Your guide to go­ing or­ganic

Be kin­der to the planet this year by be­ing a more green gar­dener

Garden News (UK) - - Contents - Words Marc Rosen­berg

Fash­ions come and go in gar­den­ing. Re­mem­ber the craze for blue fence paint dur­ing the Ground Force years? Or how al­lot­ment wait­ing lists went berserk af­ter the Credit Crunch? One trend that looks here to stay, how­ever, is or­ganic gar­den­ing.

Rather than be­ing a fad, the shift to gar­den­ing in har­mony with na­ture con­tin­ues to gain mo­men­tum. And that’s not sur­pris­ing, be­cause a suc­ces­sion of TV gar­den­ers, from Ge­off Hamil­ton to Alan Titch­marsh and Monty Don, have spent decades en­cour­ag­ing us to grow flow­ers and veg­eta­bles in a man­ner that’s kin­der to the planet.

Or­ganic gar­den­ing is about recycling, re­duc­ing our de­pen­dency on man-made prod­ucts and at­tract­ing ben­e­fi­cial wildlife to plots. If your New Year’s res­o­lu­tion is to em­brace a greener way of gar­den­ing, fol­low our guide to get­ting started.

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