10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Garden

10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Garden

Feb 12, 2021, 12:13:08 PM Life and Styles

Growing your own fruits and vegetables is a very simple solution to many different environmental, health as well as economic problems. It doesn't matter if you are growing a single plant or a huge garden, it will be something that is very beneficial to both your health and the environment.


The Food Will Be More Nutritious

When you have your own garden, the food will be more diverse and healthier as it will be packed with vitamins and minerals. When it's in its rawest and freshest form, it will not only be more nutritious but it will taste much better than store-bought. That is because the products sold in markets has been processed in order to survive being shipped and distributed. Once it reaches the destination it will stay in storage or on the shelf until it’s purchased losing its nutritional value.  


It Will Help You Stay Active

Growing your own garden is one of the best ways you can ensure that you are getting in your daily dose of fresh air and physical activity. The act of gardening has been proven to promote physical health. Along with helping you stay active it will improve your cardiac health, decrease your stress levels and improve your motor skills. 


You Will Get More Vitamin D

Gardening is one of the best ways you can absorb vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin. It is a crucial vitamin that helps maintain healthy bones and teeth as well as protect you against diseases.  


Better for the Environment

Because most of the produce has to be transported long-distance it releases fossil fuels. Therefore, by growing your own food you are helping to protect the environment. Another benefit for the environment is that you won't be using any chemicals or pesticides, therefore you are not leaving a carbon footprint. 


It Will Give You A Sense of Pride

Planting something, nurturing it and watching it grow will give you the amazing feeling of accomplishment and pride. Not only that but you are growing something that will help you nourish yourself and maintain your health. 


It Can Help You Save Money

What a lot of people don't know is that you can actually save a lot of money by growing your own fruits and vegetables. All you will need to spend money on is something like a hydroponic system, seeds and other supplies and you will produce vegetables and fruits with way more than your initial cost of all the supplies.


You Won’t Use Chemical Pesticides

When you are growing your own garden, you are controlling the environment it is growing in. there is no need to have chemicals and pesticides when you are growing a garden in your backyard. If you do end up having some issues with pests, there is an organic remedy for it, so there is no need to use chemicals. 


Reduced Danger of Food Contamination

Growing your own food will ensure that you know when your food comes from and what has been put in it. What a lot of people don't realise is that food-borne illnesses are not rare and they are really dangerous. Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli are the most common foodborne illnesses that affect vegetables and fruits. In order not to worry about getting any of those, grow your own vegetables and fruits and you're good to go. 


You Will Have a Much Broader Selection

When you are buying your fruits and vegetables at the store you are limited to what they choose to offer to you. But when you are growing your own garden you can have as many options as your heart desires. You can try planting so many different things and different versions of your favourite vegetables. Another fun thing is that you can try something new every season until you find the perfect combination. 


There is A Great Joy in Sharing the Bounty

Having your own garden supply means that you will always have plenty of produce to share. And most people will be more than thrilled to accept the extras from your harvest. That is why you should always share your bounty with your closest neighbours, who know that might be the only product they will eat that week. 


Keep in mind that your garden doesn't have to be big in order to be beneficial for you and the environment. When you are making your garden, make sure that you choose an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight every day and that it has access to water. Once you get the hang of it, you will quickly gain knowledge on how to grow your garden and what works best for the environment you have to offer. Your time and dedication will pay off by growing your own great-tasting food.

Published by Alexis Walker

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