Organic gardening is a system that is used to grow plants using natural methods of fertilization, pest and disease control along with planting plants that can benefit each other. Growing your own organic garden is not that hard to do, and you will be surprised at the high yields of fruits and vegetables that can be produced. Techniques like succession and companion planting are very beneficial to this method of gardening.
Organic gardening is done the same way as nature does in the wild, naturally. Growth, death and decay are the principals behind good nutritious soil. In the forest plants live and die. Insects, worms and animals consume them and release nutrients back into the soil. The nutrients are then consumed by plant life. There is no need for chemical fertilizers in a natural environment. Nature also has a way of controlling insects with natural predators and parasites.
Organic gardening is basically the same as these natural cycles with one exception. When you harvest the crops from your garden you are removing them and not letting them decompose back into the soil, as nature would have done. So, you will need to add organic materials back into the soil. This can be done by simply composting.
It's All About the Soil
All plants grown in soil depend on it for all the air, water, nutrients, and structure they need to grow strong and resist disease and pests. Soil is your gardens foundation. Take care of your soil properly and your plants will flourish and provide you with an abundant supply of fruits and vegetables.