A big difference between conventional agriculture and organic agriculture is the role of the soil. In conventional agriculture, the health of the soil is not given much importance; chemical inputs make up for the deficiencies in the soil. The soil acts more as a base for the plant to absorb the chemical inputs that are being applied. In fact, many farmers are not aware of what nutrients the soil may be deficient in. The government of India is making a big push towards getting all farmers a Soil Heath Card, a step in the direction of making farmers aware of the health of their soil.
In organic agriculture, soil is everything. Ensuring that the soil has all the necessary nutrients to support the plant is a very crucial element in organic farming. We at Purple Chilli, understand this very well and invest a lot of time and effort in getting the health of the soil right at the outset. See below for yourself.
Want to learn more about our soil preparation process? Come visit us on an Open Farm Day.