Gardening is mankind’s way of bypassing nature so we can grow plants our way. But it’s not natural . In nature there is no digging to prepare the soil. There are no artificial fertilisers and pesticides. In the natural world there’s a balance that keeps life ticking over at a steady rate.
Fecently, by which I mean in the last few few centuries, we’ve become more dependant upon machines and chemicals and less on the natural processes. In fact we have fought nature and are losing the battle.
I’m not a dyed in the wool organic grower, but I do believe we need to adopt a softer approach to gardening and farming. We need to cut our dependence on the artificially produced chemicals and rely on the chemicals nature uses.
Processes & Techniques
Processes such as photosynthesis are chemical based. The plants use water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to produce growth via a pure chemical process. And we now need to use technology to emulate these processes in preference to using manufactured chemicals.
And the way to do this is via gardening techniques that emulate nature. That’s what this section is about.
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