Fruit and Vegetables

Organic Garden


The growing sensitivity of consumers to environmental issues is pushing many of them to create small private gardens, where fruit, vegetables and other vegetables are strictly cultivated using natural methods. The definition "organic garden" means precisely a set of vegetables grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or herbicides. In order for a vegetable garden to be defined as such, it is not enough, however, to cultivate vegetables without adding herbicides, but it is also necessary that all the cultivation phases are carried out using "biological" methods. The plants of the organic garden must, in fact, be planted, fertilized, repotted and weeded using natural methods or manual techniques. Fertilizers must therefore exclusively include organic fertilizers, such as mature manure, compost, peat, droppings and the like, while the fight against pests and weeds must be made using existing substances in nature or by manual removal. Insects and plant pests must be fought exclusively with substances based on copper and sulfur, chemical compounds already existing in nature. In most cases, however, the cultivation of a organic garden it must be done excluding any chemical substance, even those supplied by nature. Insects and parasites can be fought, when possible, by simple manual removal, or by resorting to antagonist insects, while weeds must be eliminated by pulling them out manually or by burning them. Vegetables should also be irrigated without adding any "mineral" liquid fertilizer. Liquid mineral fertilizers are, in fact, chemical in nature. To strengthen the plants of the garden and make them more resistant to pests and diseases, it is necessary to resort to the rotation of vegetables, a rotation that prevents the proliferation of parasites typical of some plants. Diseases and pests can be kept away even when growing traditional vegetables or notoriously resistant to adversity. With the natural methods just indicated you can really manage to create a organic garden made of vegetables, fruit and vegetables, beautiful to look at and tasty to taste. In a biological way lettuce, onions, garlic, aromatic herbs can be grown, such as parsley, mint and basil, but also tomatoes, courgettes and citrus fruits. Naturally, the organic garden does not allow to have vegetables available throughout the year, but only in the seasons foreseen for their maturation. With the garden cultivated in a natural way, however, many advantages are obtained, including respect for the environment and a healthy, varied diet composed exclusively of seasonal vegetables.