Life is built using a structure and careful balance or organics. This is also true in soil. Soil is the largest living thing on earth with a teaspoon containing billions of thriving bacteria which we all depend on for life. The building blocks
That’s why I wholeheartedly believe that growing organic and working with these organics is the only way we should be doing things.
We live in an age where the only choice for people’s food is to look good and be the correct size & shape. Food grown to this standard are at the sacrifice of good quality vitamins & minerals as consumers are driven by looks. This to me is very worrying.
Food should be about two things; nutrition and taste.
This is the sole reason that I chose to take the organic route & growing myself.
I started my journey 5 years ago when I had my first daughter. Buying vegetables with not much taste & the fact that many people today don’t know where there food comes from made me very aware that I needed to do something.
It all started as a hobby growing veg, but it has now turned into a raging passion.
Doing this has allowed me to see that there once was a time when all veg was grown using traditional methods & I personally feel we need to go back there to help in our families future.
So why Organic?
Simple. For me being organic is about working alongside nature and using this to benefit me. Healthy plants = healthy food
How do I be Organic?
Being organic is the easiest choice of all. It can be as simple as committing to not use any artificial fertilisers or pesticides.
After all there are many more natural feeds/ sprays we can make to get better and lasting results.
The main difference between to the two is this. Artificial or synthetic fertilisers will give you a bigger and better yielding crop the first few years where organics give you a better and more consistent yield over time.
Take building a house as an example. If you build the foundations as cheap and as fast as you can and place a house on it you will have a home.
However as time goes on you will find that due to the frail foundations eventually the house will crumble. This is the perfect example of these fertilisers.
What you are doing when using these is getting a fantastic yield which looks good pretty much immediately but slowly depleting the soil of all fertility as you are not replacing anything.
Organic gardening also makes the same foundations but invests better quality materials and more time. Agreed it takes longer but once it’s out of the ground it flies up.
It’s all about the foundation.