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7 Reasons to Grow Your Own Organic Garden



During the last decades there has been a change towards mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, and mass-production techniques. All this is clearly affecting people’s health, and new diseases are spreading rapidly amongst humans and animals (bird flu being a more common one).


The World Health Organization produces reports to show how the use of chemicals and other products on food, coupled with the manufacturing processes involved, are actually a threat for our health.


If you have space for a few pots or even a small piece of land, it is a great idea to grow your own organic vegetable garden. Today, I’ll share with you just seven reasons it’s a great idea:


1. You will have no additives in your produce. Research by organic food associations has shown that additives in our food can cause heart diseases, osteoporosis, migraines and hyperactivity.


2. 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.


3. Your vegetables will not be genetically modified (GMO). Antibiotics, drugs and hormones are used on vegetables to grow more and larger ones. One of the consequences of this practice are vegetables which look all the same and are usually tasteless. Therefore, we end up consuming the GMO’s that have been used on the produce, with potential risks to our health.


4. Eating your own organic produce will be much healthier for you. They will not contain any of the products or chemicals named above, and they will be much more natural than any 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 produce.


5. Your own organic produce will be much more tasty. The use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics make produce grow unnaturally and take the taste away from them. With organic vegetables, your cooking will be enhanced as their flavors will show fully.


6. Organic farming is friendly to the environment. Because you won't use pesticides or other equally harming products on your produce, you will not damage the soil or the air with the chemical components.


7. When you grow your own organic produce you are contributing to your own self-sustainability and the sustainability of the planet. Small communities have been founded where members exchange products that they grow naturally, thus contributing to create a friendly and better place for us all.


In the end, eating organic produce only 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 own organic produce - a few pots is all you need!


Follow along as I share the fun, wonders, and small tips of my backyard gardening adventures this Spring & Summer!



Until Next Time!



Health and Happiness,


Shantell @ PNW Health and Wellness

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