Top 10 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food
Tending a home garden doesn't require a lot of space in order to be fruitful endeavor. Anyone can grow a healthful and attractive garden. From rural plots which are able to be set aside, specifically, for gardening purposes to the smallest of patio space available to the urban dweller - anyone receives improvement from the creation of personal garden spaces.
Here are 10 benefits of growing your own food this fall:
- Gardening is a cost-effective means of providing your family with organic food.
- Home gardeners are able to avoid the harmful effects of toxic pesticides.
- Gardening aficionados and/or proponents of the sustainable living movement notice an improvement of their health by including fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet.
- Growing and tending a garden is a satisfying, stress-reducing hobby. Recipes created from the bounty of your own garden will also provide you with a strong feeling of accomplishment.
- Growing your own food drastically reduces your negative impact on the environment. You can get started, now . . . you still have time to plant for the upcoming fall season.
- You choose exactly what--and how much--of any crop you wish to grow. No more running out of those expensive organic ingredients your favorite recipes require.
- Tending a garden is an enjoyable, valuable lesson which will lead to the development of healthful recipes from which the entire family will benefit.
- You will enjoy having fresh, organic food which is nutritious, plentiful and flavorful.
- Your worries regarding food contamination or other food safety-related issues will be greatly minimized.
- You will have the ability to share any excess of food you grow with your family and friends.