Thursday, February 2, 2012

Natural Vegetable Gardening For Today's World

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By Brenton Beacher

As more people become concerned about how their food is grown, more people are looking at organic gardening. The substances that are being used to help mature food are causing people to feel tired or sick. The US Department of Agriculture wants to control the problem by encouraging farmers to turn to organic farming.

For organic farming, procedures like irradiation and genetic engineering is not used, options like crop rotation are used instead. Crop rotation is actually a strategy where after one crop is harvested, the acreage is used again to grow a different crop. This keeps the nutrients in the soil and is usually used indefinitely. This may not be necessarily simple for the farmers since they are used to doing things the old way. The government is providing bonuses and subsidies to farmers to be able to do organic farming.

It's been found that organically grown vegetables have 50% more nutrients than those grown using conventional methods. With all the extra nutrients in the food, the diseases people are experiencing will be reduced, including cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Children definitely will be able to receive more ant-oxidants, Omega 3, vitamins and CLA if they drink organic milk. Vegetables cultivated organically can be purchased at the supermarket, but you will find that most of them are only 50% to 70% organic. This is why if you want 100% organic vegetables, you'll need to grow them yourself.

You'll find a couple of methods to do this. It is possible to grow your own seedlings and harvest them, or you can plant the fully grown ones, you just bought, into the ground. Many people choose to grow vegetables from a seedling. Each of those strategies require you to keep the soil prepared, safe from threats, and to use compost. You need to remove weeds, pests, and keep animals away, so that what you have planted, doesn't get eaten. There usually are safe and effective techniques to defend your garden, like using soap, organic fertilizer or other insects. If you have minimal garden space, you can grow your vegetables in containers. Getting this done that way, you will need to offer them a lot more water than when planted in the soil.

Whenever the health of your family members is important to you, you can find methods to provide healthy options like organic vegetables. You can purchase this from the store, or if you would rather, you can plant your own. Whenever you buy organic vegetables, wash them before you cook them, because there could be harmful residue left on them, which you cannot see.

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