Supermarkets have a year-round supply of fresh fruits and veggies, but do they really taste as good as we would expect to? Sure, there is always somewhere summer in this world, but does your December lettuce taste the same as the one you buy fresh in spring? Is the spring onion you use for soups in February taste as good as the one you buy from local markets on a Sunday, in spring? The truth is that imported veggies may be found every day in our local shops and supermarkets, but they usually are tasteless and smell-less. Most veggies we buy from regular supermarkets not only taste like carton, but don’t even bring the necessary nutrients they should provide and often enough only look tasty. And since food is the number one supply we can control in order to feel good, look good, stay healthy and live a longer existence, it comes as no surprise that we should be interested more in what we put on our daily tables.
If you are tired of buying tasteless veggies and feel like adding tons of salt into a dish only to taste something, growing your own vegetables could be the answer. You don’t even require a large garden per se as most veggies can be also grown indoors, in pots or in small soils.
What types of veggies can you grow in your own garden?
Depending on your back yard climate, there is a wide range of veggies you can grow all year-round with little investment and care. Solariums are the best way to ensure a rich crop no matter the season but you should also consider seasonal crops. You can literally grow anything your soil allows you to, from more pretentious veggies and exotic ones to the basic ones – from potatoes to carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, onion, peppers, bell peppers, cauliflower, eggplants, pumpkins, squashes, radicchio, ruccola, etc.
The seeds are very cheap and you can procure them both in specialized shops as well as from online shops, along with all seasonal indications and instructions.
If you prefer spices, learn that there is a wide selection you can even grow indoors, in little pots. From rosemary to parsley, fennel, cinnamon, oregano, anise, and ginger – all you need is imagination in order to grow a perfectly functional evergreen garden inside your own house.
What are the main benefits of growing your own vegetables?
You know exactly what you are eating. By using simple gardening tools and the right soil and watering methods you can grow a prosper wide selection of veggies in the comfort of your own backyard. The main advantage of doing this is that you will always know what you are eating. With supermarket veggies you can never be too sure because they are often injected with harmful substances or growing hormones in order to reach a certain size, shape and color as soon as possible. By cultivating your own veggies you will always know what you put on the table. Use organic crops and get rid of chemical pesticides. Use only natural fertilizers and you will obtain tasty, delicious vegetables with no effort.
Cost efficient. A bag of seeds costs little to nothing and you can grow an entire crop out of this. In fact, you can use all the seeds inside your own bought veggies to plant new plants and enjoy your vegetables after only a few months. Being able to procure you own food will seriously lower your monthly spending, in addition to helping you live a happier, healthier and more natural life.
Enhances your lifestyle. You can use the wonders from your own garden to create a variety of vegan, natural and delicious recipes full of vitamins, fibers and nutrients which will later generate a wide series of health benefits, including a glowing skin, less wrinkles, a perfect complexion, etc.