Organic Farming Is for Everybody

Simply Nutritious and Delicious Organic Produce

These days you don’t know what you’re getting in the food on the supermarket shelves. If it’s not full of pesticides and preservatives, it’s genetically modified. This is all because of the way it is being farmed with chemicals, weird science and aggressive machinery — they say these methods have become necessary in order to supply the demand for food. They also say that fresh produce is better this way; it has a longer shelf life, it looks better and crop production is higher. Does this sound good? Sure, it does.

Remember… if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

The truth is that these unnatural farming methods are wrecking the environment, and our health. Organic farming methods not only produce crops that are more nutritious and taste better, they are also better for the environment. Instead of spraying dangerous chemicals on crops, organic farmers use natural repellents to deal with pests. As an alternative to mechanical ploughs to till the soil, micro-organisms and earthworms are used. Heirloom seeds are planted instead of genetically modified seeds. Besides bigger yields and better looking crops, organic farming surpasses conventional farming in every way. The problem is, organic goods are way more expensive, which is one of the reasons I decided to grow my own.

Strawberries in the garden
Strawberries in the garden

It is easier than you think

When I first started contemplating growing my own fruit and veg, I was a bit nervous. I couldn’t even keep a pot plant alive for longer than a week or two. I scoured the internet for information about when to plant, what soil to use, how much to water etc. Eventually I started out with a little fruit and veg patch in the backyard – tomatoes, peppers, strawberries (you can see I picked all the easy stuff…) Well, my interest in organic farming has grown from being a little hobby and a little patch to being a full-blown home-grown organic micro-farm. Seriously, I no longer have a lawn.

Everybody should have a veg garden!

The best thing about it all is that it’s a lot easier than what I thought it would be and that is why I decided to start this blog. The idea is to share my experiences, which may be helpful to anybody interested in nutrition and organic farming. The basics will get you going, and as you go along, you will learn – just like I did. Please feel free to comment and share your experiences on here. Imagine everybody in the world has a little garden. Would we really need all the weird science and poisons?

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