Organic foods are environment friendly foods which are cultivated using animal manure and compost as natural fertilizer. Organic foods are which in the purest form, grown without the application of chemical fertilizer or pesticides and sold to the consumers without adding preservatives and synthetic food enhancers. To further enrich soil crop rotation system is followed
"Organic" technically refers to any material that is carbon-based. Organically raised food follows a set of prescribed practices that differ in a number of ways from industrialized agriculture. The farms must go through the certification process of the country or state which label their food organic. The process is expensive. Organic standards vary from country to country, and standards given below are followed in our country
· No use of synthetic chemicals
· No use of irradiation
· No use of sewage sludge (It gets used in other agriculture)
· No Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
· Periodic on-site inspections
a. Collect the pot materials,like sack made of jute or even synthetic sack or any reused tomato baskets, wooden baskets available from the market or unused buckets
b. Fill with good soil or compost materials (compost: you can prepare skin of vegetables, fruits and dump in a pit, spread in a layer alternatively with soil and along with earth worms for a longer period of time)
c. Purchase good variety of seeds of vegetables and fruits pertaining to the climate and season.
d. Plant it, keep it under the sun, water it regularly using water that has been used for washing vegetables, rice, dhal etc.
e. Remove the weeds regularly, don’t over water it and maintain the plant by pruning the old leaves.
f. This will give you a good yield of vegetable and fruits grown from home
g. For example Brinjal, Ladies finger can be grown in all months, but tomatoes can be grown from the month April to August, and green leafy vegetables from the month of January to August