“Andy Lopez goes to work with vinegar, a bag of flour, garlic cloves, peppermint soap, and a bottle of Tabasco sauce. He may sound like a Cajun chef, but he’s actually one of the world’s most respected organic gardeners. He uses these items as pesticides. As time passes, more and more so-called safe chemicals are outlawed, he says, after society has been used as a guinea pig.”
Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, the bottom line to getting your best harvest ever is some knowledge about the soil.
Invisible Gardener, Andrew Lopez, has made it his life mission to make the planet a better place. He makes gardening in harmony with the Earth easy. The soil teems with life and a gardener’s job is to keep this living organism happy and thriving. He promotes organic alternatives through books, tapes, lectures, and radio shows, and now through his website.
Author, gardener and speaker, Andrew Lopez, is has written dozens of books for anyone who wants to grow healthy food for their family, friends, and neighbours.
Don’t Panic, It’s Organic is a wonderfully written book that helps the enthusiastic gardener shift perspective when it comes to “pests” in the garden. According to Lopez, pests, infestations, and poor growing outcomes are the symptom – the messengers about the health of soil – not the cause. Getting to the root of the problem – malnourishment, bacterial imbalance – is necessary to help your garden thrive.
Listen to Andrew Lopez on the Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio show as he breaks down why you want to grow organic and how. Learn about why Miracle Grow creates a cascade of imbalance in your soil, setting plants up for pests and disease and take away practical solutions you can apply this spring.
Andrew also has many practical solutions and ideas for short-term and long-term soil solutions on his Facebook Page.