Growing your own food is one of the noblest and satisfying productive activities you can engage in. There are few things as rewarding as that feeling of self-sufficiency, especially if you’ve recently been stressing out over electricity bills, landlords or unpaid overtime. However, if you go organic (and there are plenty of sources stating that you should), it’s not the easiest hobby to pick up, and I’ll explain why.
When a vegetable is grown organically, it means a few things. Various products you may want to use are off limits, including food additives, man-made pesticides, fertilizers and GMO organisms. Basically, you have to treat your plant to the same things we used for agriculture ages ago; manure, hand weeding, non-eco-aggressive pest control.
The idea here is to make growing your produce a safe, healthy and sustainable practice, without potentially endangering your health through consumption (though a lot of people argue against this idea, claiming that non-organically grown vegetables are equally healthy).
So, what are you interested in growing? There are plenty of options once spring rolls around, and you may not be able to comfortably accommodate every plant in your garden, depending on your circumstances.
Let’s look at the veggies and see what we can unearth.