Forget The Superstore, Live Off Your Land

Going organic at home? It’s a smart move, particularly if you’re concerned about your health and the health of your family. You wouldn’t believe how much food that you buy in a store is altered these days. Chemicals can be added to vegetables to ensure that they grow as large as possible. In some cases, vegetables and fruits are even genetically altered before they are grown. Then there’s meat which is packed full of antibiotics and other substances that can still be present in the meat when it’s sold. You might think that you’re safe just buying produce labeled organic, but don’t be so sure. There is evidence to suggest that this label can have quite a broad meaning. It depends on the seller. So, how can you go organic at home?

 

Grow Your Own Veg

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This is perhaps the easiest option if you’re interested in going organic and growing your own food at home. To do this, you just need to buy seeds online, and then you can start preparing an area in your garden to grow your fresh produce. You can find organic seeds on KingsSeedsDirect.com. You’ll need to dig out some soil and create a space for the plants to grow. Remember, they need to be in place where they will be warm but not too hot, so shade is essential. A good water source is also vital, and if you live in a hot and humid location, you might have to water them yourself.

 

If you find that your little vegetable plants are struggling to grow, try using fertilizer. This will help the plants as it gives them more the minerals and nutrients that they need to flourish. You shouldn’t expect miracles the first time you try this, but after a couple of attempts, you’ll probably see things sprout up. You can then try cooking them, and you’ll probably find they taste quite different from the veg you’re used to buying from a store. But in a good way.

 

Livestock?

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You can buy livestock for your home too, like chickens. Chickens are another great source of organic food that are fairly easy to look after at home in your garden. There are just a few things you need to think about. First, you might be purchasing chicken eggs for hatching. If that’s the case, you’re going to need an incubator. According to TheChickenHub.com, there are various different types of incubators so you should be able to find one to suit your needs. Once your little chicks are hatched, you have to treat them as pets. Nurture them, feed them, keep them safe and make sure they are well looked after. This is the only way you’ll get good eggs. You’d be surprised how many people have their own chickens at home and live off the land in this way.

 

Other Possibilities?

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You don’t have to stop at chickens either. If you have enough land, there are plenty other animals, fruit, and veg that you can keep and grow in your own home. Who knows, you might reach the point where you never have to buy food from a store again. That way, you can make sure you’re definitely only eating organically and guaranteeing your family stay healthy.

It might seem quite difficult to picture yourself living this way, but all it takes is that first step, and you could even start with something as simple as making your own bread.

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