July 02, 2019 2 min read

Nowadays, it's essential to consider the food you consume for health benefits. One way to guarantee this is done right is to grow and to eat vegetables at home. Not only is the finished product beneficial but the entire process is very rewarding. Here are some of the benefits of growing your own vegetables:


Maximize Health Benefits

Eating vegetable every day will help keep you in good health. Compared to store-bought plants, self-grown ones have the following benefits:

  • Essential vitamins and minerals are at their highest.
  • There are no unnecessary and harmful chemicals used.
  • You get to decide how much pest control and fertilizer to utilize.

This guarantees you know where your vegetables have been and what is on them, taking the guesswork out of it and ensuring the best results for your body

 

Relieves Stress and Anxiety

Alongside physical health benefits, growing your vegetables is also one way to reduce stress and anxiety. Some people used gardening as their outlet to have time for themselves and release. The accomplishment of seeing your plants grow is also extremely rewarding.

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Helps the Environment

Since you made the choice not to use chemicals, you aid in improving the environment in two ways:

  1. Artificial and inorganic pesticides and fertilizers cause land and water pollution. Planting your own vegetables also reduces the need for transporting vegetables from different places.
  2. The vehicles used in transportation utilize fossil fuels and the smoke from it damages the atmosphere. It may seem like a little thing, but it contributes to making the environment better.

Engage Your Kids

Engaging children in gardening is an excellent activity to bond with them rather than letting them play video games or sit inside on their cellphones. Gardening is an activity that will connect them to nature and start an appreciation for the environment. It will also teach your children to respect and consume healthy foods grown organically in your own home.

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Reduce Food Bill

With increasing food prices, growing your own vegetables will help you save some save money without sacrificing your health. Here are to examples of how growing your own veggies can save you a little extra cash.

  1. Buying greens, whether organic or not, is expensive when bought in supermarkets. On the other hand, wet markets offer cheaper goods, but the freshness and condition are not consistent. Growing your own will cost you less than buying from these two facilities.
  2. You can also increase your food budget by selling your own produce. If you harvest too many vegetables, try selling them at a lower price to earn money.

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The community of vegetable gardeners always loves to help one another to improve each other's gardens. Overall, growing your own vegetables provides enjoyment and satisfaction, and helps you, your kids, and the environment.


References:

http://www.gaiasorganicgardens.com.au/12-benefits-vegetable-garden/

https://www.burke.org/blog/2016/4/the-benefits-of-growing-a-vegetable-garden/83


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