When we moved to our homestead, putting in an organic garden was top priority.
I hate having to buy food at the supermarket knowing everything has been sprayed with pesticides and who knows what else so growing our own fruit and veggies is essential to not only our wallet, but our health too.
What is an organic garden?
Organic gardens produce plants and vegetables that are grown and handled naturally. Many people like us are concerned about the chemicals that are sprayed on commercial fruits and vegetables and the additives they’re given to keep them fresh so it’s time to do something about it. It’s really not that hard to build in your own organic garden – even if you don’t have a lot of space.
What are chemicals doing to our bodies?
We all know how fruits and vegetables are healthy for our mind and bodies, but what about those chemicals?
I wonder sometimes if they actually cancel out the benefits fresh veggies provide because they cause so much damage to our systems.
Serious illnesses like cancer are on the rise and I’m sure all the chemicals we consume play a big part in that.
What you see is what you get when you grow your own food
Growing your own food is essential to make sure that you’re eating fresh, natural foods to provide the necessary nutrients for your body.
Organic gardening doesn’t use any chemicals at all, so you can enjoy an all-natural diet.
Commercially grown fruits and vegetables have chemicals on them to keep the insects and other pests away from the food and the additives are what keep them fresher longer from the farm to our table.
You have the benefit of eating it straight away
Your own fruit and veggies will last long enough after you pick it until the time you go to eat it. There’s also no need for chemicals to rid the plants of pests. All you need to do is grow natural bushes and plants in your garden that deter bad insects and attract the goo others – like bees!
There’s also no need to use artificial fertilisers to help the plants grow. You can use natural compost that you make yourself. All you need is leaves, grass clippings and table scraps to be stored for composting.
One of the biggest advantages of growing an organic garden is that because there are no chemicals used in your soil, there’s no danger to the plant life, wildlife, water supply, and humans.
Growing an organic garden allows you to put food on the table for your family and know exactly what you’re putting on the table instead of just taking a chance that you’re not putting anything harmful into your family’s mouths.
Take control and make sure your family is safe with the food you prepare for them. Do you want to risk harming them with traces of sprayed chemicals – or do you want them to benefit from the nutrients an organic garden provides?
Do you have a garden at home? What is your favourite thing to grow?