May 09, 2012
Organic gardening is one of the most popular of all gardening methods. Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary defines organic as: of, relating to, or derived from living organisms. So basically, going organic means you garden without the use of chemical herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, or fertilizers.
Composting to improve soil nutrients and texture, and mulching to conserve moisture and combat weeds are two of the most popular organic practices. But, did you know insect pests and various plant diseases can be controlled in safe, natural ways? Organic gardening is not designed to completely eliminate all garden problems. Rather, it is aimed at creating a balanced and healthy natural environment.
Organic gardening practices are nothing new to my family. My parents and grandparents always used organic methods whenever possible to cope with common gardening issues. Things like pest and disease control, water and soil conservation, and weed suppression are all possible without the use of chemicals. There are many books on organic gardening at MCPL. So, come in and check one out today, and start growing the organic way.
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