How Vegetables Can Help You Maintain a Healthy pH Balance

How Vegetables Can Help You Maintain a Healthy pH Balance

We all know the benefits of eating a healthy balanced diet and consuming more fruit and vegetables, but what many people don’t know is that vegetable juice helps to maintain the critical pH balance of the body.
But what’s so important about maintaining the body’s pH balance?

The Body’s pH

For the body to function properly and survive, it should be slightly alkaline (between 7 and 7.5) and have a balanced pH value. A balanced pH:

•Protects the body against damage from free radicals and prevents premature aging
•Helps the body maintain healthy cholesterol levels
•Keeps blood pressure at a healthy level
•Keeps insulin levels normal and prevents unhealthy weight gain
•Allows the heart to function properly
•Promotes energy production
•Keeps our immune system, digestive system, organs and bones healthy

As we get older, our bodies are affected by our busy and stressful lives, exposure to environmental toxins and the food we eat, all of which cause our bodies to become more acidic. Gradually, our bodies become less able to deal with this acidity and are no longer able to neutralize it properly. Suddenly, our bodies change from a childhood state of alkalinity to being excessively acidic.
An imbalanced and acidic pH level affects everything in the body because it affects cellular activity and can cause acidosis (toxic acid waste), which, in turn, can lead to health problems and disease.

Having an imbalanced, acidic body can cause:

•Low energy levels and fatigue
•Weight gain
•Premature and accelerated aging
•Heart disease – due to cardiovascular damage.
•Cancer
•Diabetes and insulin disorders
•Hormonal problems and imbalances
•Kidney, bladder and liver problems
•Digestive problems
•High blood pressure
•Immune problems
•Osteoporosis
•Osteoarthritis
•Neurological diseases
•Problems sleeping

How to Combat Excess Acidity

One easy way to combat this excess acidity and to restore a healthy, balanced pH level is to consume more alkaline foods, like vegetable juices.

As a guide, 75-80% of our diet should be made up of alkaline foods such as vegetables, fruit, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, almonds, soybeans, yogurt and whey. The average western diet of meat, pasta, rice, junk food, coffee, candies and cakes, is highly acidic and does not tend to be rich in alkaline foods, but you can change this dramatically by adding just a few glasses of vegetable juice to your daily diet. Vegetable juicing will allow you to make your diet, and your body, more alkaline and so protect you from the health problems associated with high acidity.

Vegetable Juicing Benefits

Not only will drinking raw vegetable juices reduce your body’s acidity and restore a healthy pH balance, you will also reap many other health benefits:

•A more nutritious diet – Raw vegetables are higher in nutrients than cooked vegetables and vegetable juice is a concentrated source of essential nutrients. These nutrients boost the immune system and help the body to function properly and stay healthy.

•Detoxification – Vegetable juice will help to detoxify your body, allowing the body to get rid of harmful waste products and toxins.

•Better digestion – The enzymes found in vegetable juices will aid digestion, by replenishing enzyme levels.

•A more varied diet – Juicing vegetables allows you to combine many different types of vegetables and to consume them in one drink.

•Quick use of nutrients – Vegetable juices are easy to digest and the nutrients from the vegetables can be used by the body’s cells within 10 minutes of drinking.

•A healthy digestive system – Research has shown that consuming up to one liter of vegetable juice per day can treat all manner of digestive problems.

To be able to juice a wide range of vegetables, you will need a top-quality, professional juicer such as the Omega 8005. A juicer like this will enable you to experiment with different vegetable combinations, enjoy delicious vegetable and fruit juices, and lead a healthy life.

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Garden Beds That are Raised

Garden Beds That are Raised

Raised garden beds make gardening easier when it comes to growing vegetables and flowers. Many people use these garden beds because they do not have very much space for a regular garden. They are quite reachable for those with disabilities, arthritis and the older gardener. You can build them at your preferred level to help reduce the discomfort caused by kneeling or bending.

