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Why Start A Home Garden?
It is time for you to get back outside and enjoy a small garden. You can choose to relax by working outside and realize the wonders of nature, produce your home grown chemical free produce, and teach your family about where food really comes from. With as little time as ten minutes a week and enough room for a large flower pot you can start growing produce your family will love. Did you have a garden in the back yard when you were growing up? A garden can provide memories that last a life time. Now is the time to start planning if you want to plant a garden this spring.
Nothing tastes better than a ripe tomato picked fresh from the garden. The tomatoes we purchase in the stores are mass produced with no regards for taste. I can still remember the first tomato (Tiny Tim) I ate out of my first garden. By planting a home garden this spring you will be able to find out what a real tomato tastes like.
Tired of seeing your family members sit in front of a video game or TV? Maybe planting a small home garden will get your children outside in the fresh air and get their hands into some dirt for a change. “Families that garden together grow together.” Even young children enjoy having a garden section they can call their own. I know as a child I still remember going to the garden store to pick out tomato plants for my section of the garden. Working and learning outside as a family is a great experience that that will last a lifetime.
If you have a stressful job or life you might want to consider planting a garden this spring. There is no better way to forget about your problems than working out in nature. You will get lost in the wonder of nature and unwind from the stress of your life. The exercise will also be good for you. Although, if you are new at this I would start with a small garden so you do not over commit for time and physical commitment. Gardening can be cheaper than paying mental health professional.
I believe the US food supply is relatively safe after working in the agriculture industry for many years. It is very satisfying to know exactly what was involved in the production of your food. I know many families that have special needs children who are responding well to organically grown foods. Obesity has become a major concern for both adults and children. Most nutrition experts are encouraging an increase in everyone’s consumption of fruits and vegetables. Fresh produce from your garden encourage a vegetable friendly menu.