No matter the weather outside or the distance, our grandmothers always made a trip to the local food market to stock up on fresh vegetables and fruits, milk, cheese, and meats. Stopping by at a grocery store was far pricier than a farmer’s market since our grandmothers could not use their mighty powers of persuasion to haggle down prices. Nowadays, we simply drive up to a supermarket; however we have made some changes to become healthier households.
Eating organic, locally grown food, or even visit Whole Foods on a regular bases, is a luxury not everyone can afford. Instead, our families have decided to grow their own vegetation in the backyard. You might be thinking, “Ain’t nobody got time for that” but take a look at the pay offs!
♦ Totally a cool cat- You’ll be the talk of the town as one of the elite few who can just head to their backyard/patio in order to grab some tomatoes for pizza or mint for that on-the-go mojito.
♦ Cheap to grow- Save that moolah. Yes, you will actually be saving money on groceries! Seeds cost on average ~$3 while starter plants are $4 – 6 and produce dozens of fresh produce.
♦ Easy to grow- Lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, and tomatoes are the easiest vegetables to grow which is also true for herbs like mint, basil, dill, parsley, and cilantro. So what are you waiting for, grab those gardening mitts and a shovel and join us.
♦ Accomplished feeling- Your garden will not whip up a vegetable in a snap, gardening is actually a fantastic hobby that is known to provide a sense of accomplishment when it starts to bloom.
♦ All natural- You know what’s in your vegetables. It’s all natural (not a GMO and no preservatives). You will most likely notice that the colour and size of organic food is strikingly different from the GMO educed products at the supermarket.
♦ Use as decor- They dress up any space and not only can you use them in your kitchen, but display them in your backyards. Many plants actually produce flowers before producing fruits!
Will you give gardening a try? Hope you found this post interesting and join us on this gardening adventure. If you decide to give this idea a shot, we would love to see your photos and recreations. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to keep in touch.
Until next time,
– Kisses, Kvitka & Rochelle –