We are all much more aware of food safety and more of us want to raise our own food because we know we prefer organic foods and because of the economy. Even if we have a very tiny backyard, only have a patio, a balcony, or just a backporch we can grow herbs, vegetables, flowers, or plants. This method can also be called container gardening, but if we raise the containers above the ground the drainage will be much more efficient.

Plants will do better in elevated beds than in the ground because the soil will not become compacted. Elevated garden beds will warm up quicker in the spring and stay warmer longer in the fall. This usually means our growing season becomes longer. The sun and air will warm up the soil because the beds are raised above the ground. This gives you the opportunity to plant earlier in colder climates.

There are some other benefits to think about when deciding on raised garden beds besides being able to reach them easier. Because they are easy to reach, maintaining and harvesting vegetables is a lot easier. The good drainage prevents the soil from becoming waterlogged and you the gardener will probably be using more organic materials as soil instead of ground soil. Now that the garden beds are raised and you find it easier to maintain, your garden will look very attractive.

Raised garden beds are just container gardening that is above the ground and it will give you the chance to terrace your garden. Framed wooden structures can be built or purchased as raised garden bed kits from your local nursery or home and garden center. You can also build one from bricks, concrete blocks or any material you can find.

Planting companion vegetables and herbs in your raised vegetable garden helps to control insects and improve the garden’s health. Companion plants that are good for tomatoes are parsley, onions, and carrots. You also need to remember to rotate your vegetables every year. The raised container you planted your tomatoes in this year needs to have something completely different next year. The pathogens and pests in that soil will stay there all winter long and infect that same crop next year. Another way to eliminate the problem is to remove all the soil from the raised bed and place new soil the following year.

Pest control can be handled easier with raised bed gardening. The burrowing rodents will not be able to get into your garden beds because you can line the bed with hardware cloth or chicken wire. You are able to control weeds because you can walk entirely around your raised garden beds and pull out the weeds; you will not worry about trampling your plants or bending over.

Barbara and her husband have thought about starting a garden using raised garden beds. They are always looking for new ideas to use in their garden. Visit their website Gardeners Garden Supplies for some interesting things for the garden.

Who should set up an ecological garden?

Who should set up an ecological garden?

Absolutely everyone from farmers to inner-city townhouse dwellers.  It may seem strange, but if you have never grown food before then you are, in some ways, at an advantage.  Experienced gardeners may like to see themselves as adopting some ecological gardening techniques, but find it difficult to let go of the need to control the system.  Like all industries, the gardening industry can get stuck in doing things a certain way and most seasoned gardeners will inevitably over-work the garden.  As a species, human beings prospered when we learnt to cultivate food using tilling and other traditional agricultural methods, so it’s difficult to turn back to where we came from – nature.  It might even feel like a step in the wrong direction.  But if we can let go of our need to control every living thing on the planet, and start to work with nature, we actually gain more control by being able to grow food more efficiently than ever before.  It’s a paradox – but it works!

 

Setting up an ecological garden

Any existing vegetable garden can be converted into an ecological garden.  Firstly, get your pathways laid out so that you never have to walk on your garden beds again.  After that, get a good composting system going and apply it to the soil surface.  Then plant densely and diversely.

 

If you don’t have a vegetable garden, my suggestion would be to create a classic Esther Deans ‘no dig’ garden to get you started.  Once erected, simply follow the ecological gardening method.

 

Mini-ecological garden

If you live in a unit or townhouse with no soft ground you could create a mini-ecological garden using a series of containers.  Polystyrafoam boxes with drainage holes are ideal.  Fill them with good potting mixture and arrange them side by side using as many as you can fit onto your verandah or patio.  Rather than developing a large composting system, you could purchase a worm farm and add the worm casts to the soil surface as fertilizer.  Once the boxes are set up, simply adopt the ecological gardening method.

 

The Ecological Gardening Method – the key principles.

 

1. Plant densely

2. Plant a diversity of plants within a given area

3. Get a good composting system set up and use the compost as a surface mulch on bare patches

4. Allow some plants to go to seed

5. Only interfere with the system when a single species of plant over-dominates and simply scratch out excess plants when they are small.

