The best way to have quality ecological type of garden, is ?

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The best way to have quality ecological type of garden, is ?

Postby Curly » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:03 am

I am very interested in starting to do gardening in the ways of ecological, without any harm done to the effect of greenhouse gases.

What would You recommend to the newbie like myself, with what to start, what product to use for country that is ready for planting ?

which film is best to cover plants and fruit trees in winter ?

the best killers of parasites, which are not harmfull for the enviroment ?

i hope You will understand my questions, and i am looking forward to see some practical answers that are helpful.

i know that the climate in Australia and at my place are pretty diferent but i know that, there are some ways which are done similarly despite the place or continent .

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Re: The best way to have quality ecological type of garden,

Postby kitkat » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:54 pm

Curly, The best thing you can concentrate on is to make sure what you take from the soil -you give back.
Maintain your ecological balance in the soil and in your life by growing ,composting and balancing all your input with your output. Carbon negative is almost impossible to obtain because even composting creates carbon, but we can return it to the soil to balance what we produce.
Harvest water sustainably - not using electric pumps and commercial water supplies- instead use dams, tanks and if you have a creek, use a hydraulic water driven pump, not an electric one.
Make sure effluent is recycled not let go into the environment, and then to the sea or river systems.
Solar is one way to be ecologically efficient, but is also not really carbon free as the batteries and the freight and installation all use and produce carbon.Wind power is of course a good source of carbon free power, if you offset delivery and maintenance by some other savings.

On the ground in daily life it is all about giving back what you take. Maintain an ecological balance by not taking more than the soil can give, and not adding chemicals the soil cannot use or that will damage other delicate ecology. So compost reuse and recycle, and you are doing a good job to begin with.
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Re: The best way to have quality ecological type of garden,

Postby Curly » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:41 am

kitkat wrote:Curly, The best thing you can concentrate on is to make sure what you take from the soil -you give back.
Maintain your ecological balance in the soil and in your life by growing ,composting and balancing all your input with your output. Carbon negative is almost impossible to obtain because even composting creates carbon, but we can return it to the soil to balance what we produce.
Harvest water sustainably - not using electric pumps and commercial water supplies- instead use dams, tanks and if you have a creek, use a hydraulic water driven pump, not an electric one.
Make sure effluent is recycled not let go into the environment, and then to the sea or river systems.
Solar is one way to be ecologically efficient, but is also not really carbon free as the batteries and the freight and installation all use and produce carbon.Wind power is of course a good source of carbon free power, if you offset delivery and maintenance by some other savings.

On the ground in daily life it is all about giving back what you take. Maintain an ecological balance by not taking more than the soil can give, and not adding chemicals the soil cannot use or that will damage other delicate ecology. So compost reuse and recycle, and you are doing a good job to begin with.


i thank you a lot for this nice and long and uttermost answer on my amature questions...i will do my best to do as you recommend..hope to hear more from you..soon dear kitkat... :D
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