Organic Growing

Organic growing has also been referred to as organic horticulture and is basically the science of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers by using essential organic elements in the soil. There are several different types of organic growing or gardening systems. This process of growing is based on thousands of years of study and research and involves a more naturalistic approach to growing that takes place over a period of time. This is holistic approach.

Biodynamic farming is an organic approach to growing and is based on the teaching of Rudolf Steiner. Later the Japanese writer and farmer, Masanobu Fukuoka invented a no till system for small-scale grain production. This system of organic growing was Natural Farming.

Those growers who follow an organic growing system believe that a garden is more than a means of providing food. They feel that a good garden is a good indicator of what a community could be like. Everyone could be growing and eating healthy food, be it in a large-scale garden or just a small container in his or her back yard. A small garden could sustain your family and provide you with a great deal of food.

One major difference between chemical growing and organic growing is the approach to pest control. In chemical growing, chemicals are sprayed on the plants or vegetables to get rid of the pests, essentially killing the pests so that they don’t return. Organic growers believe in some pest control, but they also take the long approach. They allow for a small amount of pest damage. They feel that some pests do allow for healthy growing of the fruit or plant. They take action to fight against pests but changing the location of their crops each year so that the same pests do not infect the crop year after year.

There are numerous stores now that sell organic foods. If you are interested in growing your own organic foods then there are hundreds of books on the market today that will help you get started.