What Is Alternative Gardening?
Many of us who think of gardening organically, seem to have images of bearded human warriors who will dedicate their whole life to working on their vegetable gardens. This maybe a great way for someone to live, but for the average person, this maybe quite impossible. Especially when you work in the factors such as having job, and having a mortgage to pay off.
When you grow food, many see it as a skill, in other words the tend to associated it with either a lot of work, or a form of art. What if there was a technique that was easy to use, and gives those who lead a busy life, a chance to grow vegetables in their garden. Alternative gardening, may just be the solution to those who may not have the time to grow a vegetable garden. This is a convenient, modern day way of making and creating a vegetable plot.
There are a few changes that you will need to make in order to use this gardening method. These methods will ultimately change the way you do your gardening and grow your vegetables. The way alternative gardening is different is for one, you will need to plant a lot more plants into your garden to fill up the spaces. The second part is, you will never have to dig up any soil. The third part is, you will have to increase your level of composting that you will use in your garden, because composting is an essential part in making this type of gardening work.
Once you adopt these strategies, you will start to notice dramatic changes within your garden. One of these changes that you will notice is that the garden will start to take a form of its own. Your weeds will stop appearing and ruin your garden, and your plants will start to live for a lot longer. Your plants will also require less water, thanks to changing your garden into an alternative gardening system, and you will most likely be harvesting almost every day of the year.
Knowing how this works, is all based on science, and the method used as by ecologist. What you will find, when implementing the strategies used for this style of gardening is that using science in your method of building and creating plants, is the best way to create and grow plants. This method has been adopted by creating an ecosystem that is made up of plants that are edible. This plants that are now in this environment will react and behave in the same way as it does in its own natural habitat.
Once you start alternative gardening, you will notice that there is very little work to do on your behalf. You will be doing little work to maintain your garden, as your plants are getting all the materials and nutrients that it needs, because of the way you have set up your plants. You will also become more of an observer than a gardener, as the vegetable garden is doing all the work for you.