Why Bother Gardening? (or The Top 6 Reasons to Garden This Year)


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Why Bother Gardening???Isn’t it going to be hard to even approach the cost efficiency and quality of store bought products? How can amateurs even compete? Actually, Amateurs lead in terms of growing. Those farmers have to tend acres and acres of food in most instances, so their products don’t get the same amount of individual attention and care. We can improve our soil, plants, and our products much easier because of the size of our systems and the fact that we aren’t making picture perfect foods for a store scenario. A lot of what those farmers grow never makes it to sale - most of their work gets thrown out, not even properly composted and returned to their fields. We always hear about food waste, but think about it from the farmer’s perspective: all that work just to be thrown out? It’s a hard situation and makes it harder for them to care specifically about their crops and plants like home gardeners readily do. You know what I’m talking about: how many times has a gardening friend of yours begged you to come and check out this amazing tree - you’ll never believe the fruit on it this year or you HAVE to taste this! Gardeners have more enthusiasm on average because they know why Gardening is so special. The Top 6 Reasons to Garden this Year Save $$$ on Seed & Food: Grow, Preserve, Seed Save, & Barter Best Taste - Nothing like it in stores Nutrient Density - Eat Less & Stay Full Longer for better digestive health & a longer lifespan Selection Diversity - Grow the rarest foods that stores can’t even hope to carry Light Exercise - may start out with digging but ends with daily walks with a basket Self-Reliance - Confidence, Freedom, Security, & Community Stability Make this the Year you start that Garden or take your Garden to the Next Level!

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