Why grow your own food?
Growing your own food will bring you more in tune with nature and real, natural food.
The food you grow is less likely to use chemical fertilisers and pesticides, which can harm the environment and interfere with the eating patterns of local wildlife.
So by growing your own food you are improving the quality of the local environment for wildlife.
The physical activity of digging, looking after and harvesting your food should help to improve your fitness levels. Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be very satisfying helping you to be more relaxed and happy (which will improve your health).
If you grow your own food, you are more likely to eat it within a few hours of harvesting it. This means there will be more nutrients in the food. More vitamins, antioxidants and minerals will boost your immune system and help expel harmful free radicals from the body (free radicals can attack the body cells, and can lead to the development of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s).
One of the best things about growing your own fruit and vegetables is that the food your grow tastes better.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables can increase the types and amounts of fruit and vegetables you eat. There are many varieties of strawberries, apples, potatoes, and tomatoes and each one has a distinct flavour and balance of nutrients, so by growing a few different varieties you will be eating a more varied diet.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is something fun you can do with friends and family. Children love to help planting and harvesting food.
Growing your own food will make you healthier and happier, and open up a whole new world of flavour.