Feb 26, 2013

The Benefits of Gardening

by Michelle Efthimou

What really are the benefits of gardening?
  1. Homegrown fruits and vegetables are fresher, and contain more nutrients and vitamins than store bought products.
  2. We all know that fruits and vegetables sold in stores normally contain pesticides.
  3. However, if you make the right choice and grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can lessen or diminish the amount of pesticides used, making your food healthier.
  4. Homegrown foods contain ample nutrients, which include phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A and folic acid. 
  5. Growing your own food is also good for the environment. When you grow and care for your fruits and vegetables, you don’t use pesticides. 
  6. Also, the scraps from home gardening can be used to create compost. Compost is key in helping plants grow better.    
Clearly the benefits are very large, so why not get started today?

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