Yesterday we talked about World Soil Day and how important soils are to #YourFarmers growing Ontario grains. But, did you know many of these practices farmers use on their grain farms may apply to a small garden as well?
When dealing with soil it is easy to remember that it is a living organism and has the same basic requirements as you or I:Â food, water, shelter, and air.
Here are eight tips from #YourFarmers farms that you can use in your backyard gardens:
October 5th is World Soil Day and what a great day to celebrate one of Earth’s most valuable resources! Did you know 95% of our food is produced via Earth’s soil? That includes Ontario’s barley, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat!
We know how hard it is to ensure you and your family are enjoying a healthy lifestyle that includes whole grains. Every Tuesday we will release a #TrainWithGrainsTip that will help you include whole grains into your healthy lifestyle.
Our tip this week is:
This fall, choose corn to be your comfort food! Try creating some delicious food using Ontario cornmeal. When buying cornmeal, check the ingredient list for the words â€śwhole corn.â€ť This way, you know the product is whole grain â€“ meaning all three parts of the grain are included: the bran, the germ and the endosperm to ensure your getting all the beneficial nutrients from the grains.