Learn and Grow
5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Organic Produce
On the fence about planting your own organic veggies, herbs, and fruit? This list may just nudge you firmly into the “let’s get growing!” camp.
You’ll save money. An entire packet of lettuce seeds costs about $2 and has enough seeds to keep you savoring those salads all season long. As for buying a single head of organic lettuce from the grocery store, well, let’s just say that would set you back more than a couple of bucks. You’re bound to see even heftier savings with produce like organic berries, tomatoes, and peppers.
Your produce is always fresh. Speaking of snacks, growing your own food gives you ultimate freshness. You can harvest your produce at the peak of ripeness and create scrumptious garden-to-table meals full of flavor.
You get a good workout. Growing a garden not only gives you healthy produce, but it helps you get healthy, too. Caring for your plants requires exercise, like walking, bending, squatting, hoeing (you get the idea). Bonus: Because you'll be so focused on your garden, you may not even notice that you're working out.
You know what’s in (and on) your food. While you may not know for sure what’s on the produce from the grocery store, you know exactly what you put on the plants in your own garden. Yep, you’re in control. That’s especially important when you’re planning to use all that bounty to make meals and snacks for everyone to share.
You get bragging rights. Let’s not beat around the bush: It feels darned good to tell your friends and family that the delicious meal you just served them came from your garden. Go ahead and soak up those accolades.
Of course, you want to give your organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits the best chance of success. For an awesome start, begin with seedlings from Bonnie Plants® Organics, which put you way closer to harvest than if you were to start with seeds. Then, plant them in Nature’s Care® Organic Potting Mix with Water Conserve® (for containers) or Nature’s Care® Organic Raised Bed Soil (for raised beds), or mix Nature’s Care® Organic Garden Soil with Water Conserve® in with your existing soil if you’re going old-school and planting in-ground. Finally, start giving them some extra love (and loads of nutrients) a month after planting with Nature’s Care® Organic and Natural Vegetable, Fruit, and Flower Food. Don’t skip the directions on the label!
Fresh, delicious organic produce just outside your door, boredom-free exercise, and a healthier bank account—what’s not to love? Come on, it’s time to get your organic garden growing!