14 July 2009

A Better Way of Gardening?

Does anyone know the real reason people garden? Why do you want to garden and grow vegetables? Most surveys show that the majority of people who garden say they want that special homegrown flavor and the satisfaction of growing their own vegetables.

Others grow their own food to save money, and still other people garden just to have a nice hobby that provides pleasure and pride. The pleasures of gardening are many - getting outdoors, exercising, putting your hands in the soil, growing things, and the special pride of accomplishment that comes with the harvest. Many gardeners want to experience the feeling of being self-sufficient or at least partly so.

Also, they want to have some control over what they eat - particularly to have fresh wholesome food that doesn't contain additives or preservatives, that isn't contaminated by pesticide residues, and that hasn't been grown from genetically engineered seed. All of these are good reasons for gardening. It is truly one of America's most popular leisure activities. Of course, for homesteaders and other people who garden on a large scale, it's a way of life and a means of subsistence.

Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

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At 11:07 AM, Anonymous dezmembrari auto said...

Yes, you could grow only vegetables but you better let them know others who grow them

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Walter Jeffries said...

- My father taught me to love gardening;
- I love the fruits, vegetables and flesh of my labors;
- I want to provide better quality for myself and my family; and last but not least
- It really does save a lot of money.


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