Salmonella, E. Coli and other bacteria

Growing your own foods will minimize risk of contamination.

Another Good Reason To Grow Your Own Food when possible. Salmonella, E. Coli and other bacteria names that I can’t even pronounce strikes fear into the hearts of all Americans. This is as it should be. They are common bacterias found everywhere in the natural world. At best an infection can make you feel bad and at worst they can be killers. Bacteria is killed and becomes harmless if you always cook foods to an internal temperature of at least 160%F

Most food supply contamination occur through poor farming practices or poor sanitation of food processing facilities and their employees. You can minimize risk by following great grand mothers warnings, always wash anything you are putting in your mouth. That includes your hands and ‘all’ foods. Carefully wash fruits and vegetables before cooking and even more importantly before eating raw fruits and vegetables. Generally speaking bacteria contamination are on the surface of food products and not actually contained in the cell structure of food products. Washing well will remove bacterial contamination.

Live better, eat better and enjoy better tasting vegetables by growing your own. Even the smallest plot can produce a large harvest if properly managed. City dwellers can use flower beds as vegetable gardens. Container Gardening Containers of all sizes and shapes can be used by renters and apartment dwellers to grow an amazing wide variety of vegetables.

Many herbs used in cooking are nothing more than hearty weeds, tolerant to heat and dry growing conditions and neglect. The secret is grow what you like to eat. If you never use thyme in your cooking, don’t wast your time and space growing thyme.

It seems that everyone wants to grow tomato’s. However if you have limited space this may not be a good choice for you. Tomato plants require a lot of space to grow and produce a good crop. Some of the smaller so called patio tomato’s may work for you. Tomato seed supplier

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5 responses to “Salmonella, E. Coli and other bacteria

  1. “The closer that you are to your food supply, the better you know what went into it” is my motto. I also believe that eating home-grown food helps introduce & replenish the beneficial bacteria that our digestive system needs. The fungicides, irradiation, etc. that factory farming uses to preserve food reduces the bateria which we need. A health gut is more likely to reduce the likelihood that undesirable bactiria will spread to create illness.
    Oscar

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  2. Great article! We have strong summer heat too in CO..using shade cloth helps a ton on our cooler crops.😄

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  3. Irish and yes we try to grow what we like, though our climate is not hot enough for some plants. Potatoes, spinach carrots and onions, parsnip s are our usual crops.

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