Have you noticed supermarket produce doesn’t taste as good as home grown, organic, or even the fresh fruit and veg you ate as a kid? In our small shop in Brisbane, every customer complains about the same thing – low quality supermarket food.
So what is their solution? To grow it themselves!
Give your body what it needs – not poison
Eating their own food they can be sure all the minerals and nutrients (flavour) will be there, and the produce is also safe for their family: pesticide free. Did you know even organic produce may contain traces of pesticides? Pesticides are used1 in all forms of farming, and are permitted as long as tissue tests show levels below acceptable standards2. Dozens of studies link pesticide usage with harm to our bodies, particularly in children. At the end of the day, pesticides are a form of poison, aimed to kill off bugs threatening the harvest.
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Gardening once took a lot of time and hard work
In the past growing in your backyard required manually creating the soil and garden beds. With technological advances over the past decade; fish, vegetables and fruit can all be grown at home with ease. There are even automatic systems available which deliver fast and consistent rewards, with amazing benefits:
- Plants grow 3 times faster when they are grown using hydroponics rather than soil
- Systems are made at a comfortable harvesting and planting height, or can be placed on a table
- No chance of getting your hands dirty from soil
Hydroponic Gardening Kits – No Soil Required
Complete hydroponic gardening kits are out there for every budget and backyard. Growing without soil leads to less waste, as all the nutrients and water gets used by the plants rather than disappearing into the soil. The larger the system, the more produce you can grow, and the more variety. There are even environmentally conscious customers who grow their produce indoors under artificial lighting! Indoor growing is more and more cost effective today with the advances of LED (light emitting diode) and HID (high intensity discharge) lighting, coupled with home installed solar panels for power.
Much enjoyment is gained from trying different varieties grown with heirloom seeds. Propagating seeds doesn’t need to be a science experiment either; the advice is out there to help you along the whole way. If you do experience pests attacking your produce, there are natural and organic pest control solutions out there that will not add harmful chemicals to your plants.
Healthy pesticide-free produce rewards the grower with better minerals and vitamins in their bodies without the harmful poison. You couldn’t buy a better health insurance policy for your family.
Guest post by Fredrik Bryde from Aqua Gardening
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