What you eat will have a direct impact on your body and mind. Unfortunately, many vegetables and fruits from a local supermarket are sprayed with harmful pesticides, and even so-called organic crops are grown in contaminated soil. But you can grow your own fully organic foods at home or on your own land using the methods of bio-organic gardening.
The Advantages of Bio-Organics
Whatever a plant suits to sustain itself will affect the final product. For example, soil products rich in microorganisms, such as Microbz, can hold their structure. Because of this, they can retain water and nutrients. This not only uniquely feeds your plants, resulting in efficient growth, but it also promotes species biodiversity in the surrounding soil. This extends to insects and wildlife in addition to plants.
What is Bio-Organic Gardening?
For most plants, their food and water come from the soil in which they are located. But not all soil is good soil. Some contain harmful chemicals, poor mineral fertilizers and hazardous pesticides. Just like your gut and digestive system, plants require a range of “good bacteria” microorganisms to thrive, and bio-organic gardening aims to increase the number of good bacteria while reducing anything which might be harmful.
How to Build Bio-Organic Soil
There are many excellent bio soil products available. Yet you can create your own or add to an already installed product. The trick to organic gardening is to use as much variety as possible. To build rich bio-organic soil, you cause such things as:
- Local manure
- Food vegetable scraps such as potato or carrot peel
This is also known as composting. Yet, instead of traditional compost, you should aim to use only ingredients rich in organic compounds. Animal slurry and waste are essential for creating manure. This contains most of the microorganisms required, just like some probiotic drinks made for human consumption contain bacteria extracted from human waste.
Using Natural Water
One of the most essential steps for a rich bio-organic experience is the water quality you use. Tap water contains harmful chemicals and minerals such as chlorine and fluoride, at the very least. These will have a significant impact on our soil quality and, therefore, the quality of your garden. Consequently, it is best to use a fresh water supply from a clean source like a canal, stream or river. Of course, not everyone can do this. Use treated bottled water if you can, but tap water as a last resort only. It might be a good idea to filter your tap water supply.
Controlling Pests Naturally
For the best organic solution possible, you need to control pests as naturally as possible without chemicals, but you can make natural pesticide sprays. You can use nature to take care of pests for yourself. Common pests include grasshoppers, caterpillars, rats and birds. You can exploit the natural food chain and use alternative gardening methods to eradicate most of these. For example, you can plant melons next to radishes since weevils won’t move between them. Or you can place bird seeds in a specific location to divert them from your growing patch.