Many gardeners are looking to grow organic vegetables and fruits, and most will grow vegetables without the use of pesticides. For those who are not in a position to grow organically, they look to grow vegetables such as the popular organic carrots, beets, lettuce and herbs. The most effective way to ensure that you are growing your crops without the use of pesticides is by using natural fertiliser. This natural fertilizer will help keep pests out and will add necessary nutrients to your plants and help to prevent soil erosion. Applying natural fertiliser is simple but very effective as it will improve the quality of your crops, your garden soil and your garden overall.
One of the easiest and most effective fertilizers is prepared from worm castings. Worm castings are made from the wormy exoskeleton of the castings of the worm, found in fields, and they can be found on agricultural websites. These worm castings are then processed to make a nutrient rich compost for your garden soil. Another added benefit is that using the worm castings is simple and safe, and there are no pesticides or chemicals used to kill the insects.
Another advantage of growing your crops without the use of pesticides is that you will save money. You will not have to buy organic food over and above the amount that you grow yourself. Further, by growing your crops organically, you will be contributing towards an excellent source of protein and nutrients to your diet, which in turn will strengthen your body. The healthy, natural ingredients in organic food are very beneficial to our bodies, and our diets, and our health in general. If you choose to grow your crops organically, you will also contribute towards reducing the levels of dangerous pesticides and chemical residues that are found in regular food.
Some people are concerned that adopting organic farming methods will have a negative impact on the environment. There is no denying that organic farming is more environmentally responsible than conventional farming practices, and the impact of pesticides can be quite harmful to the environment if they are not carefully used. However, the vast majority of farmers use these pesticides with complete safety and effectiveness. In fact, the balance between the benefits and the risks is such that many scientists and researchers believe that the risks involved are minimal. Also, organic farming techniques have been found to produce more food than the same quantities of conventional methods.
Many people feel that organic food will taste bland. It’s been suggested that pesticides and other chemicals used during agricultural farming weaken the flavor of organic food. Spinosad, which is made from agricultural waste found in feedlots, will help to naturally preserve the natural flavor of your food. If you decide to grow your own vegetables, you can feed your vegetables what they need to survive – natural materials like spinach and chard. If you decide to eat the organically produced food, you will be adding to the flavor and texture, while at the same time helping to protect the environment and reduce your personal exposure to harmful pesticides.
Another benefit of organic farming practices is the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions caused by crop cultivation. Gmos make up a large percentage of the global mean surface-area of cultivated plants. Organic farmers do not use artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Instead, they use natural resources such as manure, compost and crop rotation to maintain a constant level of carbon dioxide in the soil. This, in turn, helps to maintain a healthy environment for the soil, plant root systems and plant biodiversity.
Rotten egg white is the only form of pesticide residue that is found in the soil of organic farmers. The residue of pesticides and other chemicals, such as herbicides, is removed from the crop’s natural environment during the roasting process. In order to preserve intact the beneficial soil properties, crop rotation is used. Planting legumes in rotation, for example, will allow a natural balance of nitrogen to be maintained as natural sources of nitrogen are depleted. No pesticides are required in order to grow organic vegetables.
Organic farming practices also include the use of beneficial predators such as ladybirds, spiders, owls and predatory birds, as well as insect control, including rotational cropping, planting of beneficial insects and the use of effective pest control practices. Bt stands for By-products of Tolerable Commercial Products. Rotted cotton is produced from seeds that have been tilled into the proper paddies without using pesticides. Organic farmers are not using dangerous synthetic pesticides that pose a risk to human health and the environment.