Is a vegetable garden worth
the time invested? Absolutely!
Fresh vegetables on the
table every day is not only important for your family's health,
it's also a big help in keeping your grocery budget in line. If
the perpetual raising prices of fresh vegetables have got you
reeling then you're in for a treat when you realize just how
easy it is to grow your own in the back yard or even a small
place like a balcony.
You'll never have to worry about
what chemicals have been sprayed on your fruit and vegetables as
you'll have full
control from seed to table. If you're not a big vegetable
consumer then you may be surprised to see your vegetable
consumption skyrocket. Fresh homegrown veggies clearly taste
better when they've been picked literally minutes before eating
and you will likely find you're more agreeable to the new tastes
than you were with store-bought veggies.
from the store are likely more “well travelled” than you are.
Store-bought fruit and vegetables can travel more than 1000
miles from the farmer's field to your table, it's no wonder that
home grown veggies taste so much better.
exactly where your food was grown or under what conditions, how
it was handled or who handled it, can be other major reasons for
starting your own garden and reaping the spoils of fresh
vegetables grown with your own hands. Food safety is a major
concern for most countries as international shipping becomes
more the norm in food supplies – some of the techniques such as
food irradiation are concerning to some and comforting to
others. Not having to worry about it as you eat your own product
is the best feeling of all.
likely that your (non-organic) store bought vegetables have been
sprayed with some sort of pesticide. Most communities won't
allow you to spray pesticides on your lawn because a person or pet
might chance a walk across it – yet it's apparently fine to EAT
vegetables if they have a little pesticide residue on them.
Eating food with excessive pesticide residues may cause acute
and/or chronic adverse health effects, so why take the chance
when growing your own vegetables is so easy.
gardening has become quite trendy over the last few years; it's
likely several of your neighbors are already doing it. Seed
companies are reporting huge increases in sales – notably since
the most recent recession started.
The start-up cost for
a garden of your own can be very little and the savings can be
huge indeed. Even the seeds can be found inexpensively at the
dollar store in the spring or at reasonable prices from
companies specializing in seeds. Composting will provide rich
soil to supplement your garden soil. Used or even new lumber for
a raised garden is not expensive if you choose to go that route.
Tools can be found dirt cheap used or on sale. Large containers
for balconies can be found in the spring at the roadside as
people start to plant large trees on their properties and throw
out the containers. Use your imagination and a garden full of
fresh veggies can be yours for next to nothing!
Get Growing, Get Greedy And Eat Your Veggies!