You can save a lot of money by growing your own fruits and vegetables right in your backyard or in flower pots. The price of a pack of seeds is almost equivalent to what you would pay for a single vegetable or fruit at the store, saving you hundreds of dollars each season!
Growing up in the rural part of North Carolina, having and being surrounded by gardens was a part of life. My family did not have to worry about recalls on food because when you grow your own food you know what you are putting in your body. My 100-year-old grandmother reminds me that she was eating “organic” before people start about eating organic. By spending a few dollars on seeds, plants, and supplies in spring, you’ll produce vegetables that will yield pounds of produce in summer and fall. The crops from a garden is a great way on how you can save money on food and groceries. I would encourage you to consider starting your frugal home garden!
Benefits of Growing Your Own Garden:
The price of a pack of seeds is almost equivalent to what you would pay for a single vegetable or fruit at the store, saving you hundreds of dollars each season!
Gardening is a great way to absorb vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is crucial in order to maintain healthy bones and teeth, and it can also protect against certain diseases, keeping you away from the doctor’s office, saving you money in doctor’s bills.
You know what you are putting in your body. Growing your own produce lets you control what ends up on your family’s table. You decide what fertilizer, water, and pest control to use, as well as whether to grow organic.
Growing your own fruits and vegetables eliminates pesticides (not unless you choose to use them, but at least you get to choose).
Gardening increases physical activity.
If you have an abundant garden, you might give some of your products with families, your local church, or neighbors.
This can be a great time to create memories with your children, memories that can last a lifetime. Growing up in Kannapolis, North Carolina, some of my fondest memories with my grandparents would be working in the garden.
You can use fewer pesticides or use natural pesticides and this will be less contamination to the environment and your body.