 

Growing food is not hard work, especially when you have nature helping you 24/7.  A small area can provide you with such a bounty of food, saving your family thousands of dollars per year.  Most of us don’t have much time to spend in the garden, including me.  I only invest around eight hours of time per year to growing my food, and although I live on a small farm I only use a space of around 6 x 6m.  That’s an area that could fit into many suburban backyards several times over.  The most wonderful thing about this method is that I know I can ignore my vegetable garden for months and it won’t miss a beat.  So, if you believe growing food is only for tough bearded warriors with lots of land and time, think again.  Ecological gardening could be just the thing for you.

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Ecological Gardening- what is it?

Ecological Gardening- what is it?

The term Ecological Gardening seems to be gaining popularity.  But what is it?  My experience with Ecological Gardening started many years ago.  You see, I have always been a fence sitter.  As a teenager I could never make my mind up whether I wanted to be a horticulturist or an environmental scientist.  And sometimes I’m still a little unsure!

 

Fortunately, I have been able to gain qualifications in both.  My specialty is in growing food using ecological principles.  But I’m not talking about some sort of alternative hippie technique.  I’m talking about sound scientific principles.

 

In my experience, the study of natural ecosystems will reveal everything we need to know about growing food.  Natural ecosystems are generally diverse and there are a number of intricate interdependent relationships occurring between the living and non-living components at any given time.  Put simply, each component relies and benefits from its interaction with other components.  They fuel up on each other, causing the system to be able to sustain itself.  If one part of the system gets ‘out of whack’, the whole system is affected.

 

When studying a natural ecosystem, such as a diverse pristine rainforest we find that there are many living components co-existing in a given area.  Each of these components occupies a niche space.  If a component, let’s say a plant, is removed by an animal eating it, we are left with an empty niche.  An empty niche provides an opportunity for another life form to fill the space.  In natural ecosystems, nature does not tolerate empty niche spaces.  Once the niche becomes available, there will be a whole host of willing opportunists ready to fill that space.  Dormant seeds, sometimes decades old, will spring to life and quickly try to occupy it.

 

The same thing happens when we are trying to grow food.  In any agricultural practice, such as a vegetable garden, there are always empty niche spaces.  And remember, nature doesn’t tolerate empty niche spaces.  So weeds will try to fill the empty niche spaces.  Weeds are very good niche space fillers.  They are the ultimate colonizing plants.  So as we can see there is no difference in the way nature works, whether it is in a pristine natural ecosystem or a vegetable garden.

 

Ecological Gardening aims to create a system where nature works for us, and not against us.  It is actually quite easy to have a weed-free vegetable garden.  You simply do one of two things.  Firstly, you avoid having empty niche spaces.  And secondly, you make sure there is something desirable to fill niche spaces, should they become available.  That’s just one simple example, but Ecological Gardening can easily prevent a number of problems from ever arising.

 

My experience with Ecological Gardening has been phenomenal.  I have been able to combine natural weed management, soil ecology, pest ecology and crop management into a very simple and easy method.  In fact, I have been able to create a garden that requires very little attention and produces far more than a traditional vegetable garden, simply by applying sound scientific principles.  And from the incredible results that I have achieved, I can say, with absolute certainty, that Ecological Gardening is the good way we will be producing food in the future.

Learn how to set up an organic vegetable garden that requires only 8 hours work per year! Discover how to plant an organic vegetable garden you can harvest ever day regardless of where you live HERE.

Organic Plant Nutrients Offer a Green Solution

Organic Plant Nutrients Offer a Green Solution

Hydroponics gardening is a popular method of growing indoors that uses no soil, but instead the plant’s roots are immersed in a liquid solution of plant nutrients. Depending on the types of plants you wish to grow, you might want to select hydroponic gardening supplies that would include organic plant nutrients.

Why is is important to grow plants organically?

