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4 Benefits to Growing Your Own Food

Do you know that starting 1940, we’ve been seeing a steady decline in minerals and vitamin content from the fresh producers at your local grocer’s?

Yes, sadly enough this includes your organic fruits and vegetables.

Growing food doesn’t have to be this complex and highly-convoluted process that costs a ton of money. As a matter of fact, if done slowly and you took it step-by-step, you’ll be gaining a host of benefits that you haven’t even thought of.

Keep on reading to learn about the top benefits you get to enjoy by growing your own food.

  1. Growing Food 101: You Know What’s on It 

You’d be shocked to know that some of the most innocent looking fruits, like strawberries, top the dirty dozen list with more than 20 chemical pesticides marinating on the surface.

When you grow your own food, you get to do so organically, knowing exactly what’s in and on your crop. There’s nothing safer than eating something that you got from your own garden or raised bed.

  1. Automatically Making Healthier Food Choices

One of the great perks of growing your own produce is having an abundance of healthy and fresh veggies and fruit that you’ll want to consume before they spoil.

Moreover, instead of thinking about what type of produce would be able to find at your local store, you’ll start pre-planning your meals around the veggies that are ripening up in your garden.

Besides, if you have kids in the family, you’ll find them much more interested in eating food that they helped grow themselves than some sad batch of broccoli you got from the grocery store.

  1. Get More Nutrient Dense Veggies and Fruits

As we’ve previously mentioned, the current produce at your local grocery store, no matter how organic, will be lacking in nutritional value. The simple reason behind this sharp decline in nutrients available in our stores would be the prioritization of high yields and longevity.

On the other hand, when you grow your food, you won’t be aiming for a huge yield or add chemicals to generate veggies that are resistant to bruising. Therefore, you can get lesser tomatoes from your yield, but much higher in nutrient value, as well as yumminess.

  1. Save Money

If you start slow and don’t buy a hundred containers and every single seed variety you lay your eyes on, you’ll be able to save a ton of money.

Simply stick to the basics, like growing a row garden, then you can make changes and add new fun seeds as you become a more experienced farmer.

Take Control Over Your Own Food and Health

There’s nothing out there that can compare to the satisfaction of seeing your first baby tomatoes or your lovely batch of fresh carrots. The whole process of growing food can be as simple or as complex as you’d like it to be.

We hope our little guide on the top four benefits you can gain from growing your own food would help you start your gardening journey off the right foot.

Just remember to rinse your veggies well, and keep an eye out for any pesky pests, and you’re good to go.

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