As if we really need to tell you, right? You probably already know the benefits of growing your own veggies and perhaps you’ve been thinking about it for some time but other commitments have taken priority. Well, if you need the extra push now, you might like to know that winter in Perth can be a great time to begin. The days are warming up and there is still plenty of light rain ahead, so your garden will be well hydrated as it begins to grow. If that’s not reason enough, gardening in winter is also much more pleasant- no one wants to be standing out on a 30 degree day planting seeds, right?
Still not convinced? Keep reading!
Tasty and fresh
Most veggies bought from a supermarket can’t even compare to the flavour of your own home grown versions. You’ll often find that your own vegetables have a fuller flavour, are crisper, fresher and much more aromatic, which could work in favour for those of us who aren’t as savvy in the kitchen!
Save you some extra dollars
While your own veg and herb garden can be pricey to set up in the interim, once it is established, you will have access to fresh fruit and vegetables for free! With these fresh ingredients at your fingertips, you can make fewer trips to the grocery store, helping you save money on what you grow whilst also saving on other secondary costs such as petrol too.
Minimise health effects
Growing your own vegetables means you know exactly where the produce is coming from and how it is treated. You’ll no longer have to question whether your “fresh ingredients” have been imported from a foreign country or whether they have been exposed to pesticides – the peace of mind should be enough to convince you! You can also rest easy knowing there will be no recalls for tainted produce either.
Help you find 30
Believe it or not, gardening can actually be classified as exercise! The art of gardening incorporates many important exercise regimes such as stretching, stance, repetition, movement and resistance with gardening burning around 200 calories per hour.
Help improve your overall health and welfare
With your own veg and herb garden in tow, you’re likely to indulge in a diet rich in vegetables, helping you to live an overall healthier diet, reducing your risk to lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, type two diabetes and certain cancers. Spending time outdoors will also help your intake of vitamin D which can assist against many health conditions such as an overactive immune system, heart disease, and osteoporosis to name a few.
It will take some patience and dedication, but when you’re indulging in a decadent home cooked meal with fresh ingredients from your very own garden, you’ll be glad you finally did it!