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Organic Gardening 101

The Step-By-Step Guide to Organic Gardening

Martha McRay

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Description

A good percentage of Americans consume harmful chemicals at the dinner table each and every night from store-bought vegetables they eat. Government studies indicate that pesticides can contribute to a myriad of life-threatening illnesses including cancer, multiple sclerosis, and birth defects. They can also contribute to higher stress levels, insomnia, muscle weakness, and depression. Two of the most popular classes of insecticides used in the U.S. are organophosphates and carbamates. They are designed as neurotoxins, poisoning the nervous systems of unwanted insects. However, they can harm human nervous systems as well. They are found in lawn sprays, weed killer sprays, roach and ant sprays, and even head-lice shampoo. Children are more vulnerable to the effects of pesticide exposure because their internal organs are still developing and maturing. Pregnant women who are exposed to certain pesticides can spread that contamination on to their unborn children as well causing birth defects and later health problems. When we use pesticides or non-organic fertilizers in our gardens and on our flowers, those chemicals produce a residue that is left behind… The good news is that there are ways to get away from those toxins and start living a healthier lifestyle through organic foods. Organic foods are not only better for the body, but they taste better and provide more nutrients to nourish us. However, part of the problem with organic foods is that they can be very expensive to buy in the store…but that won't be a problem if you grow them yourself. Perhaps you've never taken up gardening, but have always wanted to try? That's perfectly alright! It's a good time to start! This book makes it easy for the beginner and breaks it down step-by-step for you. Or, perhaps you're an experienced gardener who's always used chemical treatments on your plants but never thought about the effect those chemicals can have on your food…That's even better! With this comprehensive book you'll learn nearly everything you need to know about gardening without the use of chemicals or other harmful substances! Organic gardening isn't a new age science. What it can be though, is a new way of looking at the way you feed yourself and your loved ones! There are many things that organic gardening can give you. - The satisfaction of growing your own food - The knowledge that you are eating all-natural foods with no health risks attached - The confidence that you are doing everything you can do to protect the environment - The peace that comes with providing your family with pure foods that cannot harm them This book will set you on your way to organic gardening. It's jam-packed with the information you need -- from how to get started with your organic garden to keeping it and making it thrive for years to come. In this book, you'll learn about: - Preparing the soil for planting - Planning out the perfect garden - Making your own all-natural pesticides and fertilizers - How to make your own compost - Growing plants from seeds - Taking care of your garden - And so much more! Plus, there's a bonus guide to the most common garden pests and how to get them out of your garden -- and yes, all without chemicals! It's true, we're exposed to chemicals in everyday life, but why would you want to knowingly expose yourself or your family to those chemicals in the food that sustains your life? Go natural, save money, and keep the world chemical-free! You and your family's health and your peace of mind alone are definitely worth it!

Organic Gardening 101
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  • £3.49
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Gardening
  • Published: 13 July 2011
  • Publisher: BT Elite Publishers LLC.
  • Print Length: 100 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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