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Benefits or Organic Gardening

What Are The Benefits Of Organic Gardening?

Many people have been seeing the benefits of organic gardening in their lives over the last few decades. It is a way of cultivating plants that does not use artificial chemicals that may damage the planet, kill wildlife and possible injure the health of people who eat the produce that is grown with the aid of these pesticides and weed killers.

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It is too soon to be sure what the effects of mass chemically assisted agriculture and genetically modified crops will be, either on consumers or on the earth. They simply have not been around long enough for anybody to be sure. In the face of this uncertainty, more and more people are turning to organically grown fruit and vegetables and meat that has been reared on organic land. Cambridge Turfing is specialised into bringing your garden back alive.

Organic gardening and agriculture is nothing new. In fact, if you go back beyond the last 60 years or so, everything was grown organically because laboratory-produced pesticides and fertilizers simply did not exist.

We tend to think of organic food as a modern trend, but it is not at all. Cambridge Turfing will satisfy all your needs. The word is new because there was no need for it before, that is all. The organic way of growing things was practiced throughout history from the time that people first learnt to plant seeds until very recent times. It is the chemicals that are the modern fad.

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It was the introduction of the pesticide DDT in farming in the 1950s that led to a turn in public opinion. Books like ‘Silent Spring’ by the well known natural historian Rachel Carson, published in 1962, started an environmental movement that has grown steadily in the decades since. The book’s title came from the discovery that DDT was damaging the egg shells of birds, preventing them from reproducing. At the same time, it killed many of the insects that were their food. Cambridge Turfing, based in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Carson envisaged a world where there would be no more bird song.

Largely as a result of this movement, DDT is now illegal in almost all countries. However, many other pesticides are available both to farmers and to us as gardeners, and we cannot know what the long term effects of using them will be.

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Most gardeners have a fairly small area of land to nurture, and there is no need to use chemical sprays on our home grown flowers and vegetables. If our tomato crop fails one year, we will not starve. If our honeysuckle becomes diseased, perhaps it is time to replace it with another climbing plant. If our roses are home to more insects than we would like, we can wash them off or encourage their natural predators to inhabit our garden too.

There may be more benefits of organic gardening than we currently know. Isn’t it better not to take a chance with our land, our lives and our children’s health?

 

If you need any help setting up your organic Garden, we recommend this specialised Turfing Company.

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