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The Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Boost Your Health and Your Bottom Line


8/24/2017 6:53:16 AM

Love my garden - just need to spend more time on it!
8/6/2017 7:31:13 PM

Nothing beats your own fresh from the garden~tomato ,green bean or watermelon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!
7/24/2017 6:11:45 PM

SYLBA61's SparkPage
Panting a garden is my goal for next season. I just got some blueberry bushes from a friend at church to start my garden. I have some lemon seeds growing inside now. I am fixing to plant herbs in my kitchen window. Plans are laid out.
4/25/2017 10:54:57 PM

1958TMC's SparkPage
Starting my gardens this week. Going to plant by the moon this year. Wish me luck!!!
4/25/2017 10:05:39 PM

great article
4/25/2017 7:14:27 AM

KITT52's SparkPage
nothing beats fresh picked
4/25/2017 2:03:28 AM

MSLOUIE3's SparkPage
My get up and go never got up for this activity.
4/16/2017 12:11:20 AM

DJ4HEALTH's SparkPage
Can't wait for my garden and then the fruit of it.
4/1/2017 1:12:17 PM

I cant wait to be able to plant and get the garden growing. Wet weather is slowing it u but I crave those fresh veggies.
3/19/2017 2:43:18 PM

CPETERSEN72's SparkPage
Can't wait for spring to get here so I can start my seeds!
6/28/2016 5:57:21 PM

JULIA75's SparkPage
One huge advantage of even trying to grow your own food (at least I hope so):

it might stomp down that horrible, dreadful habit of squeezing fresh fruit/veggies in the shop and then all but throwing it back into the food stall.

Sounds like a minor detail?

That produce will be bruised an hour later, so of course no one will buy it. So it gets thrown away, which is a waste of resources and pushes up the price (the vendors have to make up for all the food they can't sell).

I don't think anyone who learned up close and personal how much work goes into produce would do that again. Or at least I hope so. In my experience: I'm a lot less likely to throw away strawberries from my own window box because of one little spot.

Quick tip for gardeners:
One big pot (or even bucket) filled with earth, one potato into it. Add water & sun (and maybe a little loam or fertilizer). Once the plant has grown and wilted, turn the pot over onto a tarp. Collect a 1000 to 2000% dividend on your investment. (Depends on how large the pot was.)
4/19/2016 10:09:59 AM

I'm so over growing things, the last few years if the bugs do not ruin my garden the weird changes in the weather do a lot of hard work with very little reward, I will go to farmer markets and let them do all the hard work.
4/25/2015 7:20:19 PM

MOMNT8099's SparkPage
I have recently began my own personal garden at home with garlic and onion bulbs. For the first time I realize that not only are they much more economical, but they are also so much stronger.
1/19/2015 10:46:54 AM

Thank You for the great information contained in this article. I appreciate it because I am a gardener and have my own gardening business. We share all of our secrets to running a gardening business
1/19/2015 10:43:04 AM

Thank You for the great information contained in this article. I appreciate it because I am a gardener and have my own gardening business.

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