I follow organic growing practices – this means no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. I prioritize producing tasty, nutrient packed vegetables by working with natural processes and building ecological health.
The heart of growing healthy food is maintaining healthy soil. When plants are grown in healthy soil, they are better prepared to naturally combat the stresses of disease, pests, and drought. As a farmer, this means making investments upfront in to maintain healthy soil that hopefully causes less investments and time in combating problems when they arise. This year I am renting land on beautiful soil!
Inevitably, problems do arise. There are often simple cultural practices like a physical barrier that keeps plants inaccessible to pests or rotating crops to keep pests and diseases searching for their desired host.
My farming practices could be summarized by attempting to work simply but intelligently