Organics is nothing new. In fact, until the early 20th
century all gardening was organic. It was not until the the introduction of
chemicals into gardening that the rules changed. With the introduction of those
chemicals, gardeners switched to them as a better and more effective way of
growing, not realizing that they really were neither. What it did do was cause
serious health risks and environmental safety.
The benefits of organic produce are clear to many more
people today. The success of local farmers markets and the availability of
organic produce demonstrate the growing popularity of this healthy way to grow
what we eat. Here are some of the reasons to switch to organic gardening for
you and your family.
Benefits and Enjoyment
~ Health: In recent years, it has become very clear that
ingesting chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides is just plain bad
for our health. These chemicals, even in trace amounts, especially harm
children. Organic fruits and vegetable eliminate these chemicals from our
~ Nutrition: Organic fruits and vegetables are significantly
higher in the essential vitamins and nutrients we all need to maintain robust
~ Taste: There is no denying that picking fruits, herbs, and
vegetables at the peak of ripeness and serving them right away assures us of
maximum flavor for our tables. Fresh herbs from the garden also enhance the
food we eat, far more than wilted or dried herbs from elsewhere.
~ Freshness: Food grown organically on our own property is
always at the peak of freshness. Fruits and vegetables begin losing their
nutritive value from the moment they are picked. Assure maximum nutrition and
taste by growing your own.
~ Variety: By growing a wide variety of organic fruits,
vegetables, and herbs in our gardens, we can take advantage of a more balanced,
varied diet. Including heirloom varieties of our favorite fruits and veggies in
our gardens also adds variety to our diet.
~ Savings: If you buy organic produce for yourself and your
family, you know that you pay more for it at your local supermarket or farmers
markets. Growing your own food is a natural way to stretch your budget.
~ Family Hobby and Sharing: Involving the entire family in
organic gardening projects helps to promote togetherness, and also provides
many hours of enjoyable and healthful activity. As an additional benefit,
children tend to eat more healthful fruits and vegetables if they have a hand
in growing them.
You can start enjoying the healthy benefits of indoor and
outdoor organic gardening on any scale, today. From a small herb garden for
your kitchen, grown in an attractive compact garden system, to a basement
dedicated to plant propagation or production gardening, there's a system to
match every budget and need.