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Eating From The Seed
Have you ever considered growing your own food from seed? Maybe this seemed like an exciting idea at one point, then you realized that you didn’t have experience so you thought it might be more difficult than you imagined. Or you could have possibly felt overwhelmed by the prospect of trying something that you haven’t ever done before.
It’s quite possible that you already have a beautiful vegetable garden in your backyard. Maybe you go to your local florist or nursery every year and buy potted plants or seedlings that have already sprouted and transplant them into your soil. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with approaching gardening this way, you may have an urge to grow plants directly from their seeds as opposed to getting started through other more expensive options.
Whatever your situation happens to be, just understand that growing plants, fruits, and vegetables from seeds is a rewarding and invaluable experience. In fact, we feel this experience is so valuable that we’d like to share a couple of different reasons why we feel you should pursue this option.
Sound good? If so, continue reading and learn more about this exciting topic below.
You’ll Save Plenty Of Money Growing Your Own Food From Seeds
For many of us with large families, our food bills and expenses can really be outrageous as food prices continue to go higher and higher. The beauty of growing your own food from seeds right in your own backyard is that you can seriously cut down on your food expenses a great deal. This is especially true if you already love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables that you typically purchase from the produce section of your local grocery store.
Instead, it’s time to shift your thinking and consider growing your own food from seeds right in the comfort of your own home. You can easily pick up open pollinated vegetable seeds online, or you can purchase seeds in your local garden store, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or other specialty store. How you buy your seeds is your business, so we’ll leave it up to you to decide the right method.
To clarify, let’s say you love up buying fresh tomatoes from the produce section of your favorite grocery store. On average, the tomatoes on the vine could cost anywhere from $1.69 per pound to $2.99 per pound. On the flipside, if you grow these tomatoes in your backyard, you will pay zero cents per pound, which sounds like a much better option to our ears!
Eat the Healthiest Fruits and Veggies by Growing Your Own from Seeds in Your Garden
The absolute best thing about growing fruits and vegetables in your own garden is you know exactly what you’re getting. When you go to the grocery store, you could end up buying genetically modified, chemically sprayed fruits and veggies that are so filled with junk and chemicals that they are the complete opposite of health promoting.
On the other hand, when you grow cucumbers, blackberries, Romaine lettuce, turnips, raspberries, blueberries, broccoli, and more in your own garden, you are getting organically grown, non-GMO food directly from the source.
Save the Seeds To Save Even More Money When Growing Your Own Food In Your Garden
If you don’t want to buy seeds next year, you could always save them from this year’s harvest. So remember to put aside some of the seeds from your honeydew melons, squash, cantaloupes, tomatoes, watermelons, and other fruits and vegetables while chopping them up and preparing them this year. By doing this, you can keep them aside until next year and use them to regrow your bountiful garden in your backyard when springtime rolls around.
Growing your own food from seeds is a lot less difficult than you may think. In fact, it’s going to be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have as you coax life from the ground and create sustainable, fresh, and healthy food for you and your loved ones.