Why you should grow your own vegetables
- Author Gabriel Ash
- Published December 17, 2011
- Word count 443
There are many advantages to growing your own vegetables. Gabriel Ash offers a wide range of greenhouses that are ideal for those wishing to enjoy all the benefits of growing their own fresh fruit and vegetables. Home-grown fruit and vegetables not only enable you to cut down on how much you spend at the supermarket, but are also more beneficial to your health.
Growing your own vegetables or fruit takes time, effort and patience, which is why many people opt for the supermarket variety for more convenience. However, producing your own fruit and vegetables will enable you and your family to be provided with healthy and nutritious food and will be far more beneficial in the long run.
Melons, onions, cucumbers, lettuces, tomatoes and radishes are just a few of the many fruit and vegetables that you can grow in your garden. As well as producing your own fruit and vegetables, you can also grow a selection of herbs, which will help to add plenty of flavour to your home-cooked dishes. Herbs are also known to provide a number of medicinal benefits.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables organically will enable you to be provided with food that is much healthier than the supermarket variety. Many supermarket varieties have been grown in fields where fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides that are full of chemicals have been used, making them far less healthy than fresh, organic home-grown fruit and vegetables.
Another reason why you should consider growing your own fruit and vegetables is that you can cut down on costs by using your own organic compost. Household waste such as peelings and used tea bags along with garden waste such as twigs and dead leaves can be composted.
Growing your own vegetables enables you to create healthy meals such as salads, soups and other dishes that will provide you and your family with plenty of nutrients. Your home-grown food will be completely free of any chemicals, which will create a much healthier environment within your garden.
If you have a greenhouse, then you can grow your own fruit and vegetables organically throughout the year. Extra lighting and heating may need to be added to your greenhouse during winter and be sure to keep your greenhouse well ventilated during summer. Growing your fruit and vegetables in a greenhouse will keep them protected from the cold and frost during winter and you can even consider growing other types of plants, such as tropical plants. If you do not have space for a greenhouse, then consider growing your vegetables indoors or in a set of cold frames, which offer plenty of protection and are ideal for smaller gardens.
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