Why should you grow your own vegetables? Here are just a few reasons that might get you thinking of starting a veggie garden.
- Know where your food comes from.
- Know what your food is grown and and what was put on it.
- It’s sustainable. If you grow your own food, you can look after yourself. You may not get enough food in the first few years but you may get to a point where with proper food storage and preserving you can enjoy
- Save money. You really have to screw up not to get some sort of crop in.
- Help out the environment. Should we really be eating iceberg lettuce from California, mangos from Chile, Bananas from Ecuador? Think about the fuel and energy it takes to get these mono culture foods (more on this later) to our grocery stores.
And here’s one you probably didn’t consider, its good exercise outdoors. It’s true! You can burn as many calories in 45 minutes of gardening as 30 minutes of aerobics.
Why not just a nice perennial garden? Because you can’t survive on perennials. A nice, edible food forest is what you need. Veggies and even fruit trees are what you need in your back AND front yard.
Don’t have space? I can help with a vertical garden on a balcony or fence.
I’ll give you tips on saving seeds from previous crops and your favorite organic veggies.
Hire Dennis to do a complete yard evaluation for garden, compost and rainbarrel location.