Growing your own fruit and veggies means you have control of what you are producing. Besides the thrill of growing your own produce, we don’t have to worry about chemical residues and this is only the beginning of the many benefits.
The use of natural organic fertilisers means plants are given a complete food source which contains a range of macro and micro nutrients which are not commonly found in synthetic fertilisers in a complete form. It’s a bit like eating a real banana rather than taking banana powder or tablet which contains banana – you obviously get more with the whole banana. When plants are only given a narrow range of nutrients their fruit naturally lacks the nutrition.
When plants are attacked by pests or disease they switch on defence mechanisms and some of these include changing the chemical composition of their tissue to fight off the attack. If the plant grows organically, it produces increased quantity of molecules and nutritionally rich produce rich in antioxidants. Plants which are sprayed with systemic insecticides and fungicides have less need to switch on these defences with the resulting produce being less good for us.
And being organically grown you never have to worry about when you last sprayed and if it safe to eat !