Telling the Meaningful Organic Gardening Tips

Organic gardening can be a bit hard to wrap your head around. It’s just that it is promoted to possess all these magical environment saving qualities, that it’s become a naturally attractive target for creators of urban legends and myths. Have you ever heard of organic gardening tips that admonish you to never leave your grass clippings lying around for instance? There are myths just like these, all generated and spread abroad by the rumor mill that just seems to like the feeling of having something original to say. Let’s look at a few creations like these that come from gardeners who seem to get a little too creative and original for their own good.

First in line is our myth that the organic garden uses no poisons. This is the feeling that is at the center of a lot of organic gardening tips out there. The only way in which organic garden applicants are better than the regular kind is that they are extracted out of plant or animal sources and not synthetic ones. This makes sure that the environmental balance does not upset any more than it has to be. It doesn’t mean that there is no toxicity involved. There are lots of organic pesticides that will kill good insects like ladybugs too. And if any birds visiting your garden happen to pick up something tainted with an organic pesticide, it will get very sick or die. It’s a kind of dangerous myth to have that organic products are not toxic.

Organic gardeners who use soil test kits to ascertain the pH value of their soil and find it a little too alkaline, read up on organic gardening tips somewhere and determine that peat moss is the natural way to realign things in their garden. It’s not erroneous to think that peat moss does acidify the soil. It’s just erroneous to think that you are doing the environment any kind of favor by using it. How on earth could peat moss harm you or your garden, you ask? It can’t harm your garden; it’ll just harm the environment. Peat bogs are wonders of nature that take up to a millennium for nature to create. It’s an important part of our ecological balance, helping purify groundwater. To just use it up as a simple soil acidity creator would be very shortsighted as a way to protect the environment. Peat moss isn’t meant to waste on our gardens like this.

And finally, do gardeners with organic leanings really believe that leaving their grass clippings lying around is harmful? Organic gardeners believe that doing so causes lawn thatch. This is an unfortunate myth; leaving your grass clippings around can only help contribute to the nitrogen needs of your soil. It’s too much watering and too much fertilizing the causes lawn thatch and not grass clippings.