Benefits of growing your own vegetables at home?
Nothing tastes nicer than fresh herbs and vegetables picked by hand. The price of herbs and vegetables is getting more expensive with crops out of season being even more expensive. The freshness is often not there as the crop has been imported from the other side of the planet.
And then there are the groups of herbs and vegetables that you don’t find in the supermarkets because they are too delicate to ship around the country or only available at certain times of the year such as heirloom vegetables. Supermarkets tend to sell common everyday foods. Vegetables such as heirloom varieties and speciality products just aren’t available.
So why not grow your own? Some varieties are worth growing and others are not. Some vegetables take a long time to grow and some are cheaper to buy in the supermarket such as onions. Vegetables such as capsicum, tomatoes and herbs are more expensive in the shops and are easy to grow.
We all love fresh nutritious vegetables but they can be expensive in the shops or not available at certain times of the year.
Another important reason to grow some of your own food is in these troubled times produce may not be available due to stock shortages, manufacturing or transport delays. Produce shortages can dramatically raise the price in the shops.