Is eating a healthy diet one of your New Year’s resolutions?
If you’ve resolved to start eating better for health reasons, you are not alone. It is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, year after year. For most people this means eating less sugar, eliminating junk food, drinking more water and adding lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to their diet.
What if your soil could talk? Chances are, it would say “Feed me a healthy diet, too!”
Sounds ridiculous, right? Not at all! The key to growing healthy, nutritious food is to begin with healthy soil. Healthy soil is filled with billions of living, breathing microorganisms. Bacteria, fungi, algae, nematodes, anthropods—you can’t see them with the naked eye, but these are just some of the microorganisms that contribute to the health of the soil. Healthy soil should be teeming with these busy biological “workers” whose main task is to break down organic material and make essential nutrients and micronutrients available for plants to absorb.
Unfortunately, many soils are seriously depleted for a variety of reasons ranging from natural conditions to over-farming and/or the application of synthetic fertilizers. The “quick-and-dirty” solution is to feed the plants, but not the soil. That’s what chemical fertilizers do. They deliver nutrients to plants directly but do not improve the overall health of the soil.
The short term results are good.
The long term consequences are bad.
Why? Because as beneficial living organisms die out, the soil becomes unbalanced and hard. The breakdown in soil structure results in weaker plants, increased risk of disease and, ultimately, soil infertility. After a while, plants can only grow with the addition of more chemicals that can wash away into the rivers and streams. The consequences are dire and unsustainable.
Fortunately, more and more people are awakening to the notion that healthy soil leads to healthy plants and, ultimately, a healthy planet. There are many organic soil amendments to choose from, and we encourage you to read about the benefits of 100% natural Cascade Minerals Remineralizing Soil Booster which mimics the Earth’s own remineralizing process for producing healthy soil.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and abundant New Year!
Cascade Minerals is committed to helping people eat more nutritious food that they grow themselves. Our all-natural remineralizing soil booster is made from massive basalt stones from Central Oregon’s legendary Cascade Mountains. Rocks are finely milled to produce a 100% natural product that is approved for organic production and releases the essential minerals and trace elements that plants and humans need to flourish.