There was a time when almost each house in the street had a vegetable garden somewhere on the property. Weekends would be spent by at least mom or dad, cultivating the garden, pulling out the weeds, putting stakes in the ground, planting new seeds, and generally cultivating the crops these days appear to be well past.
Each year we demolish more and more land to build more and more houses, and each home that is built has a tendency to have a much smaller allocation of spare land or section, for which to grow a healthy vegetable garden. This is one of the reasons we as a society face some of the issues we do today.
This may sound like a fairly rash statement to make, but if you look at the financial burden of purchasing fresh items, and also the rising instance of chemicals put into our food, there are 2 superb reasons for a start, why we should all be revisiting this idea of having fresh items or a vegetable garden in our back yard.
Apart from the small amount of time it takes to sow and grow fresh vegetables, there’s really no answer to why folks have stopped doing this. As a result, the supermarket chains have got richer by paying the commercial growers less, and the fresh food we are offered on the supermarket shelves, is largely tampered with, so that we can now almost guarantee that most fresh goods is available all year round.
We are being told that the quality has not reduced, and the food is just as healthy and tantalizing as it once was, but we all know that is salesman talk, and terribly distant from the truth of the matter.
Each household should plant a vegetable garden! They supply fresh vegetables and other produce when we need it, we only grow what we want to feed our families, and there are other benefits as well. As a kid I remember actually enjoying passing time in the garden with my dad, and this quality time in the family unit, is also largely lost these days. The price of seed and seeds, is far cheaper than buying the produce from the market, and it is healthier as well.
The general public have some fresh herbs growing on the window ledge or the back porch, so that the novelty of the idea has not worn off. To plant a vegetable garden is naturally only one step up from that herb garden, and we can save so much money from doing so, as well as enjoying the outside, extended family time in the garden, and eating fresh each day of the week.
Naturally the smartest thing of all, is the serious flavor that is present in freshly grown fruit and vegetables. No more of the ninety percent water content that has been developed through the produce being snap frozen, and because it has been pulled from the plant too early.
We all know that the natural sun is one of the most important ingredients in growing fruit and vegetables. By revisiting the idea and learning again the way to best plant a vegetable garden, we again bring into our houses, the beautiful fresh flavors of healthy food, and we save money by doing this. What might be better than that?