Save the planet - grow your own vegetables...
Have you ever grown your own vegetables? If you haven't, there's no better time to start than now. Read on to find out how to get started.
Think about your last trip to the supermarket. Think about the vegetables you bought. How far did they travel to get to the supermarket? How much further again did they travel to get to your home? Add up all of the environmental costs of transporting fresh produce around and you begin to see why growing a portion of this food at home makes sense.
Having your food travel from your garden straight to your kitchen reduces fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
If you're like most other adults in the developed world, you spend a lot of time indoors, sitting down.
Gardening gives you a reason to get outside into the sunlight. It gets you moving around. It can provide stress relief as well.
After the initial set up (which doesn't need to be that expensive), growing your own food is very cost effective. One of the things I've noticed is the money saved on things like herbs which you use in small quantities. Instead of going to the store to buy a bunch of mint or parsley or spring onions, most of which you may not use, you can simply step outside and harvest as much or as little as you like.
Even if you don't have much room, you can still grow something. You're really only limited by your creativity. I've seen vertical gardens and container plantings which still provide a bountiful harvest.
Provided you have enough light you can even grow food inside your home.