12 reasons To grow Your Fresh Food

1. Food is the basic human need.

Along with water and shelter, you need food to survive, and with that, you become dependent on other people to grow your food from the companies that make your food. In this sense, if you haven’t taken the time to learn how to grow your own food, then you have no idea what is so important in your life because you cannot independently provide food for yourself and your family.

There are, of course, various “prano-eating” or “sun-eating,” the adherents of which do not need food, but this doesn’t yet seem to be a real solution to this issue, so grow your own food, gain strength. Don’t be ignorant. You can learn, and many can help you with this.

2. Health.

There is no healthier food on the planet than the food that you grow yourself at home, in your backyard, in your country house, in your forest garden, or anywhere else. Why? First, because when you grow yourself, you are not spraying pesticides; you are not putting unnecessary chemicals into the soil. You are careful about the fertilizers you use; you fertilize with compost or whatever you think is right, supplying your soil with the necessary minerals. Secondly, you yourself collect your food, so that you can immediately use it in food.

There are studies showing that within 24 hours after harvest, 50% of the beneficial properties of plants are lost. And most people have no idea about the benefits of those lost properties. But why not change all this for the better by adding all the possible benefits of the highest quality nutrition to your life? The best quality food is self-grown, and this is the second biggest reason I started growing my own food. In modern society, the amount of people suffering from obesity, overweight, losing their physical shape is growing rapidly.

And the reason is that people do not eat the food that nature gives them. All free animals on Earth eat natural food – right on the spot, right from living plants. They don’t rip off food to take home. They don’t put it in the refrigerator or ship it across the country to buy it and then eat it. They eat it fresh! And we should also eat our food fresh! Another reason why you become healthier by growing your own food: you move. People are overweight because they eat potatoes while lying on the couch and watching a football game.

They don’t work with a shovel or hoe, don’t carry compost or other weights, they don’t do the job. When you work in your garden, you are physically active, building your muscles, developing your stamina. Sometimes gardening takes all day in a row, plus you have a healthy diet. The sun is shining in your eyes, on your face, and your body is providing you with vitamin D for free. Did you know that there is a huge vitamin D deficiency these days due to the fact that people do not get enough sunlight? So another major reason for growing your own food is the health aspect.

3.Savings.

Gardening saves you money. We regularly hear news about food price increases due to some kind of weather disaster (freezing in Mexico) or political changes. Higher prices for vegetables entail higher prices for meat and so on. Why not grow some of your produce at home? The same greens that can easily grow in the kitchen all year round, but that you buy in the supermarket for $ 2-3 per pack. For this money, it would have been possible for a long time to buy a growing container and seeds and start growing buckwheat or wheat greens or spices almost free of charge. There are tons of options!

4. Taste.

Taste is a huge reason many people (myself included) grow their own food. Many people may not care about health, the environment, or saving money. But what they really care about is taste. If you’ve ever tasted a homemade tomato and compared it to a store-bought tomato, then you know there is no comparison! Now imagine that everything can be so, that such a difference will not only be in tomatoes.

For example, my cabbage. You know, yesterday I dragged crates of growing cabbage into my living room to let people know the difference. I treated people to this cabbage without any additives and additions – right from the garden. I wanted to open people’s eyes, and they understood me. People told me, “Wow, John! Your cabbage is amazingly sweet! We’ve never seen one like this in the supermarket.

” To which I replied: “Well, you are right. Your food was packaged and transported across the country. A week has passed since it was harvested. And from that moment the nutritional qualities began to decline and with them the taste. ” We say that you cannot freeze tomatoes due to the fact that they lose their taste. But the same thing happens with all plants. All our food loses its taste after freezing. The best greens are fresh herbs.

5. Pride.

Another good benefit of growing your own food is the pride of ownership, or more accurately, the pride of growing. You know, when you are busy with your car – you fix the brakes, change the oil or fluid in the transmission, adjust something – then later, when you drive in this car, you feel it is a completely different way. You can feel how she rides better. And you say to yourself: “Yes, I’m in my car! Look at me!

The same thing happens when you produce something yourself, such as growing vegetables. You feel that you are a part of this, of what you have produced with your own hands, of what you have grown. You feel proud that you are able to grow something. You know, when I brought that cabbage into the living room, I was jubilant inside myself: “Yes! I raised it myself!” And the people were amazed.

But my message was this: “You can grow too. You can do it too. You can grow your own food.” So, producing your own food can greatly help improve your self-esteem. I’m not going to argue that all self-esteem problems can be solved by growing vegetables. But it can definitely help a lot.

6. Planet.

Another reason I grow my own food is that it is good for our planet. Believe it or not, in global drowning, the existence of more plants and greenery on earth can only be beneficial for our planet. You cannot deny the disappearance of rainforests at an incredible rate. And do you understand what the main reason for the disappearance of rainforests is? This is cutting them down for pastures for livestock… And if there was no such demand for meat, then, probably, there would not have been such rapid destruction of forests.

So vote with your dollar. Grow more of your own food, eat what you have grown, and help reduce the big industry. By growing your food, you are saving the planet! You also save fuel. Say, if you live in New York, the distance to the places where food is usually grown in winter – California, and Mexico – is thousands of miles. Fuel is consumed, carbon dioxide is emitted.

Industrial cultivation also uses a variety of petrochemicals, petroleum-derived products. We know that now our society is at the peak of oil production, which means that only further downward. The resources of the human planet are not infinite, and the conservation of these resources is our common cause, which concerns everyone.

