Over 20 million people in North America will be growing their own food this year. Organic gardening has been growing in popularity for years, and for good reason.
The economy has many of us looking for ways to save on our food bill and growing your own produce is one of the easiest ways to do this.
According to the National Gardening Association, the average gardener spends about $70 on their crops – but grows around $600 of vegetables!
And we all want to be sure that the food our families are eating is as healthy as possible. An organic garden ensures the safest, healthiest produce for everyone.
You can also try out different varieties of the plants you find in your local store. Plus, there’s an added benefit: store-ripened produce simply can’t hold a candle to the taste of home-grown vegetables.
Simply put, organic gardening means growing your plants without using man-made chemicals. These can not only collect on your food and contaminate it but can kill off beneficial insects that will help your garden grow better.
Every year, the Environmental Working Group releases a “Dirty Dozen” list – the top twelve USDA tested produce with the highest pesticide loads. Some of the repeat offenders include celery, spinach, potatoes, peppers, kale, and tomatoes. Just think how much pesticide you’re consuming when you’re not going organic.
Going organic also reduces the risk of food contamination. E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria are the most common offenders for food born contamination. There’s no need to worry about these when you grow your own produce.
What could be better than simply stepping outside your door and harvesting your own produce?
Growing your own vegetables is not only healthier and tastier, it’s cost-efficient. A hundred pounds of tomatoes from a hundred square feet. Twenty pounds of carrots from 24 square feet. All you need is a little patience and some smart tactics and you, too, can get this sort of yield from your home garden.
Thankfully, a vegetable garden is very easy to start. You don’t need as much effort as you might think to keep it growing strong, either. Follow the tips and tricks featured in this special report to have the vegetable garden of your dreams.