Why do I grow food? There are so many reasons. First, the sheer joy of watching plants grow, blossom and bring forth fresh food. There is nothing like the succulent goodness of a fresh tomato. Growing your own food you have security in knowing how healthfully it was grown. There is great satisfaction and stress relief in planting and tending a container garden. It's very exciting when the first veggies appear! I use organic soil and growing in containers have no need of weed poisons. I also have not needed any poisons to get rid of pesky bugs but will use organic methods if bugs become a problem. Thus far I have successfully grown tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, squash and zucchini. Here's a picture of part of last summers patio container garden:
Having only a small space in which to grow your container garden is not limiting. You are only limited by your imagination! It's fun to design your container garden. There are so many colorful containers from which to choose. What will you grow? What are your favorite vegetables? Is there a vegetable you've never eaten but would like to try? Do you want to grow tomatoes? There are many, many varieties of tomatoes from which to pick!
I hope you will consider planting a garden this growing season! It's a great project to get your kids involved in! It doesn't take a lot of space or even a lot of time and the benefits are many! Fresh veggies are terrific for your health! There is great joy in growing, harvesting and eating food which you grew. There's nothing more wonderful than the taste of freshly harvested vegetables!
You can do it! Start planning! Get out there and ENJOY!