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The Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

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  • Starting my gardens this week. Going to plant by the moon this year. Wish me luck!!!
  • nothing beats fresh picked
  • My get up and go never got up for this activity.
  • Can't wait for my garden and then the fruit of it.
  • I cant wait to be able to plant and get the garden growing. Wet weather is slowing it u but I crave those fresh veggies.
  • Can't wait for spring to get here so I can start my seeds!
  • One huge advantage of even trying to grow your own food (at least I hope so):

    it might stomp down that horrible, dreadful habit of squeezing fresh fruit/veggies in the shop and then all but throwing it back into the food stall.

    Sounds like a minor detail?

    That produce will be bruised an hour later, so of course no one will buy it. So it gets thrown away, which is a waste of resources and pushes up the price (the vendors have to make up for all the food they can't sell).

    I don't think anyone who learned up close and personal how much work goes into produce would do that again. Or at least I hope so. In my experience: I'm a lot less likely to throw away strawberries from my own window box because of one little spot.

    Quick tip for gardeners:
    One big pot (or even bucket) filled with earth, one potato into it. Add water & sun (and maybe a little loam or fertilizer). Once the plant has grown and wilted, turn the pot over onto a tarp. Collect a 1000 to 2000% dividend on your investment. (Depends on how large the pot was.)
  • I'm so over growing things, the last few years if the bugs do not ruin my garden the weird changes in the weather do a lot of hard work with very little reward, I will go to farmer markets and let them do all the hard work.
  • I have recently began my own personal garden at home with garlic and onion bulbs. For the first time I realize that not only are they much more economical, but they are also so much stronger.
  • IGARDENER2
    Thank You for the great information contained in this article. I appreciate it because I am a gardener and have my own gardening business. We share all of our secrets to running a gardening business makemoneygardening.org
  • IGARDENER2
    Thank You for the great information contained in this article. I appreciate it because I am a gardener and have my own gardening business.
  • JEDDARFELIX
    My wife and I started a bit of urban gardening on our back porch. Some peppers, a mixture of greens, green onions, ginger and a bush of rosemary. Forgive the pun, but cheap as dirt to start doing it, by we were honestly surprised how just this little bit has helped us eat more vegetables and as we've expanded, helped our grocery bill!
  • EMMABFERGUSON
    With the constant rise in food costs, growing your own fruit and vegetables is a good way to keep your money in your pockets. My friend started to grown her own vegetables in her garden and she keeps telling me how much money she has saved! I think by growing your own healthy produce, where and when you can, will also encourage yourself to eat healthily and take advantage of the produce made in your very own backyard.
  • GARYSCHREIER
    My wife was concerned about the quality and rising costs of food and decided to create a book for our extended family to help them grow and preserve veggies as well as to utilize heirloom seeds to create a sustainable pantry. The result was that so many people asked for it that she created a book. Check it out @ www.thepertualpantry.com its different.

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