3 reasons to Grow your own food, and my own experience
In my previous post, I presented the garden I started almost three months ago. I'd like to share my experience with you and explain why I think you should grow your own food.
Growing your own food is one of the most purposeful and important things a human can do, almost like giving birth. Watching a seed blossom under your care to become food for your and your family’s plates, is so gratifying. Caring for your plants and waiting as they blossom and "fruit" before your eyes, ready-to-eat, is an incredible sense of accomplishment, and everyone should live the experience.
You’ve probably heard the saying “you are what you eat”, and that certainly rings true. If you eat junk food then you’ll feel like junk, but if you eat fresh and healthy food, you’ll look and feel healthy which will probably make you happier. There are still many non-believers and if you’re one of them, I would recommand you to try having a strict diet of healthy foods for a month or so, and you’ll begin to see a huge difference in your emotions and the way you feel!
Like almost every day since last month, Today I opened my door, walked 5m to the backyard garden to harvest lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. It was just amazing, and all this in less than three months.
3 Reasons why you should grow your own organic food
1. Superior Flavor! Enjoy better-tasting food
Fresh food is the best food! Do you know how long has the food on your supermarket been there? How long did it travel from the farm to your table? Comparing the flavor of a homegrown tomato with the taste of a store-bought one is like comparing cryptocurrencies to Fiat money :D. There is clearly nothing like biting in a fresh tomato directly plucked from the vine.
If it does taste better, you’ll be more likely to eat the healthy, fresh produce that you know your body needs.
2. Food Safety for Improve health
Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy.
When they’re growing in your backyard, it will be more easy for you to start eating them, picking up the habit of eating more healthily, and their vitamin content will be at their highest levels as you bite into them straight from your garden.
The fruits and vegetables in stores are increasingly being filled with a lot of chemicals and what you think is organic might not be... When you grow your own food, you’re in complete control of its environment so you can be 100% certain that what you’re consuming is safe, ensuring you know where your food came from.
3. Independance (Food Self-Sufficiency) and fun time
If you’re looking for something to do that will give you fun making much sense for your life, then learning and growing your own produce fits the bill perfectly. Many people start off growing their own food because they want to cut down on their grocery/food bills and eating more healthy, but then it becomes an obsession and addiction for an enjoyable activity.
It feels great knowing that you can rely on your own resources to feed you and your family. It makes everything much easier using the same skills and techniques that our ancestors used in the past to survive. It's in fact even easier for us. Knowledge has taken, nowadays, a major place as a source of wealth for the present and the future, flowing all over the internet and accessible to everyone. It's in fact so easy to grow your own food with internet!
Food independence means less trips to the grocery store and more control over what you eat. It’s a very gratifying accomplishment and not only will your knowledge likely come in handy in other situations, but it can also be passed onto your family, friends and others.
I hope I have convinced you ;) There are many more reasons. save your money, have more choice/variety, protect the environnement and promote biodiversity, boycott, etc.
Few more pics
Yellow Zucchini! Awesome
Very tasty Strawberries
Hard fork your life and make a clear consensus between your mind and body, eat healthy food grown by your own, decentralize for a better life ;)
photo credits: @ekitcho