Growing Tomatoes Organically
Tomatoes are a favourite crop to grow in anybody’s garden, and are delicious, nutritious and versatile. If you grow them using organic methods, you know how much tastier they are than conventionally-grown ones. “You are what you eat” can be extended to growing vegetables – “Veggies are made of whatever you put in the soil.” If you use chemicals and pesticides, that’s what you will be eating. If your soil is rich and healthy with organic material, that’s also what you’ll be eating. Take your pick.
Health Benefits of Organic Tomatoes
The health benefits of organic tomatoes is the topic of discussion everywhere recently; the reason being a research carried out by a team of scientists at the University of California, Davis. Organic food lovers all over the world are delighted by this news as there was little scientific evidence to prove the health benefits of organic food over non-organic food.
Efficient Organic Tomato Farming
Organic tomatoes fetch a higher premium!
Walk into a vegetable store and enquire about the prices of organic tomatoes and non-organic tomatoes.
You will agree that organic tomatoes fetch 10% to 30% higher price than conventional tomatoes do. This is a big incentive for any farmer to switch to organic farming of tomatoes. You will be surprised to know, but tomato is one of the highest pesticide sprayed vegetable in the world. Hence, growing organic tomatoes gives farmers a satisfaction that they are not using harmful chemicals for growing the crop.