- Chemicals are destroying your health.
- Fruits and vegetables that you eat are laced with pesticides that do more harm than good.
- But it doesn’t have to be that way.
- Grow your own food with organic gardening to enjoy delicious, healthy, and inexpensive fruits and vegetables.
- Here are five awesome benefits of growing your own organic garden.
1. It’ll help save your health
Mass-produced food tends to contain pesticides and insecticides which are bad for you.
Growing your own food means you know exactly what goes into the soil and water. You use natural, organic fertilizer and compost.
This will help save the health of you and your family over the long term.
2. You can eat a variety of foods
Mass-produced food needs to have a long shelf-life and protection from pests and diseases.
This limits the varieties of fruits and vegetables you’ll get. You get to eat the food that the corporations want you to eat.
When you grow your own fruits and vegetables in an organic garden, you can choose the varieties you want to grow.
This means you can grow delicious heirloom varieties that taste better and are more nutritious.
3. It’ll protect the environment
The use of pesticides harms the water, soil, insects, birds, animals, and even humans.
With organic gardening, you grow food in cooperation with nature. This helps balance the ecosystem. Your garden invites beneficial insects, birds, and animals.
And it improves the soil, air, and water instead of damaging them.
4. You’ll save some money
Food gets expensive every day due to problems like pests, diseases, rise in gas prices, and shortage of food.
When you grow your own organic garden, you’re in control of the fruits and vegetables. This helps you grow food for your family and reduce your food bills.
You don’t need to travel to the grocery store as often which helps reduce your gas bills as well.
5. You get to enjoy a hobby
Gardening is a fun hobby when you start doing it.
It’s an awesome feeling to enjoy the harvest that you worked on for so long. You end up feeding delicious and nutritious food to the family.
You can share the food with your friends, neighbors, and family which strengthens your bond. And you can donate the food to a soup kitchen or shelter as well.
Growing an organic garden is a choice. There’s some work involved but the results are worth the effort you put in.
The benefits you get from an organic garden help you, your family, your community, and the environment.
It’s a choice you cannot refuse in this day and age of harmful food production.
It’s time to choose.
Kevin Rodrigues is the founder of gardeningmentor.com. He’s a software developer that wants to transition into a full-time gardener. He plants to grow an organic garden that can help sustain his family. His love for gardening drives him to share tips, guides, and resources on his website.