1. It is an inexpensive way to increase your vegetable consumption
Growing your own garden means planting and inevitably eating lots of veggies! Various studies have shown an intake of 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is recommended and this is easier to achieve with these beauties right in your backyard. According to studies, picking them right before eating also ensures a higher nutritive level. Studies have shown that vitamin and mineral levels decrease dramatically the longer fresh produce sits in a truck and then in your fridge. Plus fresh vegetables are much more delicious. Planting vegetables from seed is also very economical and will cut down on your grocery bills!