Prices are just going up and up and food safety issues are becoming a reason of concern for everyone. The increasing use of GMO in food crops has raised world wide debate and is also calling for a ban on such food products worldwide.
Keeping these factors in mind, more and more people are looking forward to start their own vegetable garden at home. If you are still contemplating whether to grow your own veggies, here are some reasons which will make you think again.
Chemical Free Safe Food – Know What You Are Having
No fear about fungicides, pesticides or harmful chemicals going into your tummy, since you know what you are eating and what has been used to grow your veggies. Pesticides are often used by growers to increase yield and protect the plants, but research has linked these pesticides and fungicides very closely to cancer and several other diseases.
Packed vegetables available in supermarkets might be sweeter or crunchier but remember that this might not all be natural and this special feature is the result of something added to them. When you are growing your own vegetables, you are free from additional worries of microorganisms causing harm to your body, causing nerve damage, genetic mutations, birth defects and nerve damage.
Enjoy Fresh and Tastier Vegetables
Pluck your garden vegetables and cook them directly! Freshly picked and cooked vegetables are loaded with nutrients, taste better and are healthier since you are not storing them before consuming, as it often happens when we purchase veggies from stores. Tomatoes for instance are picked before they grow fullest, as it is difficult to transport ripe tomatoes and might get soggy and perish during transport.
In fact, these earlier plucked tomatoes are ripened using artificial techniques as and when needed. Home garden tomatoes can be plucked as and when you find them tempting, since you are not going to store them. The best part is that you can plant those vegetables which your family enjoys, pick them fresh and have them right away. Veggies can never taste better.
Enjoy 100% Nutritional Benefits
Most of us rarely realize that the vegetables we are picking up from stores are actually stored for lengthy periods of time and are preserved ( to look fresh and taste good) using chemical preservatives which completely destroy the minerals and nutrients presents.
This means that though you are having fresh vegetables everyday, your body is actually not getting anything healthy. Consuming home grown vegetables assures that every bite you have is full of nutrition and health.
Reap Benefits Of Better Health
Growing vegetables in your own garden is definitely going to improve your physical and mental health. Tilling the soil, planting seeds, weeding and watering twice or thrice a day is surely going to burn those extra calories. Why spend hours in the gym when you can actually burn your calories by working in your garden? Harvesting lets you spend several hours outdoor, you breathe in fresh air, relax and remove all stress from your mind.
Not just this, your freshly grown food is full of packed nutrients and rich in fiber which means complete health.
Feel a pocket crunch every time you glance at your grocery bill? Growing your own vegetables will save your money and cut down your grocery bill and give you an opportunity to save somewhere else. Why spend so much on veggies which do not nourish you, can lead to allergies and other diseases when you can grow your own fresh vegetables at home?
Way To Connect With Nature
In our busy schedules we often feel the urge but do not find ways to connect with the nature. This is a golden opportunity to be closer to nature, introduce our kids to nature and spend hours enjoying nature. Growing veggies at home is one of the best ways to reconnect with our natural world from which we have separated ourselves since years. It is relaxing, makes us happier and certainly content.
As responsible citizens we need to do something to save energy and save the energy supply. Modern farming is dependent on petroleum, involves transportation costs and to a certain extent is responsible for pollution. Agricultural practices use excess water and often cause water wastage due to inefficient use of water.
Food grown in your garden uses lesser water, helping to control water wastage. Energy is used for the production of chemically loaded fertilizers used to cultivate crops. Growing veggies at home, in your own garden, you are not using petroleum, not using any kind of transport and not polluting the environment too.
Save The Environment
Genetic modification and mono-cropping are one of the most talked about concerns today, causing immense damage to our environment. Less plant diversity and lands completely being deprived of nutrients and minerals, due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers is a rising concern among environmentalists and affecting everyone across the globe in someway or the other. The best part is that you can grow seasonal vegetables and enjoy all vegetables which you love.
Grow What You Want
Love eggplants? Grow them as much as you want in your own garden. No worries about rising prices or freshness as you will just pluck them and have. No more anxious moments or rush to your local supermarket to purchase fresh veggies every time someone drops in for a surprise lunch or dinner. Your guests too will love to have freshly grown vegetables at home.
Get Relaxed and De-stressed
Growing your own vegetables brings about a sense of pride, happiness and accomplishment. Planting seeds for your favorite veggies, watching them grow slowly as you water and take care of the tiny plants and lastly harvesting the food brings in a deep connection with the food eaten, which shopping at your grocery store can never bring. It relaxes the mind and brings a sense of comfort, pride and happiness. Home veggie garden is an excellent way to relax the mind and de-stress yourself.
Do you need more reasons to start growing veggies at home? Just start it right way – you will love the change it brings in your life. Happy Gardening!