Growing your own veggies can be a wonderful experience, especially for you garden lovers out there. You can start it out as a hobby and venture into more challenging experiments once you get the hang of it. Today we have with ourselves Mr. Matthew Davies who will enlighten us further on growing veggies in your own backyard.
Growing your own produce gives you a great deal of control on the type of food that goes into your body. It’s a two for one deal. Good health and a great recreational activity. Although there are many reasons why it is better to grow your own vegetables, we will concentrate on the three most important ones. I am not asking you to become a farmer but the dirt and sweat are always worth the effort, especially when you’re getting to eat homegrown food.
- It’s more cost-effective – Let’s get the most obvious thing out of the way. Do the math. A decent pack of herbs costs around 6 dollars. You can buy potted herbs and with proper maintenance, you can keep them alive for 8 months. Eight months of free supply herbs and all you need to do is water the plants. You can even go a step further and start with seeds, which is even cheaper than the plant.
Although seeds require low maintenance, someone with little gardening skills can handle these with ease.
- You get to control what you eat – You never know the chemicals mass producers put into their food, just to make them look more attractive. There is no guarantee they are using industry certified fertilizers and pesticides. You are not there in the fields to monitor what goes in your veggies.
Mom said they are good for your health, but that was many, many years ago. Now it’s all about marketing and sellers don’t hesitate to put filth in their food just to make them look appealing, grow faster bigger and juicier.
Contrarily, growing them at home gives you the independence of choosing what goes or not goes into your food. It’s the best way you can ensure you’re eating quality food without negatively affecting your body.
- Fresh from the Garden – You just entered the kitchen wondering what you’re making for lunch. Suddenly you notice a group of luscious tomatoes and plan what you can make with them.
The feeling of picking veggies from your own garden seems like a chapter straight from a novel. Provided that you’re taking good care of your garden, the vegetables it produces will always be fresh, something which is undoubtedly better than any store-bought produce. You don’t have to refrigerate them as well. If you’re a stickler for freshness and take hours to pick the right-shaped potato with the perfect texture and mass, you should start working on your garden.
Gardening can be daunting, especially for the beginners out there. Matthew Davies believes it is easier to start out with tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, parsley, basil, thyme and gradually move on to more care-intensive herbs and vegetables. It’s one of the best ways of keeping yourself healthy and ensure that whatever goes into your body are nothing but useful nutrients.