Why You Should Plant a Vegetable Garden

Gardening is a long known method to getting exercise. Working in your garden for at least 30 minutes a day is an ideal way to burn those excess calories and lose weight, and pick up some Vitamin D which your body needs. As you reach for weeds, plant seedlings, till the soil, or water a plant your muscles are getting a nice and easy workout that will also increase your flexibility.

If high impact aerobics, free weights, and well you know what I mean, are out of the question for your gardening is the perfect low impact exercise that can benefit your body  in more way than one.

Fresh Produce: Nothing can beat tomatoes plucked from your own garden. Or potatoes dug up in your own yard or even pot. The list can go on but you can’t compare the produce in your own backyard to the aged vegetables usually found at the grocery store.

You can grow your vegetables organically. Using only natural methods at pest control. You can grow the variety you like including the many heirloom vegetables once thought long forgotten.

A learning experience: We all know how much children love to get their hands in the dirt. From sprouting a seed to fall’s harvest vegetable gardening is an ideal way to keep kids busy during the summer while having fun and still learning some valuable lessons. And you may find that once picky eaters are enjoying the fruits of their labors with relish.

Vegetable is a fun healthy activity for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Get out there!

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