Think organic gardening is too complicated? Too difficult?
We thought so, too – until we visited Trout Lake Farm West in Washington State, USA. Trout Lake is the certified organic farm that grows many of the raw botanical plants processed into ingredients used in Nutrilite™ supplements.
Organic gardening is easy and fun
“Organic gardening simply means gardening without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and without genetically modified seeds,” says Danielle Hawkins, Trout Lake Farm manager. “We also try to create a more sustainable environment, so we’re not using as much of the earth’s resources.
“When you’re growing food for your family, organic is the way to go,” says Danielle. “It’s your assurance that you’re all enjoying fruits and veggies free of pesticides and herbicides.”
Tips for organic gardening at home
Ready to try it at home? Try these organic gardening tips from Danielle:
- Start small. Build a raised-bed garden, and grow plenty of plants that don’t need acreage.
- Avoid animal damage by lining the garden bed with a mesh screen.
- Fill with organic compost made of dry materials like cornstalks and dry grass, green materials such as veggie peels, and manure.
- Add mulch to increase moisture without the need for watering. Collect grass clippings, leaves, and straw for use as inexpensive sources of mulch.
- Keep a garden journal to remember what worked and what didn’t from season to season.
- No worries if a few plants don’t thrive. Experience counts!
Simply put, organic gardening isn’t complicated or difficult – and you get the satisfaction of providing your family with fresh, sustainably-grown, pesticide-free foods.