Organic Gardening - Soil
There has been increasing interest in the subject of organic gardening in recent years. It is now commonplace to find organic fruit and vegetables for sale at your local greengrocer and organic food is widely acclaimed for not only its health benefits, but also for its superior taste. However, organic gardening is not just about growing fruit and vegetables. It represents a major shift in attitude towards gardening and embraces a wider philosophy of how we take care of the earth and its resources – the ethics and practice of this approach form the basis of permaculture. Organic gardening uses natural soil improvement techniques to build healthy soil and grow strong, pest- and disease-resistant plants that are climatically suitable and do not need to be maintained by constant spraying.