7. Soil.

This is in addition to the previous reason. The planet’s topsoil nutrient layer is also being depleted. When you grow your own food in your garden, you enrich the soil. I do not mean some kind of miraculous recovery or the use of the same petrochemicals or fertilizers. I’m talking about creating my soil in the right way.

The best fertilizer is not sold in packs. You make the best soil yourself by raking leaves, fertilizing them with manure and compost. You are creating real fertile soil. By adding bone meal, ocean minerals, and more, you renew, re-mineralize the soil on the planet. You are making our planet healthier—one person in one garden.

8. Benefits from live food.

I’ve already talked about the health benefits, but here we will look at another aspect. You can look at various studies that compare the health benefits of industrially grown vegetables to those of homemade vegetables. In most cases, the homemade food is healthier, and it’s not just vitamins and minerals. There are other things besides food that go into the soil and then into the plants.

There is also intention; love is what you saturate your food with when you grow it. You love your food, and she loves you back. Most gardeners do not apply chemical fertilizers to the soil. They treat their soil differently. After all, the healthier and more nutritious their soil, the healthier and more nutritious the plants will be. And by growing your food yourself, you will make your soil as healthy as possible. This means your vegetables will be as healthy as possible. There is such a thing as “prana” or “qi” – depending on the country where you grew up. In Germany, it will be called “bio-photons.

” Someone calls it “life force” or “life energy.” We are all energetic creatures, and our food, in addition to vitamins and minerals, contains this energy. There is no name for this in traditional science. But when you pluck live food, and when you eat live food, that life force is transferred to you. Scientists have such a thing – “Kirlian photography.” If you photograph in this special way food that is alive, then you will see how energy is radiated from this food.

And if you photograph the same food but which has been denatured (say, cooked in the microwave), then this energy is simply not present in the photograph. Do you want to be alive by eating live food, or do you not want to be alive by eating food that is not alive? So, I’ll say it again: growing your own food provides you with the liveliest, most nutritious, bio-photon-rich food.

9. Children.

Children are our seeds, our future generations. If today’s American kids are asked where the food comes from, most of them will say it’s from McDonald’s. Some might say that from the grocery store. But I bet no one will say that from Mother Earth. However, food comes to us precisely from the Earth, from the earth. We now all live in a society in which it is believed that food is born in packaging, that food comes from the grocery store.

And most people don’t grow their own food because they go to grocery stores to get their food. I hope to be one of those who will help people make this shift, realize that food is born from the earth, that they can and have the right to grow their own food. So let’s do this for our kids. Let’s remember obesity again. If a person eats at McDonald’s for thirty days in a row, their blood pressure will skyrocket.

By the way, there is such a movie “Double portion” (Super Size Me – literally: I am a Huge Size), where a guy eats thirty days at McDonald’s and comes to sad results. Lord, his health is declining! And eating groceries from the store may be, to a lesser extent, but also not good for you. Compared to self-grown food, anyway.

10. Diversity.

If you watch my channel regularly, then you probably come across vegetables in many episodes, plants that you have never heard of before. I show this to you on purpose because I consciously add variety to my life. I mean, diversity is the very taste of life. I love variety; I love growing different vegetables and fruits because different food, first of all, tastes differently. You’re probably thinking, “Well, yes, it’s such a bore to grow. You only have lettuce and cabbage.” Well, yes, I have lettuce and cabbage, which makes you bored.

But you try to grow corn, or an arched oak, or some variegated purple spinach tree, or some golden purslane. There are so many completely crazy plants that you can grow. And they all have different aromas, different textures, different tastes, and, more importantly, different nutritional properties. And when you grow yourself, you choose what you eat. And when you let someone else grow your food, you (guess what?) Let them choose what you eat. Right? After all, farmers grow what they can sell.

They will not be involved in the cultivation of something that is unlikely to be sold. They won’t risk trying to sell something that people have never eaten. So by growing your own vegetables and fruits, you get variety—a variety of nutrients, a variety of sensations, tastes, aromas. And you know what? Some of these feelings are just insane! Let’s say this year; my favorite sensation came from lychee tomatoes in their ripe state. Oh my god, they are so good! They are insanely good! I just can’t wait for next year’s harvest, oh my god!

11. Community.

Another benefit of growing your own food yourself is community building. For example, I turned my plot into an outdoor vegetable garden. And when I am there, most of the passers-by stop to talk to me, to leave some kind of comment about my garden. I created a local community around me just by talking to my neighbors about my garden. I even got involved in growing vegetables on my neighbor’s property to help him get started.

In addition, there are people who drive past my garden in a car, stop to look, and the next day I notice new activity on my website – people come here to learn more about growing food on their own, they are interested. A community is then formed around them too.

12. Investments.

And the last reason (the ones I remembered) to grow your own food is that growing your own food is the best investment you can make on this planet. You know, when you invest your money in stocks, you always depend on this market. He can rise; he can fall. You can go broke. But by investing in cultivation, you always win.

Why? Well, the reasons why you always win are the eleven reasons I listed above: you will be healthier, you will save the planet, and so on… You can sell the surplus and return the investment that way. You can save seeds. You know, a dozen seeds sometimes cost a couple of dollars. And your plant produces thousands of seeds. Is it not that great? Invest in the future of the planet, in the future of children, in your future! Keep growing!