The next time you visit the grocery store, spend a little time in the produce section. You will be amazed to see how refreshing and delicious it all looks. The many colors and textures are sure to draw you in. Before long, you may find yourself lost in the smells and end up purchasing more than you had intended.
What you might not realize though, is that beautiful produce is full of chemicals that are potentially harmful to you. This is one good reason why you might want to skip the store produce and think about growing your own.
Five Reasons to Grow Organic Vegetables
1) This is one of the best ways to cut costs on what you usually pay for vegetables. If you plan out your organic garden carefully, you will be rewarded with a garden that is self sufficient and prolific for a long time with little intervention from you. Once the garden becomes established, you can sit back and watch Mother Nature take over. With organic vegetable gardening, you eliminate the use of harsh chemicals leaving you with vegetables that are 100% chemical free.
2) Which brings us to the next top reason – no harmful chemicals. Many chemicals can have detrimental effects and even have a cumulative effect. By not using chemicals, all the vitamins and minerals are still present in the vegetables. This makes what you are consuming much healthier for you.
3) There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh vegetables grown in your own garden. You will find the taste is much better than any you can find in the produce section. Despite the beautiful store presentation, you may find those vegetable to be lacking in any real flavor. For many people who have added salt to enhance the flavor of the produce, they may find they are not reaching for the salt shaker as often.
4) There is a certain sense of pride that comes with having your own garden. Many people find it very rewarding and even to be stress relieving. It is calming and allows you to bond with nature in its truest sense. With life being busy and hectic, it is easy to lose touch with the wonderful world of nature. Organic vegetable gardening gives you the opportunity to get back in touch.
5) With all the focus on going green, organic vegetable gardening is timely in the sense that it enhances the natural ecology instead of destroying it. It sure would be something if all people would try organic gardening!
Many find that the perfect size for a garden is 15′ x 15′. This size should give you enough produce to feed your family all year. For those who think they may lack enough space, many vegetables can be grown organically in containers.