How To Grow Organic Vegetables In Containers
Growing vegetables in containers is a great option if you don't have much garden space or are living in a city with no garden. You can grow vegetables in pots in a backyard, balcony, rooftop garden, conservatory or patio. And they can look decorative too.
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Tips To Minimize Pests And Diseases
In our western world,
we are trained to think that we have to treat a pest or disease with
a remedy be it organic or chemical.
We should though learn to read
and interpret these pests and diseases as an indicator that something
is out of balance in our system. This way of thinking will completely
change your approach as to how you will deal with the problem. You
will have to ask yourself some questions:
Is your soil out of
balance or not suitable for a particular crop?
Maybe you need to add
more organic matter to your soil or take a soil test to see what's
lacking. Check this page to learn some important facts about soil.
Or maybe you don't have
enough beneficial insects or other creatures in your garden that will
help to keep pests in check.
You might have to increase biodiversity
and grow plants that will nourish and attract beneficial creatures or
invest into some infrastructure for all the good creatures. This can
be simple things like a log pile behind some bushes, an insect hotel,
fruit trees and bushes, a stone wall or pile or a natural pond. All
these will give home to insects, frogs, toads, hedgehogs, birds,
lizards and more....
A good organic gardener
tries to balance the system with as little interference as possible
achieving maximum results without harming the environment.