Benefits of Organic Gardening

Saving money by growing your own vegetables, being able to eat healthier and feel better and preserving our environment from the harmful and toxic chemicals that seep no only into our vegetables but our soil, lakes and waterways not only harming our environment but wildlife as well.

Beginning and maintaining an Organic Vegetable Garden is simple and easy with a little knowledge.

I have to say it feels great to walk past the produce section in the store. I do stop and look at the prices, just out of curiosity. I cannot even believe the cost of vegetable these days. Maybe I’m just getting old and remembering the good ole days. OK so I’m not that old. $6.00 for a watermelon, $3.00 on sale! $2.00 for a pepper, $1.00 on sale! Tomatoes through the roof. Now I can understand how some families are having trouble making ends meet and we want everyone to eat healthy!

Let’s do some math – I can buy a pepper, on sale, for $1.00. I bought 2 organic pepper plants for $1.39 each, so I spent $3.15, I added the tax. So far it’s only the middle of July and I’ve gotten 8 peppers off my plant and there are still baby ones growing. My plants will last way into September producing vegetables for months to come. And all I do is water them once a day and pull out some straggling weeds.

You can even plant seeds, yes organic seeds. A package of seeds can cost any where from $1.00 up to $2.00 and you grow as many plants as you want. Don’t tell anyone, I just can’t grow from seeds, don’t know why! But my watermelon came up, the only seeds that sprouted and I have 4 watermelons already growing about 10 inches long. I am so excited!

By growing your own organic vegetables and creating an organic garden, you can save literally save hundreds of dollars every year.

Many recent studies have shown that many common pesticides used not only in your garden on your produce but in your home and on cotton fibers and other materials can cause many disorders and diseases including adult and child cancers, numerous neurological disorders, immune system weakening, autoimmune disorders, asthma, allergies, infertility, miscarriage, and child behavior disorders including learning disabilities, mental retardation, hyperactivity and ADD (attention deficit disorders) and the list goes on. Washing your vegetables does not get rid of the pesticides that have seeped inside.

The Benefits of Organic Gardening far outweigh the list above. By growing organic vegetables you can use natural pesticides that you already have in your home such as dishwashing liquid, or even a beer for the Slugs.The harmful and toxic chemicals that we spray on our produce, also seeps into the ground effecting insects that are beneficial. These chemicals also find their way into our waterways, sewers, lakes and streams.By seeping these chemicals also harm many fish, birds and animals that use the lakes and streams.

Case in point….We just had our annual termite inspection, I have termites, nasty little buggers in my crawlspace. It’s ok no damage has been done yet.I have my organic garden on the outside wall of my home in the backyard. I was told by the exterminator, are ya ready, it is against the law for them to treat around the garden. The garden must be pulled out before they come! I guess that is an indication of how powerful these chemicals are. I’m really bummin about this!

Outside working on my organic garden is one of the most relaxing things for me to do. You are outside in the sunshine, soaking up some vitamin D along with those rays, very healthy. You are able to relax and get back to nature even in an urban environment.

Not to mention the pride you have for creating and recognizing the benefits of an organic garden. Your neighbors will be your new best friends, waiting for you to harvest your crops.

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