Basics Of Growing Sweet Corn In Your Backyard Or Small Garden

Sweet corn is a vegetable that everyone loves. You can eat sweet corn in variety of ways. It can be eaten right off the plants. You can also prepare several food items with them including corn soup, and in combination of other vegetables such as beans or sweet peas. Sweet corn is a good source of rich crabs, vitamins and minerals and when eaten with peas or beans, which are rich in amino acids, it makes a great balanced meal. It can also be added to salads, pasta or rice or beef stews to make a delicious meal. Sweet corn is usually a summer time crop and needs plenty of sunshine to grow. The plants are also tall and might not be suitable for indoor gardening or backyard greenhouse gardening if you try to grow the traditional sweet corn. There are however certain kinds of sweet corn that can be grown in a green house in your backyard, and the crops will be sweeter than any corn you will buy at the supermarket. If you have a sunny plot in your backyard, you may try to grow Sweet Symphony, Kandy Korn Silver or Queen in your backyard. If you want to grow them indoors, you need to keep them under a bright lamp where they receive plenty of heat. It is also important to have good flow of air because the corn plants pollinate through wind. Planting Sweet Corns To grow corn in your backyard, you need to prepare the soil with good supply of manure and compost. Spring is the best season for planting seeds. If you prepare...

The Benefits Of Choosing Food Made From Organic Ingredients

It has often been debated if we should eat foods only made from organic farming methods? Is it harmful to eat food from conventional farms? Would we benefit from eating organic food only? And so on. However, it is not always simple to answer all these questions with straight answers. Yet, we may look into what organic food is, what the organic ingredients are and how it differs from the conventional methods of growing food.   What is organic food? Organic food is grown with natural farming methods without using any synthetic ingredients, chemicals for fertilization, pesticides, or any other methods of GMO (genetically modified organism). The organic food is also not processed with any synthetic chemicals, additives or preservatives. In an organic farm some methods of pest control and fertilization are used, which are also natural and without synthetic chemicals. The soil is prepared through all natural fertilizers, the plants and animals are also grown in natural organic methods without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics. They are fed organic food and raised naturally.   The green revolution The organic movement started in the early 40s and 50s in response to the rapid industrialization of agriculture, and it became known as the Green Movement.  Countries like USA, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany and many other developed countries regulate the organic farming so that the producers of organic food follow proper guidelines and regulations in order to market their food as organic. The term organic farming derived from a book by Lord Northbourne, published in 1930, where he coined the term “organic farming” out of his notion of “the...

Aquaponic Farming – A New Way Of Agriculture To Feed The Hungry Planet

The need for food to feed the planet is growing every day, and there is no simple solution for addressing this problem. To add insult to injury, the world is also going through climatic changes, environmental disturbances and also shortages of resources. On top of that, there are several political unrest and global issues that also affect us all. We are all suffering from the crisis of having fewer amounts of food, energy resources, and sustainable livestock. Although there seems to be no perfect solution to address all the global problems and shortages of food, the ancient methods of producing more food and yielding more crops through aquaponics can be a great way to increase the amount food production globally. Aquaponics, which is also known as Hydroponics, is a technique of growing plants on water through a steady supply of nutrients through a pump or flow of solutions. Growing food through aquaponic agriculture does not require great amount of land or resources, and can be a great solution for sustainable agriculture. There are great new methods of aquaculture that can increase the amount of food to feed our planet, and can be especially profitable in places where water and transporting other resources for agriculture such as heavy machinery, and fertilizers may be costly. Transportation costs for farmers can be an added burden which can be easily avoided. The Aquaponic techniques of farming are not to be taken lightly. A single container farm can produce enough food to support a family of several people for a year. Just imagine how much families can save on food by growing simple produce...