Hi all – there are lots of great reasons to have a garden, but for those of you who haven’t started your own garden yet, I figured I’d list the 5 best reasons to start a garden this year.
Reason 1: Fresh Veggies Taste Better!
Even if you’ve never had a garden yourself, chances are you’ve walked through a friends garden or been served just-picked veggies in a salad or for dinner.
Now I love most vegetables, but there’s no question that fresh veggies taste WAY better – and they’re much better for you too.
This is party because when you have a garden you wait to pick vegetables until they’re ripe and therefore have the most flavor.
Store-bought veggies are generally picked well before they’re ripe and left to ripen in transit or with the help of chemicals (yuck).
Reason 2: Fresh Vegetables are Better For You
This ties into reason #1. By growing your own veggies you can wait to harvest until they’re ripe. During the ripening process your vegetables fill with vitamins and nutrients that simply don’t exist in chemical-ripened plants.
Not only that, but when you grow you own vegetables it’s up to you if you use natural fertilizers and compost and whether or not you use pesticides (we prefer not to) – and therefore you can limit your exposure to harmful chemicals.
Reason 3: No Transportation Required
Growing your own vegetables is the ultimate in sustainability. When you grown your own you remove the need to have veggies transported to you from far away – and this is better for our environment.
This also slows the spread of parasites and invasive species from one part of the world to others!
Reason 4: You’ll Eat Better than You Ever Have Before
This is probably the best reason to have a garden. The quality of your food will increase dramatically! From salads that burst with flavor to fresh and crunchy green beans, spicy peppers or glowing red tomatoes, everything you eat out of your garden will taste amazing.
Not only that, but all those fresh vegetables that you just grew are wonderful for you. Fresh fruits and veggies are the best cure for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and dozens of other ailments.
Reason 5: You Save Lot’s of Money!
Of course you have to put some time into growing veggies, but if you plan carefully and know what you’re doing, then you can harvest a ton of vegetables with minimal time investment and minimal cost.
Not only that but you can freeze, dry, or Jar your veggies and eat them year round – which will save you big bucks on your grocery bill.
There’s also the sense of pride that goes along with growing your own food and providing good nutrition for your family – which in my opinion is priceless!
Need Help Getting Started?
A lot of people aren’t quite sure where to begin when it comes to starting a garden. It’s easy to waste a lot of time and money setting up a garden that simply doesn’t produce any vegetables at all!
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