Are you still on the fence about whether or not you should have a garden? Is growing your own food worth it? Read the many benefits to growing your own food, it might help change your mind.
Is Growing Your Own Food Worth it?
I think it’s totally worth it to grow your own food. It takes work and determination, but the rewards are outweigh the struggles by far.
You know exactly what you’re eating. And by far, food from your own garden tastes so much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store.
You Have More Control Over Chemicals
To start with, growing your own food means that you are getting automatic organic fruits
and vegetables without having to get pay extra for that in the store or go to a specialty shop to get certain organic foods. If you want less chemicals in your food, the best way to do that is by growing vegetables yourself.
Growing your own food means that you have full control over it, from choosing seeds or plants, to
balancing the soil, watering, and choosing how you want to protect your plants from
pests. There are lots of natural ways to deal with pests that will not harm the food itself,
and won’t be a danger to animals that are roaming in your backyard.
It Helps You to Save Money
Think about all the money you will save by growing your own food! One thing that often keeps people from buying fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs is that it can add up quickly.
Yes, you can spend as much on a bag of apples as a frozen meal for your family, but
the produce is much better for your family. If money is an issue, then try growing your
own food. A small tomato plant that costs a few dollars will keep giving you tomatoes
over and over again. The same can be said for many fruits and vegetables that have
continued growth even after the first harvest.
You Are Encouraged to Eat Better
It is hard not to eat better when the food is already at home. When you spend time on your fruit trees and planting vegetables in the ground, you want to use them when they start to grow. It is exciting seeing the growth, whether starting from small plants or
seeds. It makes you want to eat these delicious foods that you have grown right at home, so you will be eating a lot better.
All Your Food is Fresher
Growing food at home also means that your food is as fresh as possible. Even fresh
produce in many grocery stores was shipped some even from other countries and might have been harvested days before. With your own vegetable garden and herb garden, you can pick them and use
them that day. It is truly a modern homestead lifestyle.