Plants absorb nutrients up through their roots. This is good when the nutrients include the minerals they need to grow and thrive. It becomes less attractive when you stop to consider that plant roots can also take up toxins. These toxins can be found in the soil, in the water used for adding moisture to the plant roots, and in fertilizers and pesticides used to promote plant growth and production.

If the plants you want to grow are vegetables and fruits, then you obviously do not wish to eat plants that contain toxins, because those toxins will then end up in your body and have the potential to cause health damage over time and repeated exposure. It is a safer choice, in terms of healthy options, for food crops to be grown organically. This means that no toxic chemicals will come into contact with the plants. Hydroponics offers one method of growing crops organically.

This can be a problem if you want to produce organic produce on land that has been exposed to toxic chemicals. Even if you do your part to keep your property chemical free, neighboring land can be host to toxins that can be released in water runoff that can end up on your land, contaminating it.

Plants growing indoors offer an alternative in this situation. Growing indoors allows for complete control of all environmental factors that can have an effect on the plants. When you garden using hydroponics you can choose integrated pest management techniques and use no chemical pesticides at all, yet still maintain a pest-free environment. Because the plants are grown without soil contact, you avoid all the soil-borne toxins as a matter of course.

So, too, you can use organic hydroponic nutrient solution to feed your plants, knowing that the all natural ingredients will not add toxins to the plants, and neither will there be harmful chemical residue running out of your storm water drains.

Although each different type of plant, be it a tree, flower, vegetable or shrub, will require a special hydroponics nutrient solution based on their specific needs, nevertheless all plants, regardless of where or how they are grown, require a few minimum nutrients for survival. The three major nutrients are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, followed by macronutrients and micronutrients in lesser amounts. Hydroponics allows you the greatest control over every aspect of plant growth, from chemical-free plant nutrients and pesticide-free pest prevention, so that the end result will be the freshest, healthiest vegetable and fruit crops for you to enjoy.

Susan Slobac discusses the different types of plant nutrients used when growing indoors, including

organic plant nutrients, a popular choice in organic gardening supplies.

Top 5 Reasons to Go Organic

Top 5 Reasons to Go Organic

Picture yourself sitting down to a picnic of fresh strawberries, ripe juicy apples and a head of sweet crispy lettuce.

You are 3 feet away from a scenic lake overlooking lush greens, the weather is perfect and you are ready for an afternoon feast.

A man with a gas mask comes along, and first he sprays the strawberries, apples and lettuce with a layer of pesticides, followed by a layer of fungicide, and finally a layer of “edible” wax.

Then he rinses the fruits and vegetables with some water, and offers them back to you.

Do you still desire to eat them?

This illustration is a bit dramatic, but in actual fact, that is what’s happening in conventional farms today.

Farmers who have lost regard for the wellness of soil, environment, and quality of crops, are focused only on yield maximization.

And thus, many conventional fruits and vegetables are grown with artificial fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, insecticides.

Can this lead to suicide for the human population if it carries on?

1) Organic Produces Are More Nutritious
It has been proven repeatedly that organically grown produces contain more vitamins and nutrients. Why? Because crops reflect the health of the soil they are grown in, they are more cared for using natural means (instead of chemical fertillizers).

2) Harmful Pesticides/Insecticides
Why does organic farming require more heart and effort? Because the farmers need to “coax” the soil back into fertility mode, as well as protect the crops without the use of harmful pesticides.

If a pesticide spray can kill bugs and keep them away, what can it do to us?

3) Possible Toxicity of Fruits And Vegetables Grown On Chemical-Laden Land
Harmful substances from chemically damaged soil will leech into the crops grown on them. When we consume these, we eat all that in as well.

For conventional crops, we don’t know what was the land used for previously. It could have been a dumping ground for many years and some harmful chemicals may still be embedded in the soil.

4) Demand Determines Supply
If we shun organic produces completely because of the price, we are just sliding down the slippery slope. We are actually voting with every dollar we spend in the market.

Do we want to continue to be caught in this predicament?

