I like to grow vegetables even though I only have a smallish space. I have discovered the joy of growing vegetables in containers. There are so many cultivars that have been developed especially so you can grow fruit and veg in containers so whether you have a huge garden or a small balcony, you can enjoy a terrific hobby and eat the results! Here are my top 5 reasons to grow your own vegetables.
1. Fresh Vegetables to Eat
Until you have grown a plant and eaten its vegetables or fruits, you will not know just how good and tasty truly fresh vegetables are. Even though they carry use by or best by dates, you never know how long ago the vegetables in the supermarket were picked.
2. You Can Grow Organically
Even though everyone is pretty much agreed that organic food is better, it still attracts a premium price. When you grow your own vegetables, you know they are organic and will be at a fraction of the price. Not only do you not have to worry about pesticides on them, unless you use pesticides yourself. You will know for a fact where those veggies have been and who touched them.
3. They Taste Good
Another reason to grow your own vegetables is because they taste good. Vegetables are good for you and if it takes growing them for you to eat them, then so be it.
4. You save Money
Yes, when you grow your own vegetables, you will be saving money. You will no longer have to go to the shops and pay top prices for good vegetables. All you have to do is go out into your yard and pick them.
5. It’s a Great Hobby
When you grow your own vegetables, you will never be lost for something to do or have a boring day. There will always be something for you to do around your yard. Gardening also has great health benefits.