Why You Should Start Your Own Garden

Apr 04 2023
This post may include affiliate links Click here to read my Disclosure and Copyright or, for more information on how this website collects your data, click here to view my Privacy Policy. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Oh how I’m looking forward to our vegetable garden. Currently I’m watching the “winter storm of the century” just beginning out my window with the promise of at least a foot of snow. UGH. Last summer I grew garden lettuce for the first time and (no joke) I ate lunch out of the garden at least two months strait! Admittedly I did get a little tired of lettuce lol but that did mean our little garden paid for itself many many times over! I can’t wait for dirt and lettuce and gardening again!

Garden tour, a little walk about in early July! I won't say things got "away" from me here on the blog due to the wedding but
(This is a contributed post, for more information about our compensation please read our disclosure policy)

The cost of living crisis is biting everyone on the behind right now and the uncertainty surrounding food shortages since the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling like we are floating in the wind – not knowing what’s coming next is tough. There is far less stability than there ever has been and most people feel that urgency to start a garden and really become self-sufficient.

If you have ever been in the position where you are worrying about your ability to feed yourself and your family, you should think about whether you should start your own garden. For some people, investing in shed bases to install a new shed or greenhouse can be the first step into growing your own food. If you haven’t done this before, it can be a little difficult to get going, but learning how to grow your own food can really be the thing you need most. So, if you’re new to getting started with your own garden, here are some tips to help!

  1. You gain access to better quality food items. If you decide to grow your own food, you’re going to immediately have access to organic food that isn’t packed with pesticides. Organic produce is the more expensive option in the store for a reason, and it’s also the most challenging to grow. You can still grow it, though, and it’s going to be more than helpful to your health to have the right food growing right there in the garden.
  2. You’ll introduce new items into your diet. When you have control over it in the garden, you can ensure that you always have a good variety in your diet. You will be able to grow your food according to the season, too, and that’s something that can really help. If you plant your own garden you can even choose to grow the right varieties so make sure that you read through some seed catalogs to be sure you plant the right ones.
  3. You’ll eat foods with a high nutritional value. If you know you are growing your own, you’re going to find that the foods you have left to grow in the ground will be much better for you overall than those that are harvested too early – in the way that the supermarket often is! Knowing what you are putting into your body can make a big difference to your health!
  4. You can dictate when you harvest. When you want to ensure that you are eating things at the right time of year, growing your own can help. You’re more in control so if you prefer your oranges to be juicy, then you may wait longer for them to ripen. It’s the same if you want your zucchini larger or smaller; you’re in the control you need to be.

If you want to have your own chosen fruit and veggies, start by growing your own garden and choose to plant the things you love the most.

Oh how I'm looking forward to our vegetable garden. Currently I'm watching the "winter storm of the century" just beginning out my win
(This is a contributed post, for more information about our compensation please read our disclosure policy)


  1. April 6, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    A few years ago, I started a veggie garden, and I really loved watching it grow, and being able to eat what I grew. I got so sad after it all was gone though, and I had to replant again.

    • April 7, 2023 at 9:39 am

      Hi Alexandra yeah every year its so much fun to plant and care for it and then FINALLY be able to eat what we grew!

Leave a Comment