By Mathew Grubb
"Researchers looked at apples treated with the
insecticide chlorpyrifos, fungicides captan and
carbendazim, and antioxidant diphenylamine.
They found: The residues of diphenylamine and
carbendazim were not decreased by washing,
but were decreased in the peel and core samples by
cooking.Diphenylamine is not dangerous, however
carbendazim is banned in the US as it has been linked to
cancer, birth defects and disruption of cell development."
A Healthy Garden in 6 Steps!
1: Finding a Spot
Scout out a location that receives adequate sunlight that you will have easy access to for maintaining and watering.
2: Choosing Plants
While keeping in mind your region and time of the year, choose the proper tasty vegetables you enjoy.
3: Making a Home
By properly fertilizing your soil. You can create and ensure your plants are in a healthy "bed".
By feeding your plants compost by making from scratch or buying for cheap, you can give your plants essential organic nutrients that will help them grow.
Having a good source of water is key to the plants survival. Watering your plants often is key to their growth. Often can seem tedious, but watching them grow can be rewarding!
Making sure your plants don't get eaten alive is key while maintaining a sustainable organic practice. Here is a great list of potential sources for your garden