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[8 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Organic Vegetable Garden Planning 2010

Our first entry on starting our organic vegetable garden for 2010.
Well its February 8 and time to start planning our organic vegetable garden for 2010. As you can see from the picture, its completely under snow.We be adding a lot of new vegetables and a few herbs this year and cutting back on some. We planted so much lettuce and spinach last year we only ate a third of it. So this year we will cut back on lettuce and spinach and we are going to space out the plantings …

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[31 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
12 Foods You Don’t Have to Buy Organic

If your like us you can’t always get organic foods. The following is a list of 12 foods you should try to buy organic and 12 foods that are not quite as important to buy organic.
The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, produces the Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce. It is based on the results of nearly 43,000 pesticide tests.
Of the 43 different fruit and vegetable categories in the Guide to Pesticides, the following twelve foods had the lowest …

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[23 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Growing Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

Organic systems recognize that our health is directly connected to the health of the food we eat and, ultimately, the health of the soil.
Here are some of the main features of organic vegetable growing:
- Organic growing eliminates the use of artificial chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
- Instead, organic growers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops.
- Genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are not allowed under organic standards.
Going organic may mean having to  trade-off between glossy supermarket looks with better tasting crops which aren’t in perfect shape …