Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Growing Vegetables Organically

Many people these days are worried about the consumption of harmful toxins in the foods they eat.  Growing vegetables organically is one such way of doing this.  There are many benefits to growing vegetables organically.

The first benefit to growing vegetables organically is the time you will save.  With a properly planned organic garden, you will not have to put as much work into the garden.  You will also save money.  You will save money on your grocery bills, because you have grown your own vegetables in bulk.  Most importantly, you will be healthier.  Fresh vegetables will be healthier and contain more nutrients.  Vegetables that you find in stores could be no telling how old,  and are often treated with different types of chemicals in order to preserve them.  The older a vegetable gets, the more nutrients it loses through water loss.

The most important aspect of any type of gardening goes into the planning.  In depth, information can be found here:  Growing Vegetables Organically:  It's All About Planning.  Planning is one of the most important aspects of any task that I do.  Without any plan of action,  I can lose sight of what I am doing, or worse, not take any action at all.  Choosing the location, getting the soil tested, and working the soil are all important tasks before the first seed is ever planted.   

Gardening is about creativity and expression.  Serious gardeners really take pride in the appearance of their gardens and the types of vegetables produced.  If you are just beginning with organic gardening, the best resources I know are The Organic Food Gardening Beginner's Manual and My Organic Food Garden.  Being healthy can mean being happy! 

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