Over the past century, there has been a massive shift from manual growing practices to the use of machines, pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers in farming. This change is rapidly affecting our health, causing declining health in humans, crops, and animals. While most people agree that it’s a lot of work to grow organic vegetable gardens; the truth is that it’s also fun, fulfilling, and massively rewarding.
The World Health Organization researches and releases reports every year show the American public how the use of chemicals, pesticides, and mass-farming techniques are beginning to threaten our health.
If you have space for a few raised garden beds, and you have the time to put into it, you can easily grow your own organic vegetable gardens. It’s a great way to get nutrient-dense veggies for a fraction of the cost of the local grocery store.
6 Reasons to Grow Organic Vegetable Gardens
- Veggies you grow will be additive-free. Over the years, research has consistently shown that additives in our food can cause health problems such as heart disease, loss of bone density, and migraines.
- Your garden will be pesticide free. These chemical products are applied to obtain crops all the time regardless plagues or weather conditions, and affect the quality of the vegetables. Besides, pesticides are usually poisonous to humans.
- Your vegetables won’t be genetically modified (GMO). Genetically modified organisms have been altered to behave in a way that wasn’t supposed to occur in nature. There is no telling how our bodies will respond to foods that were not supposed to exist, especially since long-term use of GMO’s has not been extensively researched. Because of this, it’s best that they’re avoided.
- Eating your own organic vegetables provide more nutrients. Your veggies won’t contain any of the pesticides, genetic modifications, or additives that we’ve discussed, and they will be picked at the peak of freshness. Letting produce ripen on the vine and then picking it has many benefits, and allows them to fully mature and be at their most nutrient-dense. Many store-bought vegetables and fruits are picked before they are ripe, and then shipped overseas, exposed to ethylene to make them look ripe, and put on grocery shelves. If you’re striving for nutrients, you don’t want to buy your produce this way.
- You’ll find that your garden veggies taste better than store bought. Using pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and herbicides, along with many modern farming practices, make vegetables grow unnaturally they end up losing flavor. When growing your own garden, you’ll find the seed to vine growing maximized nutrients and the flavor will be much fresher.
- Organic farming is better for the earth. Since pesticides and herbicides are water soluble, they have massive detrimental effects on the soil, water, and air. Organic farming practices do not carry the same risk, and are much better for the environment.
Eating organic produce can be great for health, healing, and nutrition. It’s preferred over conventional fruits and vegetables due to the additives, fertilizers, pesticides that are added to the plants that we do not want in our bodies or homes.
To better care for your health, grown your own organic vegetables -and a few pots or a small yard space is all you need to start with! Have you started to grow organic vegetable gardens?