The basics of organic gardening


Organic gardening is gardening with nature and not against it. Organic farming methods respect the soil, plants ... and the consumer. They appeal to the species of vegetables and well adapted to local soil fruits.

Not to tire the floor, they practice crop rotation and ask the’using natural aids to protect crops against predators and parasites.

The earth living environment

The gardener organic produces its flowers, fruits and vegetables considering the earth not as an inert support but as a living element. To avoid disrupting its many microorganisms, it uses the right tools (Grelinette, aérabêche, biobêche) and treatment "natural" products (eg purins plants based’nettle, from Comfrey or horsetail).

Being treated with preventive or curative products "sweet", vegetables and organic fruits should be chosen among the most resistant species to disease. Their locally guarantee a good adaptation to regional climatic conditions.

Another principle of good organic gardener not waste anything. Whether you sow the seeds one by one rather than handle up rainwater that will recover (barrel under a gutter, underground tank, basin). All precious "waste" plants (vines of’peeling vegetables, mowing falls, prunings fruit trees) will be made punch to provide a free and natural fertilizer. Finally, by sowing green manure (Legumes) To be buried in soil, humus we enrich without using chemical fertilizers made from petroleum.

Protection of "soft" methods


To fight against the "bad" herbs (Which are often good herbs of unknown properties) will be called upon to Mulching or mulch instead of herbicides that pollute groundwater.

By promoting crop biodiversity and habitats of the garden, it will attract animals 'protectors' crop: birds, hedgehogs, ladybirds, hoverflies, beetles, bats, etc.

Respect and curiosity

The key word that summarizes the behavior of organic gardener perfect is "respect." Respect the soil, air, the seasons, the rhythm of nature ...

Finally, the organic gardener will document regularly in newspapers and books to keep abreast of economic and ecological cultivation methods, while keeping an eye on the old techniques. In addition to’fashion, eating organic fruits and vegetables is a great way to stay healthy. Because of’According to the doctors, pesticides and chemical fertilizers are partly responsible for many autoimmune diseases and hormone-dependent (lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, cancer ...).

Organic gardening to keep fit and protect natural resources (soil and water) for future generations!

Pierrick Gardener