A way to avoid Pesticides of any kind on Vegetables

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A way to avoid Pesticides of any kind on Vegetables

Post by ElliotB » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:59 am

The only true way to avoid Pesticides on your vegetables aside from not eating any is to grow your own. Pesticides are even used with organically grown vegetables. It is a myth that they are pesticide free. You may find this article of interest:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sci ... riculture/

I only discovered this recently inspired by a recent thread posted here on TIMS about organic foods. As I have been consuming extremely large amounts of deep greens as recommended by Dr. Wahls, I became quite concerned about Pesticides on the veggies I have been eating, as the dark green vegetables that are highly recommended, like Spinach, Kale and Collard Greens are among the worst offenders when it comes to Pesticide residue.

You may find this link of interest (The 12 Dirtiest and 15 Cleanest Fruits and Vegetables)

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archi ... 2/#slide12

And you may be surprised as to what is on the 'dirty' list...

I have, in recent weeks, given up my greens. I am eating limited veggies that are on the 'good' list But I also found a solution... you can grown your own. Hydroponics is a proven way to grow vegetables. A company called Aerogarden (aerogarden.com) makes simple growing 'stations' that allow you to grow Pesticide free vegetables indoors. While they don't yield a lot, at least you can eat the produce with confidence that they are TOTALLY pesticide free. They use non-gmo seeds as well.

I bought my first Aerogarden in 2007, used it for a short time, and had not used it since. I just bought two more and have already begun growing some different greens/lettuces and Chinese cabbage. The great thing about these indoor gardens is that they are simple to use, very simple to use (and you cannot fail even if you know nothing about gardening), and of course the vegetables are totally pesticide free.

Drawbacks? Limited choice of seeds from Aerogarden, but I plan on experimenting with Hydroponics on my own. Apparently you can grow carrots and other vegetables indoors. The web is truly a wonderful thing. Non-GMO seeds for a large variety of veggies are readily available and should be compatible with the Aerogarden.

Hope you find this info interesting and useful. Good luck and good health!

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