Grow Your Own Vegetables: It isn’t rocket science.

articles garden May 16, 2019

Grow Your Own Vegetables: It isn't rocket science.

There’s nothing better than getting your hands dirty and reaping the rewards of your hard work, especially when it comes from the garden. Organic, home grown fruits and vegetables are free of pesticides and other chemicals that can damage our bodies over time.

There are many great reasons to start your own vegetable garden.

  • Control your food — The only way to know exactly what is in the food you are consuming is to grow or make it yourself…and a garden is a great way to do it! You have absolute control over how the garden is grown, the seeds and fertilizer used, and have intimate knowledge of each fruit or vegetable.
  • Save money The cost of organic produce at a grocery store is usually more expensive if you are concerned about chemicals and trying to eat healthy. Growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs can ease the stress on your wallet and mind.
  • Freshness — Produce in the store may have been sitting there for days. It may be handled frequently, be bruised or limp, or the quality can be questionable. Picking fruits and vegetables from your garden ensures you are getting your produce at the peak of its freshness.

There are different ways to accommodate growing a garden even if you don’t have a lot of space for a dedicated garden plot. 

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