Or do we want to make a choice right now to claim what belongs to us – the right to eat non-toxic, natural and nutrient dense foods.

5) Global Shift
We have advanced nations, state-of-the-art buildings and incredible technology developments today.

But what is the sustenance of life? Are all these going to keep us alive if our soil is so damaged one day that it can’t even grow an apple tree?

Its cool to have an I-Phone from Apple; but its real apples which can keep us alive.

We are making a decision with every action we take, or don’t take everyday. Let’s make a choice today which will benefit our children, ourselves and most importantly, Mother Earth!

(C)Copyright 2008, Linda Loo

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Eating Organic is Important

Eating Organic is Important

Having a diet high in fruits and vegetables is very important for optimal health, there’s no denying that. The question is; are all fruits and vegetables created equal? More specifically are non-organic products equal to their organic counterparts? The answer is no. But what is lacking in these non-organic foods that makes them an inferior food source?  What are the benefits to eating organically grown foods?

Obviously choosing any fresh fruits and vegetables over prepackaged processed foods will result in a diet higher in the vitamins and minerals that are so crucial to a healthy life, there is now denying that, but you’re still missing out and in a big way. The truth is not only are you getting less of the health benefit as typically advertised by food manufacturers, but you’re also getting more than you bargained for…and not in a good way!

As with most any successful business, profit is the driving force behind its existence, and the produce companies that supply your local grocery stores are no exception. So in order to make more you have to sell more, to more people. And in order to sell more you have to produce more, but how do you do that? This is accomplished with scientifically engineered fertilizers meant to replenish the soil for more frequent harvesting. The problem is the driving force behind these fertilizers is profit (more crops), and not what’s best for the land. This constant depletion of key nutrients from the soil leads to an inferior crop, which is more susceptible to disease. So how is this rectified? By heavily spraying these crops with pesticides. Unfortunately this is not healthy for the person eating it.

Only it doesn’t stop there. In order to get the crops to the masses they must be harvested prematurely which means they’re not getting all of the nutrients from the plant as they should. So how then do you sell an under ripened inferior product? You spray them with dyes and waxes to make them look desirable to the consumer; once again not healthy for the person eating them.

You wouldn’t knowingly buy green oranges, green “red delicious” apples, or any other significantly under ripened food, but the truth is you probably are. Most of the oranges, apples, peppers, tomatoes, and other heavily sprayed produce that fill the shelves at your local grocery store are an under developed over engineered version of what nature intended. So when you’re standing in the produce aisle trying to decide what to buy, do the healthy thing and buy organic when possible.

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How to manage an ecological garden effectively

How to manage an ecological garden effectively

Managing an ecological garden is different to managing a traditional vegetable garden.  With an ecological garden, there is far less to do.  As you become the observer and allow nature to take over as head gardener, you will notice that the garden is in a continual state of gentle change, just like a natural ecosystem.  It can be difficult for the traditional gardener to stand back and observe as we, human beings, like to control things.  This style of gardening calls for a great deal of faith in natural laws. Sure, there will be times when you need to step in and direct the system in a certain way; however that is almost always because a certain plant species is getting too successful and the system is at risk of losing diversity.

 

Natural Pest Management

The dense mixed-up nature of the ecological garden creates a natural form of pest management.  Pests generally locate their target plant species using sight or smell.  Imagine how much more difficult it is to see your target plant when its outline is blurred by a sea of green.  And how on earth could you smell your target plant when there are so many conflicting smells.

 

No More Need to Rotate Crops

Crop rotation is practiced by dedicated gardeners for a very good reason.  Different plants require different minerals from the soil, in different proportions.  After an area has been planted with a certain species, the soil can be left depleted of certain minerals.  To lessen the effects of this depletion a different crop will be planted in the area the following year.  In addition, many gardeners rest their garden beds periodically and grow a green manure crop, usually a legume such as Lucerne or field peas.  These plants add nitrogen from the atmosphere through a process called nitrogen-fixing.  However, crop rotation simply isn’t necessary with ecological gardening because the mixed-up planting arrangement counteracts the effects of mineral depletion because a single species doesn’t dominate a single area.  Likewise, green manure crops are not necessary as nitrogen is topped up in two ways.  Firstly, through planting edible legumes such as peas and beans within the jungle-like mass.  And secondly, by the addition of compost to the surface of any bare areas.

