Going 100% Organic

By Organic, I mean 0% use of any chemicals. Making our garden chemical-free. Chemicals are mainly used in fertilizers and pesticides.

I believe in going 100% natural i.e. organic. I will be explaining in detail about organic compost and composting techniques in my upcoming articles.

We will now understand what happens when we use chemical fertilizers:

Chemical fertilizers once mixed with the soil do give the desired output. However they destroy the microbial ecosystem (microbes and other organic life like insects and fungi) that live within the soil. With destruction of the organic life, the soil slowly turns impotent and becomes dependent on these chemical fertilizers forever.

From the plants’ perspective, growing in such chemically treated soil, the plants develop a very weak immune system and are not in a position to resist pests! They get affected immediately by the pests and diseases!! To protect such weak plants from pests they are further sprayed with hazardous chemical pesticides and insecticides. These pesticides along with killing the pests also kill the honeybees and other useful insects that help in pollination.

Going 100% organic is the first step towards sustainable living. With growing awareness, there are lot of organic manure and pesticide available in the market. We can easily use these instead of the chemical ones. In my upcoming articles, I’ll be discussing in detail about composting and fighting pests in an organic way!!

7 thoughts on “Going 100% Organic

  1. Well said reema. By using chemical fertilizer one not only harm flora & fauna but also ecosystem. Chemical fertilizer increase water pollution by mixing in rain water and d same pollute our river. These chemical fertilizer can not get neutralise easily and take thousand of year to get neutralise. Regular use of chemical pesticide in farm or in agriculture land make it a part of food and same food contaminates with heavy metal like lead, zinc & mercury which causes many diseases in human. I like d way u describe how chemical fertilizer destroy our ecosystem.

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  2. Reema my rose plant been attacked by pests suddenly…all along was having lot of flowers…suddenly changed…pl guide as to what has to be done..

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