I have been looking into organic gardening recently and I remember seeing something that I found very interesting. It had to do with the soil being in perfect balance with bacteria, insects, and the like living in a symbiotic relationship that helps plants thrive. The soil was said to be in a "something state" if I remember correctly. Does anyone know the name?
'Perfect ecological balance' is the term usually used - bit of a misnomer really, because even if the symbiotic and ecological processes are 'perfect' at one point, they will fluctuate and alter over time. The basis of organic gardening (other than the non use of pesticides/herbicides and chemical feeds) is that you put back into the soil what's been taken out by adding composted, humus rich materials frequently. These 'inoculate' exhausted soils and encourage a good diversity of bacteria, fungal spores and micro bio diversity generally, all of which enables plants to grow well, without the need to add chemical feeds.