Organic Vegetables and Their Value

Organic Vegetables and Their Value

As the row continues over whether organic vegetables are actually healthier for you, most of the informed opinion, for and against, tends to ignore one important fact; that growing your own does give one a sense of immense satisfaction. From the large farms to the grow bag on the verandah, cultivating and caring for your own produce does precipitate a feeling of well-being, self gratification, of being at one with the Earth, and regardless of the nutritional value or their toxin levels your own produce absolutely does taste better. Of course there is an element of ‘he would say that wouldn’t he’ in that observation and many a village fete have ended in fisticuffs inside and out of the ‘homegrown vegetables’ tent.

The debate over organic produce has become polarised and it is difficult to know where to look for truth other than by actually investing some time, money and a little effort toward growing your own vegetables and determining the results by how good it made you feel when you harvested and how they tasted on the plate. Surely, that is the only yardstick to the consumer and we can let the academics and the chattering classes pontificate until the cows come home while we get on with life discovering ways of self improvement, alternative lifestyle and piece of mind of which growing your own vegetables is the first tentative step along the road. From little acorns grow and just as grapes beget wine, growing your own vegetables beget inner contentment and the quest for further self fulfillment.