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Food inflation has hit 7% globally, and it is expected to rise further due to the global climatic changes, on going floods & droughts in various arable regions along with increasing political conflicts in the world.
With prices skyrocketing, it is important to look for alternative ways to reduce your food expenses. By growing your own fruits and vegetables, you can reduce your monthly grocery bill, and get fresh produce that is much cheaper, not to mention of even better quality, than supermarket produce.
Many people enjoy gardening for a variety of reasons. It is a relaxing hobby that helps connect you with nature. Growing your own food is also a smart move on the economic front, as homegrown produce is not only cheaper than grocery store produce, but also healthier for you. Regardless of your motivation, gardening can save you money and give you a better connection with nature.
Initially you will have to invest a little on seeds, pots, soil and a few garden supplies. But the returns you receive will far surpass this initial investment... not just in terms of money, but also joy and satisfaction of producing your own food.
If you are just starting out, it is important to choose easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs that require little or no extra care. Choose varieties that need minimal pesticides, and will produce the most for your investment. Herbs are among the easiest plants to grow, and they rarely require much water once established.
Growing your own vegetables and fruits will save you money for years to come. Homegrown produce tastes better than supermarket produce and is cooked within minutes after harvest.
Also you can preserve and save your home grown harvest in a variety of ways. Right from dehydrating them or saving in in your freezer to canning. You can also pickle them, create sauces and other delicious treats to increase the shelf life of your home grown produce harvest.
Harvesting your own food can bring joy and satisfaction to your life
Growing your own foods is an ideal way to provide your family with fresh and healthy foods. Not only can you provide them with vitamins and minerals, but you can also harvest the fruits of your labor, which you can then share with friends and family.
Food that has been grown in your own garden will have a unique flavor that will be hard to find anywhere else.
One of the most important benefits of growing your own food is that you can control the freshness of your food. Freshly picked vegetables and fruits are more flavorful, and have more nutrients.
Once they are harvested, supermarket produce begins to lose moisture. Homegrown vegetables and fruits are fresher and contain no additional additives.
Growing your own foods is an eco-friendly hobby that will save you money and add flavor to your life. Growing your own food will also allow you to connect with nature and learn more about your food. However, it requires a quite some time and effort. Nevertheless, the rewards are worth it.