The Advantage Of Growing Your Vegetables
There are significant advantages to growing your vegetable garden. You may want to grow vegetables, berry plants, or even fruit trees. Depending on what you want to grow, you need to do a bit of homework first. You can plant most vegetables in the spring after the weather is stable enough to ensure that your plants will not freeze. Berry plants can be tricky. Some can be planted in the spring and can only be harvested within two to 4 weeks. There are some types of berry plants that have to be planted in the fall. Fruit trees seem to do well when planted in the spring and usually will not produce a significant amount of fruit for a couple of seasons after planting.
There is nothing like picking fresh produce from your garden. There are no chemicals or pesticides that could be harmful to you and your family. Fresh fruit always has a better taste than store-bought produce. Your harvest was never in a greenhouse or handled by pickers, shipping companies, or grocery stores. But mainly, they are better because "you planted them, and they grew."Another advantage to growing your vegetables is that in today's economy, produce prices are at an all-time high.
You can also read up on pickling and preservative methods and recipes. There are many ways to store your fresh produce. Instead, you can freeze or even dehydrate your harvest; you will save money and eat fresh food throughout the year. Another advantage to your garden is peace of mind. The relaxation and self-satisfaction you feel when you see your tomatoes turning red or your peppers hanging all over your plants. You have company for dinner, and you go out and pick a fresh squash; what envy they have for you.
Fruit trees are another excellent addition to have in your yard or garden. After a couple of seasons, they are producing a large amount of fruit. The beauty they add to your landscape. You were just mowing the lawn on a hot summer day and stopping to take a break. You reach up and grab a fresh, crisp, sweet apple. What a delight: what a feeling! But after all, it is done, and the fall brings its cold first frost. You will still have satisfaction knowing that all of your plants, roots, stalks, and seeds can be piled up in a hidden corner of the yard as compost. You are just waiting there for the first sign of spring to surprise you with new plants and fertilizer!