The Brix Advantage
Feed the soil, not the plant…
Organic means more than just ‘chemical free’: it means developing naturally without being forced to grow.
As soon as a fruit or vegetable is plucked from its parent plant, it slowly loses its vitality. That’s why growing your own produce not only guarantees freshness, but also ensures the highest quality possible.
Conventional farming kills most of the good bacteria that dwells in the soil, making the plant’s ability almost impossible to absorb and synthesize the essential nutrients it needs for excellent growth.
On the other hand, high Brix gardens yield foods that have lower nitrate and water content, and have a lower overall freezing point.
Their storage attributes are also better. When you keep Brix levels high, the final produce lasts much longer on the plant and also on the shelf. This allows you to extend the picking time and shelf life by up to two weeks.
Plants with low Brix levels invite nasty insects who sense the plant’s vulnerability, and attack the plant for a feeding ground. Contrarily, plants with high Brix levels ward off pests and diseases, due to their high resistance life force that acts as a safeguarding shield.
There’s a myriad of benefits of growing your own Brix organic food, including both health and practical. Here’s just a few:
- Taste: Organic fruit and vegetables are more flavoursome and taste better than conventionally grown produce because you’ll be eating them at the peak of its ripeness.
- Nutrition: Due to the lack of fertilizers that contain N-P-K macronutrients, organically grown food are devoid of these additives, making them richer in vitamins and minerals.
- No Pesticide Residue: Regardless of how much rain or irrigation water washes pesticides away in farm paddocks (as commercial growers want us to believe); the residue still permeates into the soil and becomes groundwater, which then finds its way on your table. Organically grown food is totally free from all the above.
- Inexpensive: Gardening is economical in many ways. For every fruit or vegetable you grow, that’s one less you have to buy. Calculate the cost of buying any type of fruit or vegetable over a year, and compare that to the amount of food you’ll reap from a single packet of seeds, and you’ll be amazed.
- Freshness: Owning a live yielding garden means you enjoy readily available freshness. No need to wait weeks or months for storage, freight, or shelving that’s usually the case when you buy fruit and vegetables at a store.
- Awareness & Ownership: There’s no better way to remove doubt about the food you eat than by growing it yourself. You’ll not only be fully aware of exactly what’s in your food, but you’ll also enjoy the satisfaction that comes with the ownership of having your own garden.
- Certainty: Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of all, it has now been scientifically proven that growing your own food reduces stress on a deeper level by assuring oneself of the ability to survive in times of unexpected emergency. Knowing you can still eat in the event of an electricity shortage or grocery store ‘shut-down’ caused by an economical or natural disaster provides a feeling of safety and gratifies the natural instinctive survival mechanism we’re all innately born with.