When you do not produce your food, but you are buying, you are dependent on those who produce it for you, and this dependence directly and unpleasantly affects your health and quality of life. The garden is not just about food. Fruits from the garden are just the way in which nature returns energy invested in the garden, and you can measure it in calories, health, inner peace, and satisfaction.
Return to nature
Cities violate the principle of return because they act as “closed systems,” they do not exchange with the environment or this exchange is not functional in both directions. Villages violate the principle of return, because they are often the foothold and promoters of the food industry, and they take much more than they return. For every gift that gives us, nature requires the return of equal value.
Horticultural volunteers are self-sown plants, vegetable growing from the seed that fell on the ground the previous season, and the gardener did not notice it. Volunteers can seriously endanger the gardening plan for the upcoming season. Volunteers are usually very healthy plants because they catch the first favorable spring opportunity and grow from the acclimated seed that they have wintered in the garden. They are often healthier, more resistant and give more fruit than tomatoes that are placed in the garden as transplants. But, they will endanger the plants near them. The best is just to move them to a better spot.
Because a part of the life cycle of many insect pests takes place in beneath the plants that serve them as food, many gardeners regularly roam the earth at the beginning of each season and thus remove the roots of dead plants, destroy pests and provide themselves with less stress or need for chemicals. One of the possible positive solutions for the appearance of all pests is the long-term strategic enrichment of the soil. Nature is known for keeping all its living forms in a dynamic balance, and when one of them multiplies beyond measure, the second one appears as the first one that uses it as food.
Observing and collecting knowledge about natural cycles and cycles of living forms is one of the most important activities since such knowledge provides the possibility of adequate action and harmonization with Nature.