A vegetable garden is a great way to stretch your family’s food budget, enhance your diet with fresh nutritious food, and to get some exercise all at the same time. There are probably two dozen reasons that you can come up with that would be great arguments against this idea. I being a positive minded person prefer not to deal with negativity, so I am going to offer some reasons that are very persuasive reasons to grow your own vegetables.
The most powerful argument that I can give you for growing your own vegetable garden is that you will know your food is safe and will be able to eat it at the height of it’s nutritional value. You will be providing your family with a healthy home grown product as opposed to a product that has traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles before it reaches your kitchen. You and your family will be enjoying vegetables that have been picked minutes earlier instead of days earlier so the flavor will be so much better as it will be at it’s peak. Important nutrients will also be available at their highest level.
With home grown vegetables there is never a question as to whether the food you are serving has come into contact with pesticides or other chemicals as you are in control of the growing environment. The chance of disease or unhealthy chemicals getting into your food is eliminated and you are enjoying a safe great tasting product that you can serve your family with complete peace of mind.
By growing your own vegetables you are saving energy and reducing pollution caused by the need to transport your vegetables from many miles away. This is not a positive benefit for only you and your family but the whole community as well. Less energy consumption and less pollution has a positive impact on everyone.
When you grow your own vegetables you are opening yourself up to a taste explosion as you can grow varieties not available in the market place. Many fruits and vegetables do not hold up well to transporting so varieties have been developed that will ship well but have lost a lot of their texture and flavor in the process.
Gardening is a great way to exercise and not only do you get the health benefit, but you will receive the added bonus of mouth watering fresh vegetables. Two keys to good health diet and exercise what better reason than that to grow a vegetable garden. How about saving money by growing your own vegetables and storing your excess crop for latter you are saving money at the grocery store that can be banked or used for other household expenses.
So to wrap it all up you will be saving money, enjoying some healthful exercise, providing your family with safe nutritious food, conserving energy, and helping to cut down pollution. Seems like a win win situation to me.