Organic Food Gardening Beginners Manual: Review
By Bobbie Laing
For anyone wanting to plant an organic fruit and vegetable garden, Julie Villani‘s book, Organic Food Gardening Beginners Manual is an excellent resource. Whether you are a beginner or just want some advice on your existing garden, you will find step-by-step instructions and some valuable advice on every aspect of home gardening in this manual.
Having your own produce allows you to enjoy healthier, more delicious food right from your own back yard. I remember running out to the back of our property, while preparing dinner, to pull up some very luscious green onions. They were great with almost any meal, and my family loved them.
No, I’m no gardener. The previous tenants of our three-acre plot in the country planted these onions, as well as some other delicious things.
I’m sure you have heard the old adage, “If I knew then what I know now”. Well, that about sums up my feelings about that property and all of the potential it held.
You see this was some twenty years ago, before I realized the dangers of the chemicals found on our fresh produce in the grocery store. Convenience was my impetus in regard to these wonderfully organic fruits and vegetables.
With the produce found in grocery stores, you will find that not only are there potentially dangerous chemicals clinging to the fruits and vegetables, but some of the chemicals they use actually rob them of their nutrients.
“…Chemical fertilizers used by commercial growers produce lush growth by swelling produce with more water. On a per-weight basis, organic food has more “dry matter” (i.e. real food). Partly because of this, organically grown foods contain higher levels of nutrients.”
So, convenience and nutrition are just two of the many benefits of having your own garden. Not to mention the environmental benefits of eating locally grown produce.
Inside you will find things like,
· How to eliminate the use of chemical pesticides – no need to spray anything nasty in your garden again
· How to start your own organic food garden with simple, easy to follow steps – great for beginners
· How to provide the freshest, nutritious, most delicious foods for your family
· The basic tools you’ll need to get started.
· How easy it is to convert your current gardening practices (if you garden already) to organic gardening practices