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3 Reasons to take up organic gardening

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Last updated on 14 May 2018

Organic gardening has been around for a while, but what exactly is it, why is it good for you and how can you go organic? Digital content specialist Jade Brennan finds out. 

Organic gardening

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Organic gardening is gardening without synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. It is also a philosophy that supports the well-being of the earth. So why go organic?

1. Organic gardening produces food that is not only higher in nutrients but tastes better too

In blind taste tests, most people chose organic food when they had to identify which product tasted better. Studies also show that organic food is much higher in nutrients, antioxidants and minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

2. Organic gardening is good for your mental health

Time spent in the garden working with soil and plants can be very peaceful. Sometimes organic gardening products require more applications? Why? (or than chemical applications?) but more time in the garden is better for you. Start a programme of organic practices in your garden by making your own pesticides.

3. Organic gardening helps the environment

While the use of traditional pesticides and synthetic chemicals depletes the soil of nutrients, organic gardening practices help to replace nutrients naturally. Another benefit is that these chemicals? Is chemical the right word? don’t get into the water supply. Start helping the environment with these 10 easy ways to make your garden more green.

Why not start your own organic food garden?

READ THIS ARTICLE for some inspiration to get you started.

 

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