Why you should Grow your own organic food! +My Today harvest Pics

in gardening •  last year

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!

Today harvest

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.

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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.

KEEP CHEMICALS OFF YOUR PLATE

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

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Yellow Zucchini! Awesome

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Yesterday Harvest

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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

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idea-plan-action
=solid workflow = results ;)

Manage the process, not the outcome; the outcome will take care of itself.

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Great garden you have there @ekitcho those strawberries look sweet!
Nice pictures, you seem to have a good eye for detail, garden looks neat, nice and tidy.

About growing our own food, I think it´s one of the best ways to reveal against the system. Independent self sustained individuals are a threat for the authorities I think. The less you need them, the more free you are. So... lets all get hands at work, sprout those seeds and eat tasty and poison-free

Great read @ekitcho !! Following!

Let's not forget 4. The Environment: Eating food that was grown just next to the place where you consume it reduces your carbon footprint big time. Further, growing organic garden provides habitat for more insects, birds and even small rodents than you can imagine. And last but not least it gives you the opportunity to make and use your own compost which is very beneficial for health of the soil and natural circling of nitrogen, carbon and other elements.
Growing your food gives you an intimate connection with the Earth that reflects on every aspect of your existence on this planet. You cannot overestimate its importance.

stop working guy and be farmer...

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i don't work, i enjoy everything i do everyday and i don't do it for money.
i'm a lucky guy

the Key is to go back to roots, in terms of trying to produce our own food, or just consume from local organic stores. This is a great post, and I hope this is a growing worldwide trend.

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thanks for your support glad you appreciate

All good reasons to have a garden at home!
Veggies make people smile with health

This is a definite plan...

ive been working around with the idea of getting a farm and installing solar panels so that we can have fresh food and have almost no energy consumption

hopefully within the next 5 years itll be a reality

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plug all this to a blockchain P2P sharing energy :p
good luck looks like a really nice project

congratulations,You came out of colonization

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thanks...
a long way to go ;)

Very informative post.....Farming is the best idea...Keep sharing

Pretty nice post I really liked the pictures. I'm sure I'll be posting some pictures of my own soon.

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thanks let me know when you do it ;)

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Beau projet, j'ai hâte de goûter. La permaculture vaincra! Fais péter la suite!

Nice Post. I also wanted to do Organic Farming ... , You fruits and vegetables looks healthy and sound .. :)

Really awesome work. Re-esteemed! I'm interested to grow my own cucumber and mint. Do you have any experience in those?

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Thanks! Can't be more easy! For Real any Herbs/aromatics just grow without any help. Water + light ;)

ive never seen such healthy strawberries before in my life! what photoshop sorcery is this?

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nature!
i just shown the healthiest ones, there re few ones eaten by the wild.... but it's nice the share considering what it gives me back ;)

Perfect, i like a gardening

It's really reasonable to make your own food, if you have such an opportunity.
Your new harvest looks amazing!) Must be delicious, at least it looks that way. I'm convinced ))

Very nice boxes. Looks like you just made them. I see you follow the square foot gardening methodology.

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french version of square foot gardening ;)
1,2m x 1,2m, 40x40cm square, 9 squares.

Awesome!! So many benefits of doing this, will be following you. Have grown some spinach, kale, beets & collard greens to make greenshakes straight from the garden. It's great to grow some food of your own, good for children too :)

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I am also organic food lover . i tried some gardening at home . I will also post my efforts here.

Tu nous met l'eau a la bouche ! Vraiment chouette !

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merci

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Very good idea. I want to start my own roof top kitchen garden. Your experience will help.

I agree. We're really at a point now where this is about to be mandatory. And what's not to like about growing your own food?? You pointed out the pro's perfectly. Furthermore, it's kinda like growing money! Thanks

Good effort dude... Definitely worthy....

Freedom lies in independence :) Enjoy your fruits

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thanks!

I too grow my own organic food! Not only is it rewarding, you know what you and your family are putting into your tummies.
Great post, had to follow🌱

ya totally agree its better to grow your own foods rather than depending on system. if you have control over food you are free , if you cant grow your own food you are slave to system work from 9 to 5 just that you earn money to buy food and when you buy food mostly its unhealthy you not know how its grown as i have seen many videos in which farmers have claimed that they use oxytocin injection in vegetables. Also who knows when food crises start like currency crash then you will be holding thousands of dollars in hand but will not be able to find a single tomato to buy it :) so its better to have control over food rather than depend on system.

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that's my point,
nice summary!

Such a great post, we need more people with your mindset in the world.

Amazing, really. I am vegan and I eat mostly fruit and vegetables and I am trying to grow my own food. Unfortunately for me is really really hard because I live in London and it seems that the sun is really really shy cause it doesn't show up often :D :D The weather in this city doesn't help me and it is really frustrating :(

thanks for your post I'll begin to grow organic food thanks to you and I'll be glad to hear your opinion about it here is the link and hope you'll like it :)
https://steemit.com/life/@othmanesl/that-view

I just watched the Netflix movie, "Okja" and it was a great reminder of the benefit of knowing where our food comes from. It is so crucial to personally health vitality and on the larger scale the environmental vitality. I absolutely advocate knowing where your food comes from....loved your article and pics!

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blockchain will eventually help on food traceability & safety.
Walmart started Tests Food Safety With Blockchain Traceability ;) but i d still recommand anyone to start growing their own food

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@ekitcho That's awesome! I would love to hear more about this. Do you plan an doing any posts?

@ekitcho Great post! I could not agree with you more! I am on a journey to eat healthier & lose weight, use herbs to heal my body before reaching for big pharma, and just live a more self sufficient lifestyle. I will be posting soon about my garden (as pathetic and small as it is)! Lol! I look forward to more postings about your garden and quest for self sufficiency! Followed!

I would love to have my own organic garden too

Great stuff ekitcho.

Just started following. Keep it up!

Great you grow many healthy things. I support your effort . All should grow organic food for them to remain free from fertilizers. How much we can try we can secure our bodies from bad effects of pesticides and other related things.

i wish my restaurant grow its own herbs at least basil, thyme, rosemary. instead of buying from supplier

That's really nice! I always wanted to grow them but haven't started yet!

I admire people who grow their own fruits and vegetables instead of buying the non-organic ones from the store. It is important to be self-sufficient nowadays. They look brilliant. Great work!

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Awesome post! I can't wait til one day I move to my alpaca farm and grow my own food. Did you know that paca poo from alpacas is also known as black gold? So, until then, great reminder to go to the farmer's market.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, thanks for your support regarding my busy.org post... one of my new favorite things about busy is the Favorites star I just discovered.

Hay ekitcho! You have amazing vote everypost. I admire you. I give you vote.and i hope help me everypost to vote from you😊😊😊.nice to meet you.bye have a good day.

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Hi @ekitcho , good job on busy is an amazing platform indeed , thanks for creating it which motivated me to write my latest post about steem being an undervalued precious gem-feel free to see it...my success

Great post! Wish I had a garden to grow my own food 🍓🍅🍊

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My first time using Busy. How is it connected to Steem? I am two months old in the world of decentralized social media. I manage 24 social media accounts with Steemit being my number one favorite. I happen to find this page on someone else's page that was encouraging people to do a 5-minute creative writing free-write @mariannewest Anyway; I just wanted to introduce myself and share that I think your garden is just lovely. I wish I had a green thumb, but I do not. I do love organic food though. Where I live we have a restaurant named "TruFoods," it is one of my very favorite places to eat, and they always serve fresh organic foods. If you are ever in the Southern California area, I hope you get to try it. Look forward to more garden shares.

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Lovely garden and growing your own food, good work.