 

Composting

Compost is an important part of the ecological garden and is a very valuable commodity.  To me, composting is a way of building valuable nutrients that will, one day, feed me and my family.  The average person buys food from a shop, consumes it and then sends the waste away.  This is simply buying nutrients, taking what you need for that precise moment, and disregarding the remainder.  It’s a nutrient flow that only flows in one direction, like a fancy car roaring down the road.  You admire the car for a moment, but after a second or two, it’s gone.

 

My goal is to slow down the car and then get it to do a U-turn.  I want to keep the nutrients within my property where I can capitalize on them.  By doing this, I am able to use the nutrients again, so I don’t have to buy them for a second time.  In effect, I am creating a system that is self-sustainable.  Composting is a vehicle in which we are able to create a nutrient cycle within our property.  We are part of that cycle because we consume the nutrients when they are, for a brief time, in a useful form.  Then they return to the compost and slowly make their way into another useful form where we consume them again.  This cycle can go on and on indefinitely.

 

Throw away the hoe

Natural ecosystems don’t require gardeners with shovels and hoes to come along every season to turn their soil, and neither does an ecological garden.  However, it is best not to walk on the garden beds as this will cause unnecessary compaction.  Of course, this requires the installation of permanent pathways that are positioned in a way that the gardener can obtain access to the plot.

 

Digging soil upsets the soil structure which, in turn, reduces the soil’s ability to pass on valuable nutrients to plants.  The loss of soil structure also reduces the soil’s ability to hold water.  Developing good soil structure is actually the best water conserving technique I know, and when practiced in conjunction with a dense planting arrangement creates a holistic soil ecology management plan.  A dense planting arrangement will shade the soils surface, stopping surface crusting which causes runoff and nutrient depletion.  Developing good deeper structure will allow soil organisms to do what they do best – turn organic matter into available plant nutrients.

 

Self Seeding

If you are lucky enough to visit a pristine rainforest you will probably be awestruck by the towering canopy.  However, the future of the rainforest lies in the soil in the form of seeds – tiny cells of life waiting for their opportunity to prosper.  If we are going to create an ecological garden then we have to make sure it too, has a future.  By allowing some plants to go to seed, we can build up seed stores, just like the rainforest.  And like the rainforest, we should aim to have thousands of seeds of many varieties spread right across our plot.  Most of these seeds will never germinate because in the ecological garden the niche spaces are so tightly filled that opportunities for new life are limited.  However, eventually a plant will be eaten and an empty niche space will appear.  If we have thousands of seeds lying dormant, the chances of the niche space being filled with something desirable are pretty good

Learn how to set up an organic vegetable garden that requires only 8 hours work per year! Discover how to plant an organic vegetable garden you can harvest ever day regardless of where you live HERE.

Is Organic SEO a Fruit or Vegetable?

Is Organic SEO a Fruit or Vegetable?

Is Organic SEO a Fruit or Vegetable?

             If you have a website and ask the above question, you really need to read this. If, however, you have experience with Organic SEO, this first article is not for you. SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization. This does NOT mean optimizing search engines such as Google or Yahoo. SEO is the “science” behind  your website ranking with the various search engines on a results page of an Internet query without paying for your position. WHAT??? Simply- SEO helps your website show up in a search result when someone is looking for your product or service. The higher on the list that you “show up” or rank, the better exposure you have to these potential visitors.  .

