Attract More Butterflies With Organic Gardening

For thousands of years, organic gardening has been practiced…why? Because that’s what nature intended. Chemical free gardening is what keeps our birds, bees and butterflies alive. They’re needed for our ecosystems…mandatory workers that make the world go round. Somehow, synthetic fertilizers crept into the scene and put our wildlife in serious danger. Thank goodness we’re opening our eyes again and paying attention to what we’re putting in our ground and in our bodies. Natural gardening is healing the Earth as we speak.

What do synthetic fertilizers offer besides instant gratification? Destruction and demise. Well, there is an organic fertilizer that offers the same results and that’s fish emulsion, so if the scare of not getting that instant gratification that’s keeping you from organic gardening, then it’s time to consider your other options. Natural gardening is more than just using an organic fertilizer. It involves the use of natural predators for insecticides…which is why birds and beneficial insects are so valuable. It involves organic composting and recycling. Using renewable sources to keep your garden going is all a part of keeping your garden organic, and fish emulsion is an excellent renewable source to pump into your garden.

Organic gardening does mean that you may have to tolerate a few buggers but they’re natural and as long as they aren’t causing too much damage. Chances are that nature is going to take care of itself anyway. With this in mind you may want to set some limits and standards. Try to understand the life cycles of certain pests and research natural ways to take care of the problem if nature doesn’t do it for you.

You’ll want to select your plants accordingly too. Make sure you buy varieties that are drought tolerant and disease resistant. Understanding the life cycles of certain pests can prepare you to take action and cover plants up during specific pest migration periods. Traps are a chemical free way to keep pests out of your gardens too. Organic gardening requires a little more work but it’s well worth it in the long run.

Typically, organic gardening is considered to be a practice that has to take place over long periods of time, using crop rotation and other methods to help keep microbial activity in the soil at its peak. Microbial activity is Mother Nature’s nutrient delivery service and is very important to the organic garden. Fish emulsion jump starts the process if you happen to be new at this, but a holistic, sustainable approach is greatly integrated into true organic gardening over time.

Gardening is due for its revolution. It’s already lived through a few trends which is truly sad since that’s the way it all started. Somehow society managed to bring toxic chemicals into our gardens, into our backyard food supply, and accepted it as o.k. Whoever thought that chemicals were good for us wasn’t using their noggin.

How organic gardening became an “alternative” method to gardening is beyond me. It’s just the way that it’s supposed to be. Gardening organically benefits us all, and consists of more than just using an organic fertilizer. It requires understanding how nature works, what plants to grow, and how to naturally control the pests that could potentially harm your garden. Natural predators are on your side. The birds and the butterflies are too precious to lose just because so many people are after instant gratification. Fish emulsion can fix that desire, so there’s no excuse to not “go green”. We deserve to enjoy organic gardening’s revolution, so let’s do it.