introduced by Jerome I. Rodale. He attracted a loyal group of followers who believed in the importance of good soil.

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Growing Vegetables In Containers For Beginners

Growing Vegetables In Containers For Beginners

Start Saving Money By Discovering How To Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables At Home From Start To Finish. Container gardening does not have to be expensive. With a bit of imagination you can reuse containers and items that are around your home and start your own container garden on a minimal budget. Of course, if you prefer you can buy containers from the store and make your container garden a feature in your home.

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