DIY Organic GMO FREE Produce

One of the ways I avoid GMO’s and toxins is to grow my own garden.  This ensures that I know what goes into my food from seed to table.

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I have sprouted and grown my own starts, transplanted them into my garden, harvested and then canned excess produce.

 

This year I ordered beautiful organic starter plants from Azure Standards.  They arrived in 3 days ready to harden off and put in the ground.  This helped save me time and energy of babisitting a bunch of plants inside my house this spring.  I cannot wait to see the fruits of our labor.

 

We prepare beds, burn weeds and add fertilizer in the form of manuer, rabbit pooh and compost, we then plant seed or transplant according to the planting calendar in our area.   At first we water in the plants or seeds for good roots and germination but then water. Farther away and when needed to encourage strong and deep root systems.
Saving seeds is another way to ensure you are getting clean food and avoiding toxins.  Also makes for cheap future gardening.

What you need:

1.  GARDEN SPACE

2.  SOIL OR OTHER MEDIUM (Aquaponics, etc)

3.  WATER SOURCE

4.  HEIRLOOM/ORGANIC SEEDS OR STARTER PLANTS

5.  TIME

6.  NUTRIENTS

7.  PEST CONTROL

 

1.  GARDEN SPACE

This can be a small or large space for growing food.  The key is to use what you have and start small and learn as you go or go big and experiment.
Vertical Balcony Gardens
Some people in the city do vertical gardens and grow with companion planting methods to utilize small spaces.
Container gardens
Raised beds
And more
There is no correct  method of gardening and there are many options.  Experiment and research and find what will work for you in the situation you have.  Maybe this season is not for gardening.  In this case you can find local organic produce at Farmer’s Markets, Food co ops and sometimes online or even AZURE STANDARDS

2.  SOIL OR OTHER MEDIUM (Aquaponics, etc)

Clean soil, free from sprays and toxins for over 3 years.

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3.  WATER SOURCE

Clean source of water or filtered water hoses and or ways to water.  Timers and other tools are available for easy garden care.

4.  HEIRLOOM/ORGANIC SEEDS OR STARTER PLANTS

Heirloom organic seeds or starter plants.

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5.  TIME

A little time and energy for garden prep, weed control and harvesting.  Set aside a time each day or week to check on your garden. It is important to watch the weather and adjust water and protection accordingly.

6.  NUTRIENTS

Fertilizer or healthy soil.  Manuer, compost, permiculture

7.  PEST CONTROL

Watch for signs of bugs or other garden pests or animals.  Diatomaceous earth can be safely applied to control pests

 

Genesis 1:11-12

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Happy Gardening!

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