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Organic gardening trend

Organic Gardening Trend

Everything organic is gaining popularity these days and looking at the score of benefits that it offers, it is only good that it is becoming popular. Organic gardening and organic products are becoming almost mainstream wich render them cheaper to buy to the general public, and more people who by them, the more they are cheaper. There was a time when it was restricted to speciality stores and some posh grocery store. However, times have changed and these days you can find organic produce even in supermarkets.

Things are changing and so are the trends in foods. Organic foods are no longer too expensive to be affordable. With organic foods becoming more available, their consumption is also increasing. People are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages that organic gardening has on its surroundings and the health of their environment.

Greater awareness leads to an increased demand. The rise in demand leads to an increase in production. The increased production causes the organics to become more available in affordable prices. Low prices means more consumption and the cycle continues.

The 1990s saw a dramatic increase in the sale of organic products, as much as an increase of at least 20% each year. This increase caused the organics to sell well past $9 billion at the start of year 2000. The year 2006 saw at least 7 of 10 US consumers buying organic products.

The numbers are definitely encouraging and it is certainly good news that organic practices are going nowhere.

It was twenty years or even ten years ago, you might need an explanation to understand what organic actually means and why you see it on your food label. However, today almost anybody will understand that organic would be something that is grown while not using any artificial fertilizers, hormone supplements or pesticides.

When take a deeper insight into organics, then you realise that it is in fact, a system. It is more than a simple substitution of synthetics with natural. The basic principle of any organic system is to work inside the limits of nature in order to produce healthy food.

The primary focus is on the health of the soil. If the soil is healthy and rich in nutrients, it will produce healthy plants, which will be strong enough to resist pests and diseases.

Conventional methods would call for applying chemicals in order to treat disease or to control pests. However, organic methods would look at prevention by way to improving the soil. Instead of a quick chemical fix, organic methods opt for long term improvement of the soil.

The benefits are obvious. One is not requiring any re-entry interval. In other words, you do not need to wait before entering the growing area as farmers who use poisonous pesticides do.

The water sources remain pure and uncontaminated. The advantages are many.

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