            What is Organic SEO you may ask… For your website to rank with the search engines “naturally” (organically), your website will be placed within the search results in the list of 10 companies on that page: an example of this is:     

            Why is Organic SEO important to your business? I am assuming that those reading this are somewhat comfortable with the Internet and your business does have a website (if your answer is no to the previous statement- welcome to 2008). Did you know that the second highest Internet activity is the act of searching using search engines( second behind e-mailing if your were curious)? Also, 85% of those Internet users will buy from those companies ORGANICALLY listed. How much business are you losing from not being organically optimized? It has also been shown that your rate of return is the highest for organic SEO marketing versus other forms. 

              If your website is NOT ranking (coming up) within the first three pages of a search for your service or product, you might at well not even be expecting sales from online traffic.Did you know that  93% of Internet users DO NOT look past the third page of their search results. Many small and mid sized companies can not compete with their larger competition for the top positions for paid Internet marketing. Paid positions and Internet marketing are like real estate; the best locations cost the most. Organic SEO allows the smaller companies to compete directly with their larger competition without needing their deep marketing budgets .

              How does Organic SEO work? SEO and ranking well is a moving target. Professional SEO firms have studied and are familiar with the search engines’ “formulas” for ranking sites. However, these engines are ever changing. There are very simple changes that you can make to your site to help- those will be discussed in a later issue. The most important stage of any SEO campaign is keyword research- again- we will discuss at a later date. Keyword analysis is the first step of any professional  SEO campaign.     

              Your homework is to come up with 5 keywords or keyphrases which you think potential visitors will be typing into Google, Yahoo or MSN to find your service or product. Then, contact me at kdorsey@globalseoresults.com with this list and I will tell you how many searches per day those keywords or phrases are receiving and where your site is ranking with those keywords.   

              I do hope that you now understand what SEO stands for and what is Organic SEO. If not- contact me directly to discuss this in further detail. Organic SEO is essential if you expect sales through your website. Don’t ignore the importance of it- your competitors aren’t!    

Kathleen Dorsey is the Founder of Global Results and has been a successful business owner since 1999. She enjoys given small to mid-sized companies the Internet marketing boost they need through Organic SEO techniques. She can be reached at 1-800-408-0093 x 210 or kdorsey@globalseoresults.com

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Gardening Supply- The Vegetable Suppliers And Where To Find Them

Gardening Supply- The Vegetable Suppliers And Where To Find Them

As you look for gardening supply, the vegetable supplies are often found easily. However, where the supplies are bought from, actually matters. Most of times as you find that every gardening need you have could come from little pouches. This is not true when one is looking for high-quality ingredients for the gardening supply. The vegetable seeds or even bulbs for garlic and onions could be successful. It is, but a better choice to check out for other, still higher quality resources instead of them.

Find them- the place

For any gardening supply; be it vegetable or fruit supplies one should know where to look for them? In earlier times when the farms were readily available, the farmers or gardeners never tried turning to others for any supplies that was needed for the crops. This proves to be very expensive. They instead turned to their very own current crops. They would ensure to keep good amount of seeds from the produce of previous harvests in order to plant their crop again in the next year. It allowed absolutely at no cost and it provided them with consistent and high quality fruit and vegetable crop. The farmers were aware about what the seeds would yield, and took no risk at all about what other products were available in the gardening supply. The vegetables were found amazing, and tasted in the similar manner, too.

Today, however, it is not possible that one has a crop from which the gardening supplies could be gathered. The vegetable growers could look towards other growers, no matter what help is required. For an instance, you may visit your local farm requesting some seeds for trying them in your garden. Always ensure that all the produce which is bought from the farm has come from its actual fields. This would help you in knowing the quality.

In few other instances, one may essentially do even better with the available gardening supply. Most vegetable and fruits could often be bought from the organic growers locally. They can be then seeded by you. When the plant hasn’t been grown in such a manner i.e., not allowing for seeds, then one may find this as the best method for getting affordable gardening supplies. Fruits and vegetables used like this are the very best choices you would find.

Always take some time for checking some higher quality gardening supplies. Vegetables and fruits which are grown in such manner are very unique in their tastes and textures. They would be healthier too, especially when it is grown organically. One may look for varied sources of supplies in the gardening activities. IN most cases, you could even locate most of the growers right online.

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