Organic vegetable garden
The organic vegetable garden is increasingly a reality in the lands, in the gardens and even in the balconies of Italian houses. Because it combines two primary needs, the possibility of saving money and that of producing and eating natural products.
In addition to this, organic vegetable cultivation today also represents a choice and a philosophy of life: in difficult times, in which many points of reference and certainties are less stable than we thought, the return to the cycles of the seasons, to the eternal relationship between the elements of the earth and man is a process of simplification of consumption that reassures and in some ways reassures.
The golden rules of the organic garden
Today there is a lot of talk about the organic vegetable garden, about "zero kilometer DIY vegetables". But what makes a cultivated space truly organic? The general principle is that only natural products (non-chemical or synthetic) are used in making it, both in the preparation of the soil and in the sowing and finally in the fight against pests and diseases. Few and essential rules to follow:
- Use only organic fertilizers such as manure, peat, compost.
- Select only natural seeds and seedlings (to be clear, avoid all those that have the word "Hybrid" in the package or sachet).
- Use the "vegetable rotation" technique, which differentiates the type of crop on a given space each season, allows both the natural enrichment of the soil with different elements and the non-proliferation of specific pests.
- Protect your cultivated space, beyond its size, with special natural barriers that prevent access to harmful animals.
- Use natural insecticides based on copper or sulfur.
- Absolute ban on herbicides, pesticides, chemical fertilizers.