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FYI: Organic Gardening, What You Should Know
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FYI: Organic Gardening, What You Should Know

What is Organic Gardening?

Organic gardening involves growing vegetables and fruits utilizing natural fertilizer and mulch with no pesticides or other chemicals involved.

Why Should You Consider Organic Gardening?

Saves Money: Organically grown foods are more expensive at the grocery store or farmer's market than other fruits and vegetables. Growing fruits and vegetables in your own garden organically saves money.

Guarantee Pesticide Free: By growing fruits and vegetables organically in your own backyard, you are assured the fruits and vegetables your family consumes are pesticide free.

Profit: Earn extra income by selling the organically grown fruits and vegetables at the local farmer's market or to local grocery stores or restaurants.

Why Select Organic Produce at the Grocery Store?

Organically grown produce is proven to reduce the level of pesticides and other chemicals in children.

Farmers and harvesters do not handle dangerous pesticides; therefore, it is better for the farmer.

Pesticides can absorb into the soil and spread to neighboring land by run off from rain.

Small family farms can do well by raising organically grown produce in an economy dominated by large corporate agricultural farms.

Pesticides can contaminate drinking water supplies; therefore, it is better for the environment.

Animals may become sick roll in the soil contaminated by the pesticides, drink water contaminated by pesticides or consume grass or hay sprayed with pesticides.

Birds may eat berries sprayed with pesticides and spread the contamination with droppings.

Please watch for my follow- up article on "methods for deterring bugs from the garden naturally."

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  1. dianabart
    dianabart
    I'm on it.. first vote! ;-) -Thanks for sharing on our page! :-D
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Diana! I am more than happy to share on "Faith, Food and Fitness!"
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  2. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #2. I like having the control for planting you own organic plants. So that you know how little to no pesticides are going in there. Good blog, Carolyn.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Susan! I have a follow-up blog that I will post in a few days about how to rid your garden of bugs without pesticides.
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  3. Roopam
    i don't have a garden but plan to in the future...great post...voted!
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Roopam! We need to start planning now for gardens this spring!
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  4. SnakeWitch
    Yes, I fully agree! This is definitely better for all. And, to top it off, non-organic methods of growing deplete the soil and render it useless for farming after about 50 years. Organic farming ensures our children will have land to grow their food on! Voted! My new article is about the new Food Guide. Hope you enjoy it!
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks SnakeWitch for the comment and vote! Will definitely check out your new article.
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  5. Teresa
    Teresa
    Vote #6. Very interesting article Carolyn.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Teresa! I appreciate the vote and comment! Looking forward to reading your articles on The Flaming Vegan again soon!
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  6. Teresa
    Teresa
    I'm still yet, working on them. I'll be sure to post them when I get them done. I told Susan, I can't wait to see what all else, Jason is doing for the sties that he's putting together. Can't wait to see the new one coming out. Does anyone know the exact date, that it's coming out? If so, please, do let me know. I'm sure, that he'll send everyone an email though. Can't wait.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      No I do not have any news on the other sites.
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  7. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. Great article. I am trying to be organic as much as I can, I want to grow my own fruit and veg when I move house.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote and comment! Will you be moved by spring?
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      1. Veganara
        Veganara
        I really hope to be moved by spring. I have just started a new part-time office job, so I am concentrating on settling in there for the moment. If it works out OK, I need to be somewhere within easy commuting distance of work. I haven't got a garden at present (I think you call it a "yard", what we call a "garden"!), so somewhere with a plot to grow some produce would be great.
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  8. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    voted!
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Akanksha! I appreciate the vote!
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  9. kristo
    kristo
    I didn't even see this until right now! Very useful facts, Carolyn. I would love to have an organic garden once I settle. voted! (a bit late though, sorry!!)
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      That's okay, thanks for the comment! I will be posting another article today or tomorrow about how to rid a garden of bugs without pesticides.
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  10. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    lucky vote #13! :) ha. congrats on top posts and thanks for this one, right up my alley.
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