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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