Traditional vegetable gardens, unfortunately require a lot of work, and quite a fair bit of attention to it as well. It requires you to weed, feed it and you also need to stick to a strict scheduling for planting. You may also have to allow the beds to rest in certain seasons, especially during the cooler months. Then you may need to plant manure crops that are green, add fertilizers and chemicals to work with the soils. Working on vegetable gardens takes a lot of time, it usually takes yearly dedication and commitment to grow food in the traditional way.
The questions you need to ask yourself is, why do rain forest know how to grow but traditional vegetable gardens don’t? Does a rain-forest have its soil turned over in each season? Does the forests have someone planting seeds, in every season? Do they get sprayed or weeded by chemicals? Well, of course they don’t!
Vegetable gardens have many problems to it. If you have read many books on traditional vegetable gardens, all they really tell you to do, is fix the problems that are wrong with your garden. Sometimes you may solve one problem, but then you are always faced with another problem, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Let us have a look at how one gardening technique can become a host of other problems. The main problem with traditional vegetable gardens is that weeds tend to grow into all the spaces that are empty. You often see way to many weeds in your garden, so some gardeners will use a hoe and create it into soil. In many gardening books you will find that your hoe will often become your best friend.
However, when you do use a hoe you may even create more problems for yourself. The first is that the soil will create weed seeds, which will create more weeds. The second, when you turn your soil over you upset the way the soil ecology works. The top part of your soil tend to be structure less. So, when you turn it over, you place the soil that is structured on the surface, and you end up putting the soil that is structure less underneath the soil. As time goes on, the structure less soil will widen, as you constantly turn it over. When soil is structure less it will have less moisture in it, which means the garden will need more water to help it grow.
The other problem is that when you have soil that is structure less, there is no nutrients in the soil to give to the plants, which is what the plants need to mature. So because of this, the garden now needs the requirements of a fertilizer to help maintain it. There are many fertilizers that actually damage the biology of the soil, which is quite important when you are building the structure of the soil, and giving the plants its nutrients that it needs to grow. After time the soil, will become dead, which in turn will not have the right balance of nutrients to help your foods grow properly. Your foods will lack the vitamins that it needs, as well as its minerals. This is a problem that has been occurring in the modern day agriculture, with its traditional vegetable gardens.