Wherever you go today, organic food is a trending topic. From the small villages to major cities, it tends to transcend through different cultures. Long gone are the days when organic vegetables and fruits were just for old hippies in a fair niche audience.
Given the world’s pollution from many harmful chemicals that can cause diseases and deaths, organic foods are something that needs to be more prevalent in today’s society.
Having an organic garden means living a healthy lifestyle; no wonder millions of people all over the world are shifting to organic farming. Although some people think that it’s expensive, it has unmatched benefits to your family, yard, and the earth. Some advantages are priceless. Still skeptical about the benefits? Keep reading to learn more.
By now, you already know that most commercially-produced foods are fed with chemicals, meaning that you consume a diet of pesticides. It might sound unimaginable, but that is a fact. Whether you thoroughly wash it or not, you will eat pesticides.
Additionally, some vegetables and fruits are now GMOs. You barely eat natural food because what is available in groceries is chemically altered. Do you really intend to give such food to your children? It is time to make a difference and improve the health of yourself and those around you.
By growing organic food at home, you can get access to clean and healthy food that promotes healing and improves health. It is advisable that you also use homemade fertilizer to strengthen your plants.
Commercial farming exhausts available nutrients, but it is different from organic gardening. With organic gardening, you are not only feeding the soil but also improving it. You become a wise steward of available resources, whether small or large, in maintaining an organic garden.
Organic gardening involves using environmentally friendly methods to grow healthy food. You heal and improve the soil by using various natural methods like earthworms.
With organic farming, you build new soil by composting. You also grow a wide range of plants that attract beneficial insects. This strategy bypasses the need for costly insecticides and fertilizers.
You can save seeds by growing heirloom vegetables, so you spend less money in the long run. There will be no need to run to commercial greenhouses every spring.
Grow your healthy food that is self-sufficient. This skill will pay off in case of the occurrence of a natural or financial disaster.
Although pesticides get rid of garden pests, they poison other beneficial birds and insects in the process. Most people tend to overlook these simple facts that mean a lot. The chemicals fed to plants do not improve it in any way. They eventually penetrate the water table, finding their way into rivers and streams.
In addition to that, commercial farming causes soil erosion, wastes water, and pollutes our environment. Commercial farming equipment also uses a lot of fossil fuels. You can imagine how we can improve the environment by growing organic food.
Through organic gardening, we can reduce soil erosion and save water by mulching our plants. Also, we can improve the fertility and the health of our soil.
Gardening is one of the best ways to exercise regularly and staying outdoors. People stay indoors because there can often be little inspiration to go outside. Seeing your plants grow to feed your family motivates you to continue gardening. The surrounding environment is also pleasant due to fresh air. You will want to stay outdoors to enjoy nature.
It will require you to work harder, but the work is satisfying. You will need to till the land and apply fertilizer, and irrigation is also something that will keep you active. Holding a garden hose and watering your healthy plants is an invaluable experience. It will help boost your morale and health in general because it is a form of physical exercise.
You save a lot of money by planting your organic vegetable garden. Buying organic foods at health food stores and farmers markets can cost more than 50 percent over supermarkets. If you grow your food, you will save money and use it for other purposes.
These days, the cost of fuel is steadily increasing as well. The number of trips made to supermarkets for perishables will be significantly reduced. Also, getting your perishables any time you want them is convenient. You can, as well, preserve the surplus to last into the winter months.
Organic foods are more costly than commercially produced foods. If you have a restaurant and you specialize in cooking such food, People will not complain about buying food at a higher price because they understand its value.
Although organic vegetables and fruits will not look the same as those obtained in supermarkets, they have a superior taste. If you have tasted them before, you will agree that their taste is much better than that of GMOs.
Nothing has a better taste than vegetables and fresh fruits straight off the tree or vine. You do not have to cook veggies and fruits; you can taste them in the garden.
Growing food together brings family members closer. You spend more time together tilling the land, planting, applying fertilizer, and brainstorming on what to plant. Harvesting together also feels great as a family.
You also get peace of mind spending time together outdoors. The open space, beautiful surroundings, and fresh air are not only enjoyable but also inspiring. Mentally, organic gardening is satisfying knowing that you are taking care of your health.
The connection between nature and people leads to healthy social interactions. It also gives family members a shared sense of fulfillment and purpose. Imagine making dinner from the food you harvest in your yard. Such experiences are incredibly rewarding and provide a sense of warmth.
You want to grow healthy food, so use organic fertilizers that are good for the body and the environment. You do not need a large space to start enjoying the benefits of having an organic garden, as a container garden will work, nonetheless.
Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.
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