The overall benefits of organic farming in Maryland are that organic growing causes less impact on all of the growing cycles. Growing is about cycles, and there are many cycles that both a grower and a plant encounter within any farming. There is the nutrient cycle, soil cycle, light cycle, growth cycle, water cycle, and even the phosphorus cycle. Growers, gardeners, farmers — they all have to deal with these cycles whether they mean to or not.
Non-Organic Farming produces chemical bi-products that are not healthy to the environment or the body
There are chemicals and substances that are not healthy for humans or the environment. Crude oil is one such example. There are chemicals everywhere, and regardless of the crop you are producing, it is all about the chemicals.
For example, when a person consumes a carrot, most of that carrot becomes part of you. Our body breaks down the carrot into usable forms and what is usable is kept, and the rest our body discards. That is true of whatever you consume, even with cannabis. There are arguments over whether or not one can taste the difference between organic —no spray and non-organic cannabis. Taste is the least of your worries if what you are smoking or ingesting is covered in pesticides or fungicides. One benefit of purely organically grown foods and medicines is that they are free of dangerous man-made chemicals.
Why Organic Growing Produces Superior Results
Purely organically grown food and medicines go so far as to use purified water. Chloramine, which is what most municipalities use in tap water does not evaporate like chlorine does. So resting water does not become purified. Manmade fertilizers affect many of the cycles in a negative way. First, they do not protect or help soil health. They cause problems with the water cycle via runoff. Too much of them can kill your crop. Too little fertilizer and there is little benefit. Even artificial light may not be perfect for producing the best chemicals within a crop. There is no real substitute for natural sunlight.
Organic through the entire growing cycle
Setting up an organic crop requires forethought. The outcome of how the farm is setup becomes stronger when growers consider all of these cycles. If you want quality, you have to start with quality. Follow that quality throughout the entire lifecycle of the plant. Start with good soil health and organically enriched soil full of natural fertilizers. That environment helps seeds germinate and seedlings to have the best start in their life. That means stronger plants with healthy leaves and flowers. Using purified water means that the plant deals with fewer toxins, and more energy is put into growing, flowering, and producing. An organic farm sets the grower up for future production. This is a sustainable relationship that when handled in a beneficial way produces the best crops. The last cycle is the relationship between the grower and the land. That lifecycle is about respect. It is about producing quality crops that offer superior health to whoever should consume them.