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Here’s A Guide To Saving Money, Eating Healthier & Growing Your Own Food

veggiesSpring has sprung and the time has come for you to grow your own food. Isn’t it about time to give it a try if you haven’t? With spring right around the corner, you want to make sure that your garden is prepared for planting fresh vegetables. With the increase in chemically processed food reproductions, many people are trying to find new ways to make their food sources healthier. As a matter of fact, there has been an increase in the number of people that are rediscovering the wonders of growing their own food.

There has been a growing alarm when it comes to GMO processed fruits and vegetables, a lot of food producers are not disclosing how they process their food. Information about processed food is omitted with regards to certain levels of safety. For this reason a lot of environmentalists are recommending people learn how to grow their own food. Why? Because it is a lot safer and healthier than processed food products which have to be preserves and shipped to various destinations across the globe. Take a closer look at the benefits of growing organic food.

 Benefits of Growing Organic Food

backyard-vegetable-gardenGrowing organic foods has a variety of benefits. Some include health purposes, safety for the environment and economical reasons. Details are as follows:

Fresh Tasting – Raise your hand if you know that fresh fruits and veggies always taste the best; especially if it comes straight from the garden. Think about it. When you go to the grocery store to buy fruits or vegetables, have you noticed that most of the produce is partially rotten? Usually the produce is boxed without the proper insulation and shipped from other states. By the time produce reaches the stores, it is not fresh and has already started the decaying process. When this happens, customers usually walk away and choose better products somewhere else. Store bought fruits and vegetables compared to growing your own produce have NO comparison. Freshly grown produce is always #1! Why? Well, these fruits and vegetables can be planted, grown and stored conveniently in one location without the worries of shipping the products elsewhere. Families everywhere are using these natural methods to keep their children healthier by providing fresh tasting produce that is safe without chemicals. It is a win-win organic specialty!

Keeping It Healthy Without Chemicals – Some (not all) farmers and food producers are adding large amounts of pesticides and chemicals to food sources to help triple the amount of food being harvested. On the other hand, some smaller farms will grow their crops naturally. They also believe in the safety of their family eating habits as well as employees that are given fruits and veggies to take home and customers who purchase their crops at local markets or stores. People who grow their own food would have a better chance of understanding what went inside their produce, they would be able to control the amount of pesticides or they can also choose to grow the food in an organic manner. People who grow their own food can use manure or compost to feed the soil and the plants. In doing so, they avoid using synthetic sprays that disrupt the normal flow of life with insects and birds that live in the area. Organic growers provide less destruction to the environment; they get to grow vegetables and fruits the safe way, by using environmentally generated plant killing compounds to rotate the crops and to manage the weeds.

Economical Enhancements – Growing your own food can mean saving more money. It takes so much to produce and put food in the market nowadays, but by growing your own food you can avoid the high cost of products. There is no need to pay extra for the packaging and a person can avoid the additional burden of taxes provided by the state. Also a good sized garden can easily provide enough food for you and your family for up to a full year, saving you a ton of $$ on your grocery bill!! You can just pick up a simple canning kit at Amazon to bottle up your fruits and veggies and add them to your food storage.

mason-canning-jarsOverall, organic food growing is not as difficult as you may think. The internet is littered with thousands of step-by-step instructional guides. But with so many to choose from it’s pretty hard to tell which guide is right for you if you are just starting. If you are interested in growing your own food this summer, then a great beginner’s guide we recommend is at www.food4wealth.com. This site not only provides you with the proper guidelines and methods needed to harvest your own green food in your own private garden. It also teaches about which products to grow throughout various seasons. By utilizing the information taught, your garden will have a successful productive outcome. HAPPY GROWING!!