The Advantages of Growing Your Own Food

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As Many of you know I am a huge advocate of growing you own food. Becoming self sufficient is not as difficult as one may think. There are many advantages to producing your own food in your yard. In addition to saving money a garden of any type can help the educational development of your children and other family members. Combine this with the fact that so many food products are covered in pesticides and herbicides that are harmful and can cause many medical ailments. Let’s take a look at why you should start gardening today.

Growing your own food is a great way to save money, eat healthier, and connect with nature. It can also be a lot of fun and a great way to get exercise.

Here are some of the advantages of growing your own food:

  • Save money: Growing your own food can save you a lot of money on your grocery bill. The cost of seeds and plants is relatively low, and once you have your garden established, the cost of maintenance is minimal.
  • Eat healthier: Freshly grown food is packed with nutrients that can help you stay healthy. When you grow your own food, you can control the amount of pesticides and fertilizers that are used, which can help to ensure that your food is as healthy as possible.
  • Connect with nature: Gardening is a great way to connect with nature and get some fresh air and exercise. It can also be a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood.
  • Learn new skills: Growing your own food can teach you a lot about gardening, plant care, and nutrition. It can also be a great way to teach your children about where their food comes from.
  • Have fun: Gardening can be a lot of fun. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. It can also be a great way to relax and de-stress.

If you’re thinking about growing your own food, there are a few things you need to do to get started:

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  • Choose the right location: Your garden should be in a spot that gets at least six hours of sunlight per day. It should also be in a well-drained area.
  • Prepare the soil: The soil in your garden should be loose and fertile. If the soil is poor, you may need to add compost or other amendments.
  • Choose the right plants: There are many different types of plants that you can grow in your garden. Choose plants that are suited to your climate and growing conditions.
  • Water your plants regularly: Your plants need water to survive. Water them deeply and regularly, especially during hot, dry weather.
  • Fertilize your plants: Fertilize your plants regularly to help them grow strong and healthy.
  • Protect your plants from pests and diseases: There are many different pests and diseases that can attack your plants. Use natural methods to control pests and diseases, such as companion planting and insecticidal soap.

Growing your own food can be a lot of work, but it’s also a very rewarding experience. With a little planning and effort, you can enjoy the benefits of fresh, healthy food for years to come.

Here are some additional tips for growing your own food:

  • Start small: If you’re new to gardening, start with a small garden. This will make it easier to manage and maintain.
  • Do your research: There are many resources available to help you learn about gardening. Read books, articles, and websites to learn about the different types of plants you can grow, how to care for them, and how to prevent pests and diseases.
  • Get help: If you need help getting started, there are many organizations that offer gardening classes and workshops. You can also find gardening mentors who can help you with your garden.
  • Don’t give up: Gardening can be challenging, but it’s also very rewarding. Don’t give up if you have a few setbacks. Just keep learning and growing, and you’ll eventually be successful.

Here are a couple places to purchase Heirloom seeds: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds of if you wish to purchase for large projects: Johnny’s Seeds. I like Mary’s as she has a seed give away on a monthly basis. We used Johnny’s when we make bulk seed purchases like pounds of seeds, they have many varities of sertified organic types of seeds. The mosat important thing to remember when purchasing seeds are the terms used. Know waht Hybird seeds are and how they differ from Heirloom seeds. Another great seed out let is Deer Creek Seed Company or Baker Creek Rare Seeds,  they have all sorts of rare flower and vegitable seeds. The important thing to remember make your purchase from trusted sites and reliable seed producers. Another thing I always recomend save you own seeds and start yourslef a seed bank.

Do you really have a choice??


In closing it is important to understand the structure of our food supply. There are 11 major owners of all food production in the USA. I personally am a firm believer of, Know Your Farmer, Know Yopur Food….

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Happy Gardening…


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