“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” –Alfred Austin
Take a minute and imagine that warm Florida sunshine on your face, the songs of the Brown Thrashers filling your ears, the scents of the tropical paradise filling your nose, and that peaceful feeling slowly climb into every fiber of your being. Now imagine having that delightful feeling fulfill your mind and soul every day. Lucky for you, that incredible imagination can quickly become your reality with the simple act of creating your very own organic garden.
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why it should be the organic route that you should take rather than just plain ‘ol gardening, and I’m here to tell you the top five brilliant reasons why organic is systematic.
1. Taste the Difference
As we all know, the most important thing about our food is how it tastes. With organic gardening, you have the delightful luxury of being able to pluck your food straight from your very own garden without having to worry about it being filled with not-so-tasty chemicals that give your food the shelf-life of a Twinkie.
2. Got Nutrients?
Organic food have a significantly larger composition of beta carotenes, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, polyphenols, antioxidants, flavonoids, essential fatty acids, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and chromium.
3. Pesticides are Homicides
According to the United States Environment Protection Agency, farmers in the U.S. use more than a billion pounds of pesticides on their crops every year. Upon consumption, the pesticides build up in various parts of your body and have been linked to cancer, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and malfunctions in your bodily systems.
4. Money, Money, Money
Just take a second and think about all of the money you spend on grocery shopping every month. I’m sure the monetary figure in your head isn’t exactly a stress-free though, but don’t worry because this is the perfect solution for you! How much money you have to invest and the amount of money you will save will directly depend on how big of a garden you want to care for and how large of a variety of products you want to create.
5. Nature Loves You
Besides all the delicious and aromatic food that you get to produce, organic gardening is a wonderful way to spend time outdoors. Multiple studies have shown that spending some time outside on a regular basis is an incredible mental and physical health booster and that the combination of fresh air and sunshine strengthen your immune system and provide your lungs with cleaner and more oxygen-rich air.