Organic fertilizer usage has turned into a trend, but in the past, people were not prepared to accept the concepts of organic gardening.
Have you read the crop growing book, Ruth Stout’s How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back? in the 1955 literary masterpiece the author shared a unique scheme for making crop production more enjoyable. She told us you do not have to plow your soil every year if you can learn how to mulch. Furthermore, synthetic fertilizers aren’t necessary to start gardening. Most of what’s in this book we now understand collectively as “organic gardening”, or just, the use of natural elements to grow and maintain crops. But during that time, these notions seemed out of the ordinary.
It is hardly surprising that individuals around us are still skeptical of organic gardening systems.
With the half truths geared towards the prevalent application of synthetic fertilizers, it’s not easy for composting enthusiasts to convince individuals of the many benefits of organic systems. But when people started seeing the truth about genetic modification and how chemical fertilizer use has given birth to the need to create genetically modified organisms, the term “organic” became the “it” term of the century.
Even without the implications on how organic fertilizer schemes can alleviate the worldwide food situation, individuals have started seeing the light about the practicability of going natural all the way.
So, what does it mean to go for the natural alternatives?
Any holistic mode of horticulture that won’t disturb the fragile balance of soil properties, crop potential and the natural order of things can be categorized under an organic scheme. You must understand how to produce your own organic fertilizer system using waste matter.
Herbicides made from organic ingredients, such as blossoms or cayenne pepper, are allowed. Unnaturally created fertilizers and insecticides are banned in organic farming. Organic commodities must not contain any genetically changed components.
If you are going to go organic, you must learn to section your plots in a way that some of the soil plots can rest while the others are growing plants. It also involves planting green mulch, or plants that increase nitrogen production in the soil organically.