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The Miracle of Organic Growth!

Posted on October 12th, 2019 by Andrew Cone

Whether it be a plant, animal, insect, fish, or a human being, the process of organic growth is miraculous! Just a tiny seed becomes an amazing creation over a period of time. But it never happens all at once. There is a process, a journey that each must take to reach its final destination. With produce the radish is very quick, 28 days. On the other hand the Rutabaga is closer to 110 days! What a difference.

Lets take a look at the word organic. 

Organic” derives from the Greek word “organikós.” The original meaning was, logically, something related to an organ of the body. The meaning later generalized to “characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms.
One gets the vision of many things working together to produce life. Like an orchestra working in unity and harmony to produce a pleasing song.

Organisms in the soil are both numerous and diverse. They range in size from the one-celled bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa, to the more complex nematodes and micro-arthropods, and to the larger organisms such as earthworms, insects, small vertebrates, and plants. Soil microbes (or microorganisms) are too small (i.e., smaller than 0. 1 mm) to be seen with the unaided eye. Bacteria are the most abundant microorganisms in soil, with a population of 1010–1011 individuals and 6,000–50,000 species per gram of soil and a biomass of 40-500 grams per m2

The physical, chemical, and biological soil properties and their interactions with the resident community of soil microorganisms have a profound impact on growth and activity of microorganisms. As our understanding of these complex relationships develops, we should be able to develop soil management practices that are sustainable and that lead to maintenance and improvement of soil quality.

Really on what ever level that we discuss organic growth it all points us back to relationships. Humanity has the capacity to develop either positive or negative relationships with everything in our environment. We must choose to strive to seek the paths that lead us beyond the boundaries of self that allow us to get an ever widening view of the big picture and how we fit into it to promote true life.

One more thought, would anyone like a kitten?   Have a good week!