planting your future
Organic gardens, what it means and how it can affect your future and leave a living legacy for future generations!Organic gardening is a way of growing food and flowers that only use organic nutrients to nourish your garden soil. You will not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Growing good soil will grow good vegetables thereby growing healthy bodies and a healthy planet. Your garden will be fed with manure, compost, and green manure crops.
Companion planting and crop rotation keep the soil from being depleted and helps your garden avoid diseases and pesticides. Wherever you live you can grow a garden. Container gardening is perfect for apartments, rooftops and patios.
By planting an organic victory garden you will be reducing your carbon foot print and helping to stem the tides of climate change. Most food travels on diesel trucks from 1500 to 3000 miles from farm to table and is grown with diesel tractors, chemical fertilizers and sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.
Chemical fertilizers deplete the soil instead of building it and the pesticides and herbicides create a vicious cycle where the farms continually need more and more as the insects and pests become more and more resistant. All of these fossil fuels and chemicals produces excess CO2 and are a major contributor of global climate change.
When you have your own organic garden, your food travels less than a 1/4 mile from garden to table and you feed your soil organic fertilizer. You use beneficial insects to control harmful insects and biological controls if you have problems with pests or diseases.
Compost is one of the keys to healthy soil and a healthy garden. Here are some free plans for homemade compost bins. This all creates a healthier planet and gives your family great tasting and nutritious food. If you would like to make your own compost here are some easy composting instructions.
Your organic garden will get you outside, breathing fresh air and getting some exercise. It will strengthen your body and mind.
In a society so far removed from the earth and the natural cycles of the seasons it is very refreshing to plant a seed and watch it grow. Harvest the fruits of your labor, feed your family and pass on a living legacy of health and vitality from your own Victory Garden.
Is it really organic fresh and pure? As we move more and more into an era of Genetically Modified Crops (GMO), questionable organics, and long distance shipping, it is hard to know what you are really getting.
The best way to get good organic food is to grow it yourself, or buy from local farmers markets. My Victory Garden ebook is a basic step by step guide designed to teach you how to grow your food organically and to give you a good start. There is always more to learn about organic gardening. So good luck and let me know if you have any questions or would like to tell us how your garden grows. We love garden stories, and pictures and you can add your own story to our web site or read other peoples stories by taking part in our "Organic Gardening Guide" or "Garden Calendar".