4 Reasons Why You Should Start Growing Your Own Vegetables

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One of the best feelings there are around the world is the feeling of accomplishment. Having a goal and being able to achieve that goal is amazing. Now, what about getting to eat your goal? That’s one of the beauties of gardening. While eating fruits and veggies is great, it’s on a whole other level when you’re getting to grow it and pluck it off yourself. The produce usually tastes far better than what you would even get at a store anyways, especially when it comes to tomatoes. So, here are some reasons why you should consider growing your own vegetables!

You’re Saving Money

There is no doubt about it that inflation is around, and it’s making food pretty expensive. Even kale is getting pretty pricey, and if you’re one of those who loves kale salad, then you can see yourself spending quite a bit of money on it, right? Well, fortunately, when you’re growing vegetables, you’re giving yourself a chance to have a lot of food while spending little money. At most, you need seeds, soil, and water, and those are all fairly expensive. You can even use your current products and just grow things from seed that way. While yes, it takes time, you can at least get a few good meals out of it during a season. 

Environmentally Friendly

Everyone needs to work towards being environmentally friendly in some form or another, and this is honestly one of the best things you can do for yourself and for the environment.  Most fresh fruits and vegetables at the grocery store come from hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles away. While this may help lower prices, it comes at a cost to the environment, with greenhouse gas emissions from trucks, trains, and ships. By growing your own food, you can avoid that by reducing the need for transportation and cutting back on packaging waste.

You’ll also be able to use all your vegetable and fruit scraps as compost, so nothing goes to waste. In addition to the environmental benefits, gardening is a great way to get in some low-impact exercise and bond with your family while learning about where your food comes from and how it grows. It’s also a great way to teach kids responsibility. Plus, the fresh taste of homegrown veggies is hard to beat.

Gardening Isn’t Too Tough

You don’t necessarily need a green thumb to grow veggies; it’s more about giving yourself a chance to learn about growing them and how to do it properly. There are plenty of vegetables that are super easy to grow, like tomatoes, so you should try those. While starting plants from seed can be somewhat challenging, you could even just go to your plant nursery and get some, too and grow them from there. In the end, it’s not too tough; it’s about understanding basic information at most. 

They Taste Exceptional

Store-bought produce has a weird taste, and homegrown plants just taste incredible. Plus, the color is far more vibrant too. So why are store-bought produce weird tasting? Well, they’re shipped from hundreds of miles away (if not more), and ethylene gas was put into them to grow faster. In general, it just tastes better to grow your own, and it’s a great way to get the kids to eat it too. 

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