Although some people think that there’s no point in growing your own food when you can go to a supermarket and just buy it, I think that more of us should start growing fruit and vegetables of our own. If you have a yard or indeed any outdoor space, you can easily grow healthy food of your own that tastes much better than anything you can buy in a store. I have a lovely garden where I grow all kinds of produce, from cabbages and lettuce to blackberries and strawberries. I get a lot of joy from gardening and from seeing my produce grow, and I think that more people would get a lot more pleasure from their life, not to mention a healthier lifestyle, if they started growing their own organic food.
Great For Those On Low Incomes
If you’re on a low income it can be hard to buy healthy foods but if you grow your own fruit and veg you can supplement your diet with foods that are good for you and also come at a low price. You’ll save money on your grocery bill and you’ll also have the fun of growing your own food too.
If you’re feeling depressed, anxious or stressed, gardening is a great therapy that helps you to feel better. With exercise and fresh air, your mental health can be greatly improved and it will help you to feel more accomplished and more positive about yourself.
Great For Health
Organic food is very expensive when you buy it in a supermarket, however, you can grow it yourself at home for a fraction of the cost and take advantage of all the health benefits that fruit and vegetables grown without pesticides and additives can bring. Of course, growing your own food is ideal for anyone who wants to protect the planet too since it is a very sustainable option.
Great For Taste
Food that you grow yourself always tastes better than any fruit or veg which is bought in a store. It’ll bring more variety and flavor to your daily meals and you’ll find new inspiration for recipes.
Great For Ethics
If you’re keen to live in a more ethical way, growing your own produce helps to reduce the amount of waste you produce. A shocking number of us buy fruit and veg from supermarkets and then fail to use it, simply throwing it in the bin at the end of the week if it hasn’t been used. That is a terrible waste and is not very ethical, especially in this world where food is at a premium for so many people. If you grow your own food, you are less likely to waste it as you know the effort that has gone into producing it.
As you can see, I’m passionate about gardening and about growing our own food. I really do encourage everyone to try it for themselves and to see what a difference organically produced homegrown food can make in your life.