You want to eat healthy food. You want this for yourself and for your family. And nothing is more nutritious and tasty than a well made salad. But then there are the concerns about pesticides that are used on the vegetables and fruit we by in the store.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) produced a shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce. In it they have a list called the “Dirty 12” . You can click on this link to download their list. If you’re a parent or just a person who wants to stay healthy, this is unsettling to say the least!
So what is your alternative. On one hand, you expose yourself and your family to chemicals you really should not be eating. But to have a diet without this vegetation may turn out even worse…
What about organically grown vegetables? You might find it shocking to know that according to the National Pesticide Information Center Organic produce is not necessarily pesticide free. They actually do use pesticides in organic farming. The pesticides they use are from natural substances in consideration for the environment. They are allowed to use substances like soaps, lime sulfur and hydrogen peroxide as ingredients in the natural pesticides.
So, natural or not these pesticides are not what you expect to ingest or give to your children to eat. So what choice do you really have?
Grow your own kitchen Salad Garden
The solution is to grow your own kitchen salad garden. This way you have the peace of mind in knowing that no chemicals are being added to your food. But there’s more to it than just the health benefit. There is also the enjoyment of growing your own garden. This is why, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a boom in the purchasing of seeds and compost. The Washington Post reported back in March of 2020 that there was an onslaught of seed orders beyond the regular seasonal quantities.
Much of this gardening increase is because amidst all this global chaos, there is something therapeutic about getting back to nature. There is something very comforting about taking control of at least one aspect of your life– and making it better.
Where do I start?
To create your own kitchen salad garden is not hard at all. Regardless of whether you live in the middle of the city, or out in the middle of the woods.– I can show you how to have fresh vegetables and herbs all year around. This is food uncontaminated by modern pesticides. You’ll be able to eat the way your great grandparents did. You’ll enjoy healthy nutritious pesticide free vegetables. You’ll have the contentment of knowing you grew this yourself.
We can help you. We can show you:
- What plants will grow best in your area
- When to plant them
- How to care for them
- How and when to harvest them