Do you grow your own garden? If not, you should try it! Growing your own food is a win in more ways than one, but especially for your budget! Don’t believe me? Check out these 4 financial reasons to grow your own food.
4 Financial Reasons to Grow Your Own Food
1. Rising costs – Have you priced a fresh tomato lately? How about a fresh cucumber or pepper? I know at our local stores, green bell peppers cost almost $2.00 each. That is just insane! Growing your own food can help you cut those costs significantly. Yes, you’ll have the costs of any gardening supplies that you purchase, but those costs will outweigh the cost of buying those same items in the store.
2. Better quality – I know, this post is about financial reasons to grow your own food. Keep reading. A lot of the time you will head into the store only to find that the products are small and that you need to buy several to have the amount that you need. Fruits and veggies that are grown locally however tend to be much larger and produce more. You’ll buy less to have what you need and might have enough left over to preserve for later!
3. Speaking of preservation – Growing your own food often yields a large crop that is usually more than the average family needs for one season. When you’re growing your own food for a financial reason, this works out very well for you. How? Because when you have crop left over, you can preserve it by dehydrating it or canning it. More foods “put up” for storage means less that you’ll have to buy when they’re out of season.
4. Growing your health – No matter what you feel about chemicals being used in our foods, the simple fact is that people today aren’t as healthy as they used to be. Medical costs are extremely high these days. Whether or not, you truly believe that growing your own chemical free foods will help make you healthier, it is a solid reason to look at. Aside from the lack of chemicals, families that have a garden, typically eat more fresh fruit and veggies. A diet rich in fruits and veggies helps to keep you healthy which helps to keep your medical costs down.
There are many more reasons that you might decide to grow your own food beside the financial reasons however, if you’re looking to tighten down your budget, growing your own food just makes sense. The financial reasons alone make it worth it.