Growing food organically is one of the best things that you can do to live a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way of life. In case you are yet to be convinced that growing food organically in your polytunnel is the right thing to do, here are five reasons to go organic in your polytunnel, if you have not already done so:
Growing your own food at home is already a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. But if you use pesticides, herbicides and other non-organic products in your polytunnel, you will still be contributing to the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Growing organically is the most low-carbon way to grow food and can help prevent a worsening of the global situation.
Modern agriculture all too often not only increases the release of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, it also causes our airs, soils and waterways to become polluted. Pesticides and herbicides can have a hugely detrimental effect on the cycles of nature and can pollute our environments in a range of different ways. Make sure you are part of the solution and not part of the problem when it comes to environmental pollution and grow food organically in your polytunnel.
Our topsoils around the world are becoming damaged and degraded by harmful farming practices. We rely on the soil in order to grow our food and so it is vitally important that we take care of it. Organic gardening makes it possible to protect, and even enhance, the soil in your polytunnel in such a way that it will continue to allow you to produce bountiful harvests for years to come.
When we use herbicides and pesticides in our polytunnels and elsewhere in our gardens or on our farms, we are not only putting a strain on the global environment, we are also damaging local ecosystems and harming local wildlife. Protect local wildlife in your polytunnel by gardening organically, without introducing any harmful toxins, which target beneficial creatures as well as the pests and the weeds.
If the above reasons are not enough to persuade you to go organic in your polytunnel, perhaps you will think again after learning that the toxins that are so harmful to our environment and to wildlife can also be a major danger to human health. Organic food is better for you, and some even say it tastes better too! To preserve and maintain a good standard of health for yourself and your family, organic gardening is a good way to go.