Sustainable and organic gardening practices aren’t just better for the health of you and your family – but you’re also improving the health of the planet.
The concept is simple enough: go about your day, but cause as little impact to the earth and its inhabitants as you can. We talk about sustainable business, sustainable fashion, sustainable tourism and yes, sustainable gardening – it’s become somewhat of a buzzword. Organic gardening is simply a method that provides nourishment with minimal damage to the environment and doesn’t introduce any chemicals into your garden – so more or less, you’ll only be making some slight adjustments as to what you most likely already do at home.
Many gardeners prefer organic gardening methods and techniques as a way of growing lots of tasty, edible crops without the use (or need) of any man made chemicals and fertilisers. Organic growing techniques are also beneficial to wildlife, as many chemicals can create an imbalance in the natural food chain of your garden.
If you’re considering making the swap to organic gardening, other “pros” to factor into this method include:
- Creating a safer and less risky environment for native wildlife, pets or children
- Eliminating or reducing your household waste such as food scraps
- Encourage stronger plants, healthier soil and a happier ecosystem
- Save your money otherwise spent on pesticides or chemical based fertilizers
- Reduce your household’s carbon footprint
- Your fruit, vegetables and herbs will ultimately taste better
Are you sold on organic gardening yet? Great, now here’s how you get started.
How To Start Organic Gardening At Home
Get Your Soil Healthy – Natural liquid plant foods like Biotic Booster are not only a safer option for you and your family, but also act as a garden probiotic. Not only do the natural acids and elements provide nutrition to your leafy friends, but they also help to improve soil health and plant growth.
Start Composting – Recycle your food scraps and organic waste into nature’s greatest fertiliser. Introducing compost to your garden beds will help to retain moisture, protect plant roots, fend off diseases, and ultimately make the soil nutrient rich to produce better plants.
Choose The Right Plants – Make sure you do some in-depth research about what plants best suit your climate in order to give them their best shot at a healthy life in your garden. If you’re planting in the wrong season, they often don’t make the cut and require extra attention.
Collect Water – If you aren’t doing this already, consider ways to capture rainfall and reduce your reliance on tap water. Encouraging water retention in your garden and soil is also a great way to keep your plants healthy, such as regular mulching with organic materials.
Nip Weeds In The Bud – Organic gardening can quickly come undone via the use of chemical based pesticides and herbicides. The good news is that there are plenty of natural alternatives to combat these, such as Australian owned and glyphosate free BioWeed.
Recycle Waste – Once you have your composting and mulching regime downpat, make sure that you’re regularly tidying up any green waste – as it’s usually not waste at all. Since you’ve avoided using chemical based products, this can all be recycled back into your garden. Another benefit to this is a celan garden is usually a healthy and productive garden.
Where To Find More Organic Gardening Tips
Whether you’re on the hunt for more tips with how to start organic gardening at home, or further insights regarding an alternative for chemical based plant food, fertilisers or weed killers – then it’s always worth speaking to the professionals.
Here at Bioweed, we specialise in environmentally friendly gardening products, including herbicides, plant probiotics, and natural alternatives to traditional gardening solutions. Should you have any questions about how to improve the sustainability of your home, garden or agricultural crop, get in touch with us today.