mom. Organic Gardening. December 15th , 2017.
Organic mulch, when used properly can give plenty benefits to your vegetable garden. It’s capable to retain moisture in the soil very well, protect the soil from rapid changes of temperatures, as well as improve the structure of the soil.A 3-6 inches layer of mulch will prevent soil erosion and compaction from heavy rains.
The nutrient-rich organic mulch will break down, decompose and add "organic matter" to the soil. Organics matter is the fuel of the soil thus supports the natural organisms living in the soil. It improves soil structure and convert organic/natural nutrients exist in it, allowing plants to get benefit from.
These are just some of many benefits invisible to our eyes. It makes a healthy environment where the plants can grow and produce thriving crops. Not only produce healthier crops, organic gardening methods also help to prevent air and water pollution.
The multi-advantage organic mulch can be used to suppress the growth of weeds, but it does more than that. Beside it’s capability to improve the condition of soil, it’s also capable to prevent diseases to happen on plants by keeping away disease-carrying spores to splash onto the plants from rainfall and watering.
There are two common ways of mulching methods: organic and inorganic. The inorganic mulching includes mulch made of inorganic materials such as plastic. This method does more harm than good. This is the explanation: covering your soil with plastic material can increase the temperature of the soil. Not only this will harm your plants, the hot temperature also harm natural organisms live within the soil.
Rich Organic mulch consists of organic materials, such as straw, wood chips, garden debris, and composted yard. As organic materials, they will break down eventually and become part of the soil, giving the soil food web fuel to produce nutrients. Not only a better option, the useful organic mulch is cheaper and can be produced at your home using organic materials available in everyday life.
Truly a healthy and environment-friendly way of gardening, it’s a way for your vegetable garden to be in harmony with mother nature.
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