Growing Your Own Vegetable Garden Has Great Benefits

Posted on May 4, 2018 in Tips

This year my husband has decided he isn’t buying vegetables or herbs any longer! Instead, he’s started growing his own! Now, I am someone who can’t even keep a houseplant alive and would more than likely kill just about every veggie or even herb planted if I were to plant anything and be left in charge of it. So, I was thrilled my husband decided to do this on his own.

I’ve always wanted to grow my own vegetables because my kids love specific ones and it gets tiring wasting money on something that can easily be grown. We don’t drive so what would be more convenient than heading to the backyard to grab the herbs and veggies needed for dinner at a moments notice? Nothing I’d say!I am really anxious to be able to go out to the backyard and pick our own veggies for salads, dinners and even the kid’s lunches so growing right now is:

  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Spaghetti squash  (Learn How to cook Spaghetti Squash in the oven!)
  • Butternut squash
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

Why “waste time” having a garden?

The benefits of course. I know a lot of people feel it’s a waste of time when you can run to the grocery and pick up what you need but did you know growing your own vegetables is said to be great for the environment but also great for exercise. Watering, weeding, and harvesting will keep anyone in shape! After having 8 babies I figured I can help with his garden once he’s grown and established it and also keep up with some exercise.

Another benefit to growing your own vegetables is the fact you get to decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with your food if any. This is huge considering we really have no idea what has been used on the veggies in our local supermarkets.

Getting the kids involved is another great benefit any parent can enjoy. Getting them outside, working with you and helping grow the very food they will be eating and enjoying – what is better than that? Not only will they appreciate the food they are eating but they’ll also take pride in it because they helped grow it!

Be Proud!

I know for me, watching my husband plant seeds and keep them up then transferring them to the garden has made me appreciate them more than if he ran to the store and bought them. Someone taking time, putting in the love and attention to grow these wonderful healthy foods for our family means more than simply buying them. Of course, there will still be some items we buy and next year we will add to our garden if all goes well with what we have and are doing at the moment. But, for now, we will enjoy the small garden and what comes of it.

Do you garden? What do you grow?

17 Comments

  • Reply Jeanette May 4, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I have always wanted to grow my own vegetable garden but I usually kill all plants LOL. I need to learn better ways so that I can grow my own garden. I much rather have fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Reply Alli Smith May 4, 2018 at 10:27 am

    My mom and dad always had a huge garden so I grew up eating fresh fruits and vegetables. I have an herb garden and it’s so nice to go outside and pick fresh herbs.

  • Reply Amber Myers May 4, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I wish I could grow stuff, but I have a black thumb. This would be pretty cool though! My Mom can grow stuff, and I know she gets tomatoes from her garden.

  • Reply Ashley May 4, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I love fresh from the garden veggies. I just have a super black thumb lol.

  • Reply Franc Ramon May 4, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I also believe having your own vegetable garden is a good idea. You save a lot and you can have your veggies fresh.

  • Reply wendy May 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Freshly picked is so healthy! We also want to grow our own vegetables.

  • Reply Terri Beavers May 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    I’ve got some carrots growing in containers and I’m so proud of them, lol. I’ve been trying to decide if I want to try more or wait until I get moved to see how much room I have there. This info is great for those who want to try to grow their own veggies, like me.

  • Reply Terri Steffes May 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    As an avid gardener, it feels amazing to make something for dinner that you grew yourself. I love my vegetable garden.

  • Reply Donna Ward May 4, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve never had time to garden. I’m always working. There’s probably a lot of personal joy in growing your own vegetables.

  • Reply Heather May 4, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    We tried to grow a garden a couple years ago and failed miserably. I need to try again soon.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey May 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    There is nothing like fresh veg, our neighbour has made his garden into a vegetable patch and he often leaves up a bag on our doorstep to find.

  • Reply Cherri Megasko May 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Planting and caring for a garden – for me – is one of the most therapeutic things I have ever done. And because of the world we face now, it would be wise for everyone to learn how to plant and care for a garden.

  • Reply chubskulit rose May 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    I love gardening and growing my own veggies because we can eat healthier and not worry about the chemicals in the veggies.

  • Reply Peter May 5, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Having a garden is such a great idea with so many benefits. I am excited to see how it works out and hopefully have amazing veggies for years to come.

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh May 5, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    The last two years by this time we already had plants growing in our garden, this year not so much. We haven’t planted a thing yet. Living in Florida, our growing season is long, thankfully, and I really need to get some going soon.

  • Reply Tomi C May 5, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    We haven’t planted anything yet this season. My kitchen window herbs are doing well but the outside garden area still needs to be tilled and then we can talk about potential plants for the season.

  • Reply Anosa Malanga May 7, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Ohh, I have been dreaming of having my own garden and have my own vegetables being harvested but I have only limited space. Been thinking of pursuing it by planting it on small flower pots. Hopefully it will work out well.

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