7 Best Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

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Grow your own food. Why? Because it could be the difference between life and death. That and because you’ll save money at the grocery store. There are numerous reasons why you should grow your own food, but these are the top 7 reasons that break it down into the simplest and most important reasons.

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  1. Your Food is Fresher – When you grow your own food it literally comes straight from your garden to your plate. There’s no waiting period, no fuss and no running to the grocery store. Your food is ready to eat straight from the garden.
  2. Fresher Food Tastes Better – This kind of goes without saying. Not only will your food taste better, it tastes better because you grew it yourself. There’s kind of a satisfaction about growing your own food to extends to the flavor of your fruits and veggies.
  3. Home Grown Food is Healthier – It goes without saying that fresh fruits and veggies are healthy for you. Even more so when you know how and where they were grown. You control everything about how you grow and as such you minimize contaminates and produce a quality crop free from all the extra unhealthy junk in processed and commercially produced foods.
  4. No Harmful Chemicals or Pesticides – This speaks for itself. No one wants to eat fruits and vegetables that are covered in poison and chemicals or wax coatings from the grocery store. When you grow your own food you eliminate the need for harsh and harmful chemicals. You can use other homemade DIY pest treatments which are non-toxic and natural thereby producing better tasting and healthier food for your family.
  5. A Good Food Supply – Growing your own food gives you a larger backup food supply in the event of an emergency. Preserving and canning your own food harvested from your garden each year you can build up a good supply of food to feed you family for a long time to come.
  6. Growing Your Own Food is Cheaper – Cost per pound of food drops considerably when you grow your own food. Initial seeds, planting, and growing materials are an expense you need to invest in, but overall a home garden should pay for itself with the first full harvest.
  7. Growing Your Own Food Makes You More Self Sufficient – Self sufficiency is the name of the game. You can’t get much more self sufficient than growing and harvesting your own food from your own garden on your own land and eating the food you’ve grown in your own cabin that you built with your bare hands.

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There are many reasons why growing your own food is a good thing, but these are the most basic primal human needs. It all comes down to being self reliant and being able to provide for you and your family.

You’re not truly homesteading until you’re growing your own food.

Now is the time. Do it.

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