Organic Gardening - Keeping Plants Healthy and 
Happy to Prevent Disease and Pest Problems

by John Yazo

Treating your plants the same way you would like to be treated, with care and respect, will keep them healthy and happy. Abuse causes unnecessary stress and wounds that can be a target to diseases and pest problems in your organic garden, a healthy plant is a happy plant.

Simply handling your plants gently and avoiding any damage, like torn leaves and broken stems is very important. Rough handling not only cause stress to the plant, it can weaken it and the wound can be the invitation that pests and disease organisms are looking for to find an easy access to enter the plant.

One of the most common ways that a plant gets damaged is at harvest time. Tugging at a plant when picking the fruit or even when a flower is picked. It not only can damage or break off a stem, it can also cause harm to the plants root system. You should always use a sharp tool, like a knife or pruning shears to make a clean and gentle cut that is easy for the plant to heal.

When working around the plants in your garden, avoid the handling of the plants as much as possible, when you do have to, be gentle and use care. The transfer of diseases are not only cause by natural methods, they can be applied to another plant from simply the transfer of moisture on one plant to another. This can easily be done when you touch a leaf of a plant, then move to another and touch it with your wet hand, you will never even know it. There are many disease organisms and pest that can be in and easily travel on just the thin film of moisture that covers the plant foliage on a damp morning dew.

Organic pest control involves the studying or your garden plants and the gardens soil to create a natural, healthy environment for your plants to thrive. The key to having a good organic pest and disease control management plan in place is to have a well balanced system. This system includes having a healthy garden soil structure that can provide the plant life you are growing the support, nutrients, moisture and environment they need to grow strong and healthy. A strong healthy plant is the best defense against pest and disease problems and a healthy soil can provide a healthy plant.

A environment friendly and healthy way of gardening. Organic Gardening is away of gardening in harmony with nature. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that is healthier for both you and the environment.

John Yazo


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