Organic Gardeners avoid using artificial fertilizers and pesticides that may harm wildlife and people too. There is a strong organic gardening movement throughout the East Staffordshire borough.
Organic gardening is all about the health of your soil, and about controlling pests and diseases by natural methods such as companion planting, which attracts predators. It is well known that strong, healthy plants are less susceptible to pests and diseases than those, which have been overfed on artificial fertilisers. Chemical fertilisers such as slug pellets can kill so many other animals and birds, it is important to try to find other methods of protecting plants that are less damaging to the environment.
Organic gardening increases the benefits by ensuring the vegetables you produce and eat are free of chemical residue.