Organic Gardening Guidelines

The Organic Gardening Guidelines are a code of practice, designed by us to help you understand the principles of organic growing, and to improve all areas of your organic growing management.

They list the practices, materials and products which should – or should not – be used in an organic garden. Your soil, weeds, pests, diseases and water management are all covered. We use a helpful traffic light system (green – good; amber – acceptable but not for regular use; red – never acceptable) to help you on your organic growing journey.

PDF icon Organic Gardening Guidelines - Part One
  • Introducing the guidelines
  • Organic acceptability ratings
PDF icon Organic Gardening Guidelines - Part Three
  • Plant raising and growing in containers
PDF icon Organic Gardening Guidelines - Part Six
  • Wood (timber) in the garden
  • Energy use in the garden
  • To find out more