Welcome to the debut of the "Memphis Organic Gardening" section of the Examiner. If you love to garden, and are particularly fond of the health benefits and money saving features that organic gardening can bring, you are among friends. Not only will we discuss organic vegetable gardens, but will also focus on flowers and trees, where organic practices are utilized.
We will have a variety of gardeners, from hobby to professional here, discussing their methods. We will also have photos and videos posted, including photos, submitted by readers who love to show off their beautiful gardens, so please, click on the subscribe button located above the slideshow section on this page, and enter you email information. You will then be contacted each time a new article is published. Also, the great part about it, is it's free!
With our introduction, a general explanation of organic gardening is simply, gardening without the use of synthetic fertilizers and chemicals such as pesticides. As stated, this is the general explanation of organic gardening, but it goes much further than that and includes, learning what natural fertilizers to use for different plants and soils, and in doing so, learn how they replenish the ground to a cycle of natural fertility. It also involves using plants that assist other plants in producing their yields (companion gardening), and insects and animals that promote growth and yield through pollination and fertilization.
Each of you reading this article already have many different resources of organic material at your grasp to begin organic gardening. These include, but are not limited to, decaying plant wastes, such as grass clippings, fall leaves and vegetable scraps from your kitchen. These items are used to start compost piles, which make great fertilizer for your gardens, so if you are ready to begin organic gardening, or just stay tuned to other gardeners activities and add you own, subscribe to these free articles.