The Many Benefits of Growing Your Own Fruits and Veggies
Eating home grown vegetables is much healthier than purchasing from the supermarket as they will be organic, fresh and in season. You will know exactly how they have been grown and it is extremely rewarding. Growing your own vegetables may seem like a chore, but it can be fun and it could change your whole outlook on the way you live and eat. Growing your own vegetables is great and everyone can do it!
Health- Growing your own vegetables is obviously a much healthier choice than buying it. This is because you can control exactly how it gets to your plate. Cut out the pesticides and chemicals and grow all organic produce to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Economical – Even though growing your own food may seem like hard work, it will be worth it when your making savings on your weekly shopping. Growing your own is far cheaper than supermarket vegetables. Just think what you could spend that money on instead!
Better tasting – Food that is home grown tastes better! Because its not covered in chemicals and because of all the hard work you have done to get it on your plate. Food becomes even more satisfying.
Here are a few easy vegetables you can grow to get you started. Best of all you can grow those pots.
Herbs – These are generally quite easy to grow as they can thrive in most conditions. Sow the seeds directly into a pot with good quality soil. Choose herbs that don’t grow too wild such as: basil, lavender, parsley, mint and chives. Check the type of conditions that each herb needs before planting a variety together. With herbs it is best to harvest them on the day you want to use them for the best freshness.
Salad leaves – There’s salad leaves for every season, so you will always be able to grow fresh salad throughout the year. If you sow your seeds a fortnight apart, you will have a regular supply of salad leaves. Seeds can be sown indoors from March and can be sown directly outside from May. Autumn leaves can be sown in July.
Tomatoes – Are a great vegetable to grow in pots. They are best grown in an area with plenty of sunlight and protection from wind. Grow a few varieties as some will suit your locality more than others such as Gardeners delight, Sungold and Marmande. Tomato plants grow tall, so be sure to secure them with a cane or stake.
For more easy vegetables to grow in pots: What Vegetables Can You Grow in Containers?