Before moving here to Tallahassee, I lived in Alabama in a beautiful house in which I grew a garden. Something I endured very much. Having that sort of peace and pleasant pastime. Here I’m going to explain my seven reasons for you to grow your organic vegetable garden.
Why You Should Start Now
During the last decades, there have been changes toward mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, and mass-production techniques. All this is affecting humanity’s health. New diseases are spreading rapidly among humans and animals (bird flu being the most recent).
The World Health Organization produces reports showing how using chemicals and other products in food, coupled with the manufacturing processes involved, threatens our health.
My List of Reasons
If you have space for a few pots or even a tiny piece of land, it is wise to grow your organic vegetable garden. Today I’m presenting you with seven reasons for doing this:
- You will have no additives in your vegetables. Research by organic food associations shows that additives in our food can cause heart diseases, osteoporosis, migraines, and hyperactivity.
- There will be no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers used. These chemical products are applied to obtain crops all the time regardless of plagues or weather conditions and affect the quality of the vegetables. Besides, pesticides are usually poisonous to humans.
- Your vegetables will not be genetically modified (GM). Antibiotics, drugs, and hormones are used on vegetables to grow more and more enormous. One of the consequences of this practice is vegetables that look all the same and are usually tasteless. Besides, we end up consuming the hormones used in vegetables, with potential risks to our health.
- Eating your organic vegetables will be healthier for you. They will not contain any of the products or chemicals named above, and they will be much more natural than any ones you would find at the supermarket. Your health will not be at risk because you will then know that nothing has been added to your vegetables.
- Your organic vegetables will be much tastier. Using pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics make vegetables grow unnaturally and take the taste away from them. Organic vegetables will enhance your cooking as their flavor will show fully.
- Organic farming is friendly to the environment. Because you won’t use pesticides or other equally harmful products on your vegetables, you will not damage the soil or the air with the chemical components.
- When you grow your organic vegetables, you contribute to your self-sustainability and the planet’s sustainability. Small communities have been founded where members exchange products that they grow naturally, thus contributing to creating a friendly and better place for us all.
In the end, eating organic products means that we do not add anything else to them than they would naturally have. As you can guess, additives, fertilizers, pesticides, or hormones are not components of naturally grown food. To better care for your health, grow your organic vegetables, and a few pots are all you need.