If you have never had a garden of your own before, or have been contemplating whether or not to try it, here are three reasons that just might help you decide too.
1. It is a Money Saver!
Although it may seem expensive to buy the supplies needed to start your own garden, it actually saves you money in the long run. According to an article published by The Wall Street Journal titled, How Much Green Can Growing a Vegetable Garden Save You? an average family will spend $70 on building a garden, and receive $600 worth of vegetables. It also states that the amount of crops you receive compared to the amount of money put in is outstanding. For example, for every $1 you spend on green bean seeds, you receive $75 worth of crops. For every $1 that you spend on potato seeds you receive $5 worth of crops. That is definitely worth the cost if you ask me.
2. Window Box Gardens Are a Real Thing
Let’s say you live in a more urban area and honestly do not have enough land to grow a garden or the soil in your particular area just isn’t fit for it. Good News! Window box gardens are an option. Putting planter boxes in your window sills is a great way to utilize the space that is available to you, and works just as great. According to Urban Garden Casual, these following vegetables tend to do very well in a window box setting: herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, radishes and beets. This is because they have shallow roots that will fit inside. If you are looking to grow other vegetables that produce deeper roots, just make sure you give them the space they need to grow.
3. You Get to Choose
Nothing is more frustrating than going to the grocery store to pick out vegetables for dinner, only to find that they don’t have the certain kind you are looking for, or what they do have does not look very appealing. Growing your own garden gives you the ability to choose what you want to grow, what kind, how much, and it guarantees a freshness that you just can’t find at the grocery store.
Questions about window sill gardens? Check out this video.