Gardening: Growing Your Own Food


It's a well-known fact that when people go to the supermarket they like to gravitate toward organic food. Organic food is healthy and not processed which means its more natural. Yet eating organic can be expensive if you shop only at the supermarket especially in this economy. How can a person eat healthy on a budget? One answer is growing your own food or rather gardening.

Growing your own food is cost-effective and pretty much free. Growing your own food is not as hard as it sounds. All you need to provide is the seeds, soil, and tender care. Mother nature provides everything else such as ways to control pests without pesticide and seeds to grow the next harvest. You don't have to grow the Garden of Eden to eat cheap and healthy. Just grow the foods you like that are in season. It doesn't have to stop there either you can also grow your own cooking spices year round. Most of the reason people spend so much money is that a lot of the organic food they eat is grown out of season.

Eating food that is seasonal and growing your own food will make a big difference in the amount of money you spend. You will spend a lot less because everything you grow will be seasonal or year round and easily grown at your home. Now you know why you should be growing your own food. But how do you do it?

Build yourself a garden in your backyard or in potted plants. There are many websites online that can provide you with a checklist to build your garden and get started. I'm not going to lie it's going to be work. However, studies as far back as from the 50s have shown growing your own food to be a great stress reliever. I do realize making a whole garden or growing plants from seeds can be super hard. So to begin I suggest start small by only making an herb garden for cooking. It will give you practice caring for plants and start saving you money on cooking spices. This web video How to plant a potted herb garden shows you how to get your herb garden started in under 10mins. I have a potted herb garden in my house but I decided to grow a garden in my back yard. It will provide my family with healthy organic food for free. Growing your own food while regaining some self-efficiency in your life is a great side project for this summer. No longer will you be paying for food or wondering what chemicals are in your food. When you garden you will know everything is organic and exactly where it comes from. The money you will save in meals alone is worth looking into gardening. The bottom line is that growing your own food is fun and healthy and everyone should give it a try! Pass the potting soil please …

Source by Chris A Garcia