Markets are now overflowing with “organic” produce. Though these foods may contain less chemicals than their non-organic counterparts, you’re still not 100% certain that they are grown without pesticides and other biohazards. One way to get around this is to try growing your own food! You don’t need hectares of land to keep your pantry filled with all-natural produce; all you need is a small patch of land in your backyard.
Benefits of Growing Your Own Food:
1. Healthier Food – Nothing beats fresh vegetables when it comes to healthy eating. You get your food fresh from the garden every time. It’s also a great way to get your kids exposed to veggies. You’ll always have some vegetables to serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
2. Certified Safer Food – Now, you 100% sure that the food you are consuming is free from pesticides and other chemicals. You are in control of what your food is exposed to and what you put into your body.
3. Reduce Environmental Impact – In this small way, you are helping repair the planet. Without the pesticides in the soil or leeching into the water supply, you are reducing pollution. Also, you are effectively using less fossil fuels than if you buy your greens at the grocery store.
4. Good Food All Year Round – Because plants grow during different seasons, you can have a variety of food available 12 months of the year. For example, you can harvest tomatoes, eggplants and zucchini in February and then have some carrots, radishes and spinach in October.
So, with all that in mind, you should be itching to grab a spade and start gardening. Watch this site for more tips on growing your own food in the coming weeks.