Gardens are soothing, healing, and soul-reverberating by their very nature, and when it comes to advantages and benefits, vegetable gardens are peerless. As the name suggests, vegetable garden means a garden that is meant primarily for vegetable growing. If you are of the opinion that such type of garden requires enough space, you should think again. Vegetable gardens can be grown almost anywhere, whether you possess a large space like a lawn or a small space like a balcony. The only difference is that in a lawn you can grow the vegetables in large quantities on the land while in a balcony or so you can grow them in comparatively small quantities in some wooden boxes, planters, etc. So, let’s discuss now some benefits of growing a home vegetable garden:
Healthy Food: The vegetables grown in home garden prevent you from eating the genetically produced and chemical fertilizers treated vegetables, which are of course not rich in nutritional value. There are several other health benefits associated with home produced organic vegetables.
Tasty Food: The organically produced fruits and vegetables at home vegetable garden are very tasty in comparison to the commercially produced vegetables that you purchase from the market. Commercially produced vegetables are bound to be relatively less tastier owing to the massive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in their cultivation.
Money Saving: If one grows the vegetables for his requirement at home only, his expenditure on purchasing expensive vegetables from the market will automatically get saved. Also, his expense on fuel or fare will get saved as now he doesn’t have to go to the market for purchasing vegetables.
Ease of Availability: It is obviously easy to bring vegetable from your home garden than from the market. You can get the vegetable any time you like. Suppose you want a tomato to put between your sandwich, just go to your vegetable garden, pick the tomato, wash and cut it into slices, and prepare your sandwich; it is as simple as that.
Freshens Mood: Gardening is a refreshing activity and spending some time daily to take care for your home-grown vegetables can really contribute to elevate your mood. It’s not wishful thinking, but a proven fact that activities like gardening serve as effective mood fresheners.
Adds Beauty: A vegetable garden adds beauty to your surroundings and lends them an aesthetic appeal. It also helps in adding a pleasant air around your home and makes the whole environment lively and adorable.
Benefit to Environment: You might be wondering that how could you benefit the environment by maintaining your own vegetable garden at home, let me tell you. If you are growing your own vegetables, you are saving the fuel that might otherwise be burnt to send these vegetables to you commercially. Also, you yourself are also not going to the market for purchasing the veggies, which again saves fuel and hence environment. In this way, if a large number of people maintain their own veggie garden, it could really diminish the air pollution level.
Everybody can maintain their own vegetable garden at home by sparing a little time and making a little effort. But, this time and effort that you will spend is nothing before the benefits that you and your family will reap from the veggie garden. It also provides you a simple, yet effective way of serving the environment you live in. A vegetable garden offers you health, save your wealth, and make you feel refreshed, what else you want.