Growing your own produce and medicinal plants is becoming a more and more viable option these days, no matter how green your thumb is. Have you toyed with the idea of growing your own but are still picking up your produce from the grocery store, and your cannabis from the dispensary? Let’s discuss a few key reasons why self growing is the way of the future and why you should join the Movement…
A FEW REASONS TO START GROWING YOUR OWN VEGETABLES, MEDICINAL PLANTS, HERBS AND OTHER CONSUMABLE PLANTS
The most significant reason to grow your own produce is the price. Take herbs, for example. A pack of herbs from the grocery store can cost anywhere from $3 to $6 and you use the pack for one or maybe two meals. Buying potted herbs, on the other hand, costs $2.50 to $4 and they last for about eight months. Some herbs, like rosemary and thyme, can even last for years. Growing your own herbs can be made even cheaper by starting out with seeds, which often cost only $1 to $2, and experiencing the joy of cultivating them yourself.
2) Control What Goes In your Food
Another reason for growing your own is that you can control what goes into your food and your medicine. You can either be very strict in keeping your produce organic, or use the fertilizers and pest controls that you approve of. The security of knowing exactly how you grow your plants, and what you used in the process, can be reason enough to grow your own and have total confidence in the quality and safety of what you are consuming.
We’ve all run into the problem of reaching into our fridge’s produce drawers and finding limp, bruised or off-tasting vegetables, or worse, finding forgotten produce beyond usability from buying in bulk in anticipation of future meals. You won’t have that problem when you can pick them straight from the source (your very own backyard or kitchen) and use them for dinner on the same day. The lesser-known truth is produce found in grocery stores is typically picked half ripe to extend its shelf life, having a significant effect on its flavour and nutritional content. It is then transported large distances only to sit in storage and then on shelves for days before it gets purchased by you. It is then most often stored in refrigerators until you finally decide to consume it. It is important to know that a lot of degradation happens in the delay from harvest to table, so the food in your meal or cannabis in your paper is far less nutritious or potent by the time you consume it. Eliminate this delay by growing your own and never have to worry about freshness again!
And this is just the tip of the iceberg as to the benefits of home growing your own food and medicine — Learn more on the topic in our Blog.
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