As DIY practices in home gardens become increasingly popular, the questions we have decided to address are: why choose organic cultivation? Why is it not advisable to use traditional techniques based on the use of chemical products? Many people wonder about the real advantages of cultivating organic vegetables and crops and why organic farming methods are preferred over the agricultural methods commonly used today. It is essential, therefore, to clarify, especially for those who are new to agriculture, why cultivating organically is preferred in every aspect.
Following our guides, it will be possible to cultivate naturally, healthily, and successfully in your own garden, without weakening the soil and without poisoning our food. All of this can be achieved without necessarily obtaining a degree in Agronomy.
What does organic cultivation mean?
Let’s now see what organic cultivation means. For first, organic farming does not use synthetic chemical products such as pesticides or chemical fertilizers. What a farmer using this cultivation method aims to do is simply to make use of the natural presence of organic elements in the soil. These elements will safeguard the health of the ecosystem present in the field. The farmer, therefore, should intervene in the growth process only to a limited extent and always with respect for the ecosystem.
Differences between traditional and organic farming
The main difference between traditional and organic farming lies in the production methods. Traditional farming, which began in the 1940s, is based on the introduction of pesticides in agriculture and relies on products derived from the chemical industry. Essentially, this approach has depleted the soil over time and devastated the biodiversity of gardens. It has weakened the natural defenses of the fields, based on the ecosystem’s balance, leading them to become increasingly dependent on these poisons. In contrast, organic farming uses organic fertilizers (generated by plant processes). This approach preserves the natural fertility of the soil through practices such as crop rotation. It also employs pest control methods and techniques (e.g., mulching and nettle macerate) that protect the entire ecosystem. The environmental impact is reduced to zero, and there is also a significant reduction in production costs.
What are the advantages of organic farming?
For those who choose to cultivate organically, the first and obvious advantage is having on their table a vegetable product of excellent nutritional quality and free from any chemical contamination. Additionally, by cultivating this way, you will safeguard the natural fertility of your soil, avoiding pollution caused by industrial agricultural techniques. Anyone with access to a piece of land or even a sunny balcony can engage in organic farming and take pride in bringing a unique and special product to their table, untouched by anyone else except their own hands and love.
What is Organic Cultivation?
On this blog, we will explore various topics related to organic cultivation day by day. We will discuss soil fertilization with organic substances and explore which organic fertilizers to use. We will evaluate the best biological defense techniques to counter plant adversities and we will recommend the best techniques to safeguard against excessive erosion and soil infertility.
In short, in this virtual container of ours, we will try to meet the needs of all those who want to create their own organic garden. We will provide simple theoretical knowledge and explain various agricultural and organic techniques. All the information presented here is based on a wealth of personal experience. Our goal is to help anyone who is eager to engage in truly healthy cultivation, even on a domestic scale, for pure enjoyment or passion.