Why are we so happy to be growing organically?
Well, the largest study of its kind recently discovered that organically grown foods have lots and lots of advantages over their non-organically grown alternatives, from more antioxidants (AKA the good stuff) and fewer pesticide residues (AKA the bad stuff).
We also love the fact that organic growing helps to preserve and protect the environment by causing as little disturbance as possible.
But if we’re organically grown, how do we keep the pests off of your plants?
Ah, we’re glad you asked this question, because it’s a little Plantables secret that we hardly ever get to talk about: super-bugs.
Yep, that’s right. As well as our staff of plant-loving green-thumbs, we also have teams of super-bugs that work for us to keep the nasty pests away from your healthy plants.
Don’t believe us? Check out this video.
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Good bugs fighting bad bugs! If you look closely you can see tiny Swirski Mites. Instead of spraying, we release tens of thousands of these beneficial insects in our Greenhouse. They have a voracious appetite and will prey on pest insects who want to damage our plants. This method of biological control is extremely effective and becoming increasingly popular in the greenhouse industry as an alternative to chemicals. . . . #plantables #bugs #insects #ipm #plants #horticulture #garden #nospray #environment #green #spring #healthy #farm #safe #growyourownfood #balance #cool #amazing #funfact #wednesday
These Swirsky mites are the unsung heroes of our greenhouse.
Whenever we release tens of thousands of these superbugs in our greenhouse, they get to work hunting down all of the bad bugs that want to snack on your plants and, well, eating them instead.
And because they have voracious appetites, they’re crazy effective at making sure that we don’t have to spray your plants.
Do you want to know more about how we grow awesome, happy, healthy plants and ship them to your door?
Check out this post where we give you a little peek behind the curtains of our organic greenhouse! (That’s the last time we say the word organic, promise. We’re just over the moon about it.)