The Benefits of Gardening
There are so many reasons to grow your own garden.
Learn about the benefits of gardening!
Vegetable gardening is one of the fastest growing hobbies in America. It is easy to understand, as there are so many reasons to start your own garden.
Gardening is a kind of self-prescribed preventative medicine, good for all ills.
quote by Sheryl London (see more gardening quotes!)
Benefits of Gardening:
Produce picked fresh from your garden has far more (and better) flavor than the older produce you find at the grocery stores.
Vegetable gardening can be an economical means to stretch your food budget
Vegetables picked fresh from your garden are far superior in vitamin and nutritional content. Every day that a vegetable is off the vine, it loses a significant portion of its nutritional benefits.
Growing your own vegetables, fruit, and herbs in the garden ensures that no harmful chemicals or unsanitary growing conditions will affect your family's food and health (organic gardening).
In these uncertain times, it is comforting to know that you can take matters into your own hands, in providing for your family.
Growing vegetables and gardening is fantastic exercise!
There is a definite sense of satisfaction in watching this natural wonder that you've helped to create, grow. Every day, you see changes in the garden: plants grow, flowers bloom, fruit forms on the vine, and vegetables seem to grow right there before your eyes.
Gardening is also a wonderful family-oriented science project. Have the kids keep a daily journal of what they've done and the changes they see in the garden.
Your family benefits when they help with the garden. This instills basic values of self-sufficiency, responsibility and work-ethic. Donating surplus vegetables to neighbors or your local food pantry will help your kids understand the importance of tithing and of community.
With every meal that you provide your family from your own fruit and vegetable garden, you help reduce the strain on an already overburdened food supply chain.
Note: the advice and information contained herein is based upon our experience and study. As with any advice, please apply at your own discretion.