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10 Good Reasons to Garden!
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1. Gardening is delicious. Homegrown produce, especially juicy tomatoes and fresh basil, are usually tastier than when store-bought.

2. Gardening is good exercise. Pulling weeds, digging holes and hauling dirt burns calories comparable to brisk walking.

3. Gardening is good for children. They can learn the science of seeds and plants. They are also motivated to eat healthier foods.

4. Gardening relieves stress. The emotional benefits of gardening are so well known that horticulture therapy has sprung up: horticulture therapists prescribe gardening to help people sleep better, reduce anxiety and boost mood levels.

5. Gardening helps you prepare for potential food shortages. During these days of extreme economic uncertainty and worldwide crop shortages, planting your own food supply could be important to your family's well being.

6. Gardening is easier than you think. Gardening can be overwhelming at first, but once you go up the learning curve, it becomes much easier.

7. Gardening makes it easy to eat organic. By avoiding pesticides and chemical fertilizers, it is simple to grow organic food.

8. Gardening makes it easy to eat locally. Harvesting sweet bell peppers from your backyard uses no fuel to transport the finished product to your kitchen.

9. Gardening may be cheaper than store-bought. After some initial investment in tools, seeds and soil amendments, the cost of home-grown produce is often cheaper than store bought. .

10. Gardening has withstood the test of time. For its history mankind has depended on gardening to sustain itself; It still remains a valuable and healthy family activity.

 
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