The Benefits Of Backyard Vegetable Gardens

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The Benefits Of Backyard Vegetable Gardens

Is there a patch of land in your backyard that's been left useless all this time? If you're still undecided
to what to make out of it, maybe it's high time you consider planting vegetables in it. Read on to learn
some of the advantages of planting vegetable gardens.
Yummier veggie treats
Many people attest that vegetables grown in their own backyard tastes much better than those
bought at grocery stores. They remark how much flavorful their harvests are, whether used as
ingredients in a fresh veggie salad or cooked dishes. Be it because of the extra amount of love and
care these home-grown vegetables got or the person taking pride in growing crops in his or her
backyard, it doesn't rally matter. What matters is what you serve on the table is fresh right off your
vegetable garden and more scrumptious for every member of the family to enjoy. You are also
assured that what you put on the table is fresh and free from harmful chemicals like preservatives.
Guaranteed no harmful chemicals
Chances are you might not fully know whether the vegetables you buy at the supermarket are free of
pesticides. Some vendors claim that their vegetables are free from harmful chemicals. What about if
the soil where those crops grew was exposed to pesticides before or they were planted next to crops
sprayed with pesticides? Prolonged dietary exposure to pesticides is linked to various adverse
reproductive and developmental effects, although there is little data to support this. Your children are
at higher risk to the dangers of such chemicals on the vegetables they consume. Their bodies are not
yet fully developed to properly metabolize or excrete such substances.
A great way to workout
If you got little or no time to go to the gym or health spa to workout, then let gardening provide your
daily dose of exercise. Tending your vegetable garden for at least 30 minutes a day is a great way to
burn those excess calories and lose weight. You are able to work several major muscle groups in the
body, like the legs, arms, back, buttocks and many others. Gardening is also improves your flexibility
each time you stretch to reach for weeds or bend to plant a seedling.
By the time your crops are ready for harvest, you will notice a change in your body, especially if you
look after your garden on a regular basis. Picking the car key that fell on the floor or reaching for a
book at the top of a tall shelf will be a lot easier for you to do. Unlike jogging, playing basketball and
others, gardening has less impact on your joints. Gardening is best were vigorous exercises is not
applicable, such as for people with high blood pressure, heart diseases, bone joint disorders and
many others.
Help save the environment
If commercially grown vegetables receive little demand from consumers, then commercial farmers will
find no reason to expand their plantations. So there's no need to cut down rain forests and devastate
habitats of wild animals. Also, if demand is lowered farmers will use less pesticide and other harmful
chemicals that pollute our rivers and the rest of the environment. You might feel that you as a
concerned citizen cannot contribute that much positive impact on the environment by planting

vegetable gardens. But imagine the difference made if a lot of people started to plant their vegetables
in their own backyard.

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