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The many benefits of having your own vegetable garden
Having a vegetable garden is more than just growing in self-reliance or having a few extra herbs. It's a constant excuse for the busy professional or active parent to get outside, host a meal, share with friends, explore culinary tastes, have a healthy hobby, and be fascinated by the growth a garden presents.
A few of the benefits include:
Everyone needs sun, and a garden will pull you out just enough. Your kids will love having you in the backyard with them and might look away from their screens long enough to learn how a carrot grows.
You’ll begin to wish you owned your own restaurant when you pop a basil leaf in your mouth along with a fresh, time-ripened tomato. Salads, bruschetta, herb roasted chicken stevia sweetened tea and fresh pico de gallo await your enjoyment.
You’ll 100% taste the difference in quality when you begin making your own fresh plates.
More and more studies are showing the positive impact of sharing a hobby you love. When the stress of family life, work, or other demands are weighing you down, find solace in the dirt. Gardening in itself is a mindful hobby, but not difficult. Goocking is also. When you have barely stumbled through the door after hours in traffic, what’s more wonderful than the smell of fresh herbs being crushed filling your kitchen? Let your garden welcome you home.