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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Growing Your Own Vegetable


Did you ever wonder if the fruits and veggies you are eating are clean? I bet you always think that they are clean enough, but what if they're not? Find out which are these vegetables and fruits are loaded with pesticides..

It is best if we could grow our own garden so we are sure what we are getting from our produce. Gardening is one therapy for our body too, it helps us more relax by just spending time taking care of our plants.
Farmers have long used pesticides to prevent insects from ruining their crops. Although proper use of pesticides is approved by the U.S. government, one study estimated that as many as five million people are sickened every year due to pesticide poisonings. To skip the pesticides (but not the nutrition), purchase produce known to have lower levels of pesticides—or buy organic.

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ckulit said...

Oh my, I didnt know that bell peppers and celery are loaded with pesticides hon... It says that broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green peas, or romaine lettuce are the best replacement for Bpepper but I don't think brocolli is good enough because if you will thoroughly examine brocolli, they have worms most of the time...yaiks! With Celery, i think i'll go with carrots..

For the fruits, the filthiest are apples, peaches and nectarines.. Favorite ko pa naman ang apple hehehe..


Peeling fruits such as peaches or apples can greatly reduce the risk of ingesting potentially harmful chemicals. Even if you take off the rind, it’s still a good idea to wash the fruit, too, especially if you’re choosing one of these dirty fruits identified by the Environmental Working Group.

Malou said...

Yikes! That's why we should always wash our vegestables thoroughly before cooking. Thanks for the post joops...

Martin Miller-Yianni said...

No surprises there. Here in Bulgaria we have none of that, but tie is ticking away for it to happens, especially as Bulgarians believe everything they hear and see on tevelvision, most coming form across the Atlantic.

The only answer is not shop and grow your own like we do...

U.Lee said...

Hi Joops, Holy Smoke, now you scare me, haha....but being in Canada past 21 years, so far so good, and heading into my twilight years, too late to worry, ha ha....
But my wife, bless her....she has an obession with cleaniness, and the way she washes all fruits and vegetables....like she a surgeon about to do a triple bypass or highway, ha ha.

Hey, I love that pic of you watching TV and that little guy practicing his mountain climbing skills....can see your wife must be a fantastic cook...
from your ha ha....shapely tum tum, arhaaa ha ha.

By the way, you love sailing? I love boats, schooners, anything with sails....especially tall ships. Psssst, not to mention women too, *wink*.
Anyway, you take care....and wash those vegetables, ha ha.
Have a nice day, Lee.

Cecile n' Matt said...

joops, you can add blog link to yours and there is no problem with that :-) i will add yours to mine blog roll, too!

btw, thanks for sharing this article about fruita and vegetables. that 's the reason why we need to wash them really well to save ourselves from ingesting those chemical and worms ... yuck!

Joops said...

Yes Malou, we have to make sure that our veggies and fruits are well washed before cooking/eating it!

Joops said...

You're absolutely right Martin, back in the States we always grow our own garden in our backyard, we seldom buy veggies in the store. The problem we have in our present location is the ground, we tried to plant veggies but it didn't grow well compared to the ones we had in WV..

thanks for the very nice ideas!

Joops said...

We're so lucky to have wives like yours and mine... I guess, its an asian trait lol!

My wife indeed surprises me when it comes to cooking because she told me when we first met that she don't know how to cook.. But she's actually a very good cook... Yeah, yeah, can't get rid of my big tummy hehe, can't help...

its good to know you love sailing man, maybe we could sail sometime lol..

Joops said...

Thanks cecille... I'm glad my visitors appreciate what i wrote here.. Thanks a lot to all of you!

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