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Organic Container Gardening

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Think it over. Do you really want to grow commercial quality fruits and vegetables from your garden or are you growing to get the best Mother Nature can provide? If you chose the latter, consider the fastest growing form of gardening in the world? Organic Container Gardening. Container gardening is a great option even if you are not pressured for space. Organic container gardening will give you a new and interesting view on how mother nature works.

Start organic container gardening simply by modifying your perspective on how plants grow. For years, many gardeners who have accepted the fact that ?it all works together? and that the real bottom of the food chain is the soil and water have practiced organic gardening. Starting with the soil, organic gardening works with the system nature has already put in place. Therefore, since you don?t need to ?reinvent the wheel? organic gardening is easier in many ways than commercial cultivation.

When you begin organic gardening in pots you start your plants or seeds with the very best conditions. Starting with a high-quality organic potting mixture ensures that your plants have all the nutrients they need to become established. Instead of constantly trying to improve the conditions, your primary job in organic container gardening will be only to replenish the nutrients and moisture your plants have taken from the soil.

One important point to remember in organic container gardening is that you will feed the soil, not the plants. Generally, when you fertilize plants, it?s a quick fix? like a ?sugar high? that quickly fades, leaving plants high and dry and soon needing reapplication. When you practice organic container gardening, you replenish lost nutrients with composted materials. You might say that in organic gardening you help make dirt!

Decaying plant wastes such as grass clippings, leaves, produce clippings and scraps are the basics for good compost. Compost becomes humus, which is the organic component of soil. By composting vegetable matter that you normally throw in the trash or down your disposer, you put back nutrients and add enriched soil. You feed the soil, which fed the plant, which fed you. This completes the circle, and of course starts it again when you harvest the beautiful plants from your organic container garden.

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