“Nature knows best” is a gardening theory that has been repeated for many, many years. As more and more pesticides, chemicals, and otherwise “unnatural” components are placed in the plants that the population consumes and utilizes, we fall into the trap of moving further away from anything natural. While there are certainly non-organic gardens that are beautiful and thriving, the benefits of organic gardening are crystal clear once the grower is educated.
From a health perspective, organic growing is certainly the healthiest option. From cleanliness to nutrition, organic fruits and vegetables far surpass any type of non-organic alternative available in the supermarkets. Most non-organic fruits and vegetables are given chemicals to induce higher growth rates and production. Not only does this affect the taste of the crops, but it also hinders their nutrition. Maintaining the soil is imperative to ensuring great taste and substantial nutrition.
The mineral and vitamin content of organic fruits and vegetables is much higher than non-organic, this is largely due to the chemical-free soil used in organic growing. While pesticides are surely important to the production and growth of plants, growers have the option of applying organic pesticides to their crops, elevating the taste, nutrition, and cleanliness of their production. Finally, organic gardening can also be cost-effective. The majority of the information about organic growing today indicates the costly association with anything organic.
Contrary to popular belief, organic growing can actually reduce costs in the long-run. While individually sold organic items are certainly more expensive than their counterparts, it is important to consider a variety of long-term factors. Once a grower goes organic, their soil is naturally improved. In this regard, the production levels of growth enhance significantly, yields are increased and the entire grow mechanism is made sustainable for the long-run.