Is Organic Really Better Than Conventional ?

Is organic really better for the environment than conventional (industrial) agriculture? by Hannah Ritchie October 19, 2017 Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in entries dedicated to specific topics.  This blog post draws on data and research discussed in our entries on Crop Yields, Land Use, and Fertilizers and Pesticides. This post was …

Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Vegetable Garden While Feeding Your Family

A sustainable vegetable garden means one that can be sustained over time, and would necessarily involve I) growing food you want to eat, so you are motivated to continue growing, II) growing economically, so that it is worthwhile doing, as well as III) taking care of environmental issues, so that the ground will continue to …

Lots of Blossoms But Not Much Fruit – What’s Happening?

Following is a seemingly simple question, the answer to which is very important to having a successful garden. To answer it properly is not so simple, but it is worth knowing, so I invite you to pay close attention to each element of my response. Q. I have hundreds of blossoms on my tomato, squash …

Hydroponic or Organic – What’s the Difference?

HYDROPONIC OR ORGANIC – What’s the difference? by Roger H. Thayer www.simplyhydro.com/hydvsorg.htm I’d like to have a dollar for each time I’ve been asked, “Is it organic?”, since I started in the hydroponics business in 1972, I’d be rich! Is hydroponics organic? Is it chemical? What are the similarities and the differences? These questions have …