When organic garden professionals look at garden pest problems they often look at the garden as a whole rather than focusing on an individual pest or disease outbreak. They then ask themselves, why is there a problem?
Beyond the symptoms
We need to look beyond the symptoms and if we do that, often the root of the cause is in the environment where the plants are being grown. Organic growers have set basic principles that they follow and these are based on the some essential ecological principles including: diversity of a garden system; a more diverse system is more resilient to attack; this then leads to stability; a gardens longer term resistance to attack, and eventually to permanence; this includes perennial plants, providing a more complete system with a balance of inputs and outputs and often leading to less pest problems.
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