Basic Introduction to Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is a delightful way to pass the seasons.  Although a relaxing hobby, some do experience frustration as they do not get the results they intended.  There are a few qualities that tend to help a gardener succeed in organic gardening.  Here are some of the best traits for those who want to succeed at organic gardening.


What is it that draws you to organic gardening?  Perhaps it is the idea of getting some healthy outdoor exercise and having a fun occupation to do so.  Or maybe it is the desire to improve the quality of the food that the family is eating.  Maybe it is the simple need to create the landscaping of home as more lush in appearance.  In all of these cases, organic gardening is the perfect solution.


A good question to ask yourself is what inspires you in the pursuit of organic gardening.  Maybe you would like to create a special sanctuary in the backyard for small animals or encourage animal habitats.  Another potential inspiration is the creation of a meditation area or even a prayer area in the yard.  Many people enjoy placing statues and other inspirational monuments in the garden.


Most gardeners who read about organic gardening and discuss the hobby with others do tend to succeed.  The research phase of any endeavor is important, so take advantage of the knowledge of those who have preceded you in this wonderful hobby.  Information is available online as well as in magazines and many other places.  Rest assured that should you desire a lovely garden, in time you will have one.


A great garden is not normally the result of only one planting.  Each season brings with it challenges and benefits.  Over time, some plants will do well but others will not.  The whole thing is a massive learning experience.  To be successful in organic gardening, persistence is a “must.” 

The above are traits that many gardeners have.  Stay in a highly motivated state by remembering the benefits of organic gardening.  The inspiration of what drew you to organic gardening in the first place is quite important.  Take time to do the research phase in order to have the best garden possible.  Keep at it through the seasons, year after year and the garden will steadily improve with time.  In many ways, only time and the seasons themselves will reveal the knowledge that you desire.


Edwards, J. (1996) Greenhouse Gardening: Step by Step to Growing Success.  Ramsbury, Marlborough:  Crowood Press.