How to Garden Organically
The organic concept pervades all levels of the traditions and disciplines of horticulture. From the treatment of the soil and the building of its fertility to the outright control of pests, diseases and weeds, organic cultivation has the answers to the health of both garden and being and this DVD will show what they are and how they can be achieved.
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Whether it involves working with peat free composts or seeds which are organically produced the theory remains the same and that is that the garden and everything in it should be seen as whole- a continuous cycle of life and death for the greater good, just as it is in nature.
The watchword in organic gardening is conservation. This covers everything in he garden from the soil and its nutrients, moisture and wildlife. The film will look closely at the way we can be less dependent on outside inputs by making our own compost and recycling nutrients, saving seed and conserving water by mulching. Interplanting and companion planting for beneficial i nsects and the general health of plants in the garden will also be covered.
Whether in the kitchen garden or the herbaceous border it is possible to use successful organic methods throughout the garden and this DVD will explore what these are and how to accomplish them.
The areas covered include:
Soils management and fertility
Composts and composting
Planting and maintenance
Pest and disease control