Many gardeners consider their vegetable and flower patches as more than just hobby. So, just as you don’t want to use harmful herbicides and pesticides on a large scale as it is unsustainably damaging to the environment, you do not want to use the same practices in your own garden.
Pesticides are bad for a lot more than pests
How then can you control harmful weeds and pests from destroying your herbs, flowers, and vegetables without employing the very practices which you may be opposed to on a large scale? Keep ducks in your garden. That’s right, ducks….quacking, waddling, goofy yet adorable waterfowl. Ducks will literally take your garden pests and nuisances and convert them to natural fertilizer and eggs.
Waiting eagerly to get to work!
Using ducks as an environmental and low cost gardening and farming aide is nothing new. Chinese farmers have herded ducks by the hundreds through their rice paddies for thousands of years. These avid foragers would seek out and consume any pest or weed they could find, yet leave the more mature rice crop alone. Furthermore, their droppings would serve as fertilizer for the plants and soil.
Ducks should be allowed to forage when the plants are mature enough that they can survive some physical movement and won’t be hurt by some disruption in the soil. Ducks essentially use their bills as ploughs, and will actively seek out even buried pests and weeds.
What are you waiting for? Get some ducks and take green gardening to a whole new level.