6 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food

Growing your own food is an easy and rewarding way to get outside and be happier and healthier.  Here are just a few great reasons to grow your own food.

1. Science shows, it’s Healthier

Studies show that homeowners who grown their own fruits and vegetables are healthier than their counterparts who don’t garden.

2. Eating More Fruits and Veggies

Growing your own food means you’ll have food, and when you have food, you eat it! Your harvest may surprise you, and you could end up with more food than you hoped for, which means you can share that food!

3. You’ll Be Happier

Not only is growing your own food a great new hobby, the more time you spend with the soil the happier you will be. Studies have shown that organic garden soils have microorganisms can trigger the release of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a natural anti-depressant, so be prepared to smile when you see all your fresh fruits and veggies growing.

4. Save Money

The prices of fresh produce have seen some drastic increases lately, so growing some of your own food can help you save a few bucks, which you’ll be sure to spend on more gardening tools!

5. Increase Your Property Value

Having gardens to grow your own food in will not only brighten up your backyard, but will also increases the value of your home compared to nearby houses that don't have gardens.

6. It’s Easy!

Growing your own fruits and vegetables can seem a little intimidating at first, but it is quite easy; for tips see our post on home gardening http://www.frankieflowers.com/home-garden-grow-what-you-eat or check out Frankie's new book “Food to Grow”