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Grow your own food Healthy Lifestyle

 

Grow your own food Healthy Lifestyle

Flower gardens can be absolutely stunning. A properly landscaped garden is more than an eye-pleaser. It creates a healthy environment for families to spend time together as well as creating a filter for all those negative CO2 emissions that come with living in cramped cities. A garden is a breath of fresh air.  But how about going a step further and making your garden both beautiful and practical? Ever consider planting your own veggies?

Enjoy The Benefits

The benefits to growing your own veggies are enormous. Some of them are:

  1. It’s healthier

Homegrown produce and vegetables will undoubtedly be better than those you get at the grocery store. No chemical-filled pesticides here, as you are the one doing the growing you’ll know for certain what is going into your body and your family’s diet can be 100% organic. Also, as the vegetables are right at home they will always be fresh and more filled with nutrients and all the good stuff your body requires.

  1. It’s cheaper

Going to the grocery store can be expensive and with most packets of seeds costing less than a dollar, producing your own food will be extremely beneficial to your pocket.

  1. Your children will eat more veggies

Growing your own produce can be a great family activity. Small children are much more likely to eat their veggies if they are home grown. A study conducted at the Saint Louis University Medical Center shows that children who see their parents eating fresh home-grown food are more likely to want to eat it. Plus, gardening provides a great way to get your children outdoors and exercising!

Southwest Climate

What to grow here at home? Growing in the southwest can be tricky and is radically different than anywhere in the States. In case you need a little help look into a guide of how to start your gardening journey. With an arid desert climate, temperatures oscillate greatly so you must be prepared for all kinds of rapid weather changes. Now as summer begins, March is considered the best part of the year to start planting your veggies. If the planting bug hits you now keep in mind that some of the best veggies to grow this time of the year are: tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers.

Grow your own food Healthy Lifestyle

Start your gardening journey by preparing yourself well. Gather the right information. Knowing what to plant and when to plant it is essential. So, decide where you will be planting, whether it will be indoors or outdoors, what tools you will require and what are the best pesticides for the veggies you have chosen to grow. Most importantly, start small for a while and then go big as you gain more experience. Best of luck with your gardening endeavors and bon appetite!

This post is by Sally Phillips

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  1. Reply

    This is a great post. I can attest that our boys are very big vegetable eaters and I directly attribute this to their involvement in our backyard gardening!

    • Paul Guzman
    • July 20, 2017
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    Happy to know you liked this post-David. More articles on vegetables are coming soon. Paul.

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