The biggest of the little secrets of organic gardening is that there is no difference with conventional gardening. You heard right! There is no difference, well, a slight difference. The point is, regardless of whether it is an organic garden or not, you need to make a plan of your garden and then stick to it. We will see in this article some of the similarities and differences between the two.
It is important for you to understand that a proper plan is necessary for a successful garden. If you speak with more experienced gardeners, one of the first things they will tell you is to have a plan for your garden. For example, the first step would be to determine the location of the garden and its size. Then you would have to figure out what type of plants you want to grow: trees, fruits, vegetables, flowers, or a mixture of all of those.
Once these decisions are made, we need to determine what the spacing of the seedling lines will be and know the compatibility of plants and vegetables with each other. This step is no less important for a classic garden than for an organic garden.
The reason is that some plants require more nutrients, more sunlight, or more water in order to flower. If the plants are not compatible, it could cause a real war between them, which could destroy your garden in which only the surviving plants would remain. Once again this rule does not only apply to traditional non-organic gardens.
Now let’s take a look at some of the differences between organic and classic cultivation. Frankly, the biggest difference will be in the type of products used: fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and any other products to maintain your garden.
If you have chosen not to do your garden organically then you will be more inclined to use artificial products made from chemicals. However, if you decide to use natural products you will turn to compounds more compatible with “Mother Nature” such as mulch, wood chips, sawdust, leaves, mowing residues, etc.
As you can see, you don’t have to be a biologist or a physicist to have a garden. However, it would be interesting for you to take the time to learn about the organic garden, because although the differences are subtle, they are very present.