5 Reasons Why You Should Plant a Vegetable/Fruit Garden Each Year!
So, let me guess…. You’ve never planted a garden before and you want to try it out. I think it’s important to recognize all the benefits to growing a garden, of course it saves you money on groceries, and it helps your health… but did you ever truly think about all the benefits and why you definitely SHOULD plant a garden? Well if the answer is NO, then you should definitely continue reading because there is lots of added benefits to a garden. First, it’s definitely going to save you money on your grocery bill! Who doesn’t want to save some money, right? Well with all the absolutely yummy vegetables coming from your backyard, you can skip that section all together in the grocery store. You could use all that extra money you will be saving to go on a vacation! It adds up over time! Second, obviously we ALL want to be healthy and good-looking right? Well eating the vegetables that were grown in your own backyard isn’t just healthy for you, it is also going to make you look and feel much better about yourself. Gardening is not easy, it can be physically demanding work… so not only will you be getting your exercise but you will be getting some healthy foods from all of your hard work!
It’s a WIN-WIN! Third, I bet you never thought of this one!
Gardening is great for the Earth! All of the nutrients and composting that is put into the soil with a garden makes the soil much richer and healthier! So not only are you benefiting yourselves, you are helping the Earth as well! So now you’re probably wondering, what else could possibly be great about a garden? Well if you have children, it’s important to get them involved. So number four, it teaches kids about nature and healthy living. Allowing your kids to help you with the garden, teaches them so much about nature and healthy living. Besides, usually they enjoy getting their hands dirty! Finally number 5! You will be the new neighbour hood hero! Yes, that’s right! You will have so many yummy vegetables that you know you won’t be able to eat all yourself, so you will want to share the love with your neighbours! When they taste the glory of all your hard work, they will be looking forward to the upcoming years when you plant that garden! They might even trade something of their own! You never know… until you try! Good Luck!