Seven reasons why you need your own vegetable garden

Seven reasons why you need your own vegetable garden

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just get fresh, tasty vegetables from your own backyard whenever you need it? 

Food and vegetables

From saving the environment to helping you burn calories, growing a vegetable garden comes with lots of benefits. 

Let’s take a look at them below: 

Saves money

We all know how expensive vegetables can be, especially organic ones. But if you have your own garden, you could end up saving quite a bit of money. 

Know what you're eating 

Growing your own vegetables means that you can decide how much pesticides you use in your garden and can even choose the type of fertilizers that go into your food. 

Help save the environment

Reduce green waste by using vegetable peels to make your own compost. This will save you some money and spare you a trip to the compost bin, while contributing positively to the environment.

Fresh is best

Growing your own vegetables mean you can enjoy super fresh veggies from your own garden. Unlike food from the market that has to be transported long miles to reach you, you will get to enjoy food from the ground to your table. 

Educational value

Get your children to help you in the garden while teaching them about the benefits of each vegetable. This will only help you bond as a family, but it will also encourage them to eat the vegetables they helped grow. 

Don’t forget to try out different recipes! 

Great exercise 

Who needs gym when you can get all the exercise you need from the comfort of your own backyard? Doing physical labour is a great way to burn calories. 

According to mindbodygreen, doing at least 30 minutes of gardening a day, using manual clippers and trimmers, will help you burn 150 to 300 calories.  

Reduce waste

Vegetables such as garlic, onions, lettuce, and sweet potatoes can be regrown. This means you don’t have to feel guilty for wasting and throwing away food. You can simply regrow these veggies in your garden. 

Now let’s guide you on which vegetables can be grown in your garden all year round: 

-       Carrots

-       Kale

-       Mushrooms

-       Beetroot

-       Potatoes

-     Spinach 

For tips on how to grow your own vegetable garden,  check out the below video. 

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