Growing Your Own Vegetables

It may seem early in the growing season. In fact, it isn’t even the”growing season” here since I look out my window and see ten inches of snow that have been piling up over the last twelve hours or so.

Nonetheless, if you want to start growing your own food this summer, one trick is to start with the seedlings right now. The earlier you plant them, the stronger they will be when it is time to transplant them outside. Also, they will mature faster and you will have a higher yield of food from them.

Now, that brings us to the question of this blog category series, is growing your own vegetable worth the trouble and expense?

Rather than looking at this from a cost accounting point of view (which would factor in the time and labor involved, I’m considering only a purely monetary point of view. Actually, we should consider taste and freshness to so I will mention them as well.

Monetarily, you can’t beat the price. A package of seeds costs 99 cents and will allow you to grow several full plants. Considering the price per pound of any type of produce, growing your own is overwhelmingly the only choice.

Regarding quality of the food, the same applies. You can decide if there should be any pesticides on the plants. You can’t beat the freshness of picking something in your own garden and serving it immediately.

Would you consider the time and labor involved? Would that outweigh the benefits to you?

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