If you’re the type of person who worries about pesticides, preservatives, and GMO’s, then you’ve no doubt heard of the dirty dozen.
If not, it’s a yearly report put out by the Environmental Working Group based on an analysis of fruits and vegetables around the country. It lists the 12 foods with the most residue from synthetic chemicals that could be bad for your health.
This report has inspired many people to start growing their own fruits and veggies, but growing enough to where you don’t have to go to the grocery store for them is a big undertaking. However, it is very doable.
In this article by Melissa K. Norris, she talks about what vegetables she never shops for and how much of them she has planted. She also provides a link to a chart that shows exactly how much to plant for a year’s worth of food. Follow the link below to check it out.