The food that you eat, the clothes that you wear, and the information you get is controlled by corporations.
You’re forced to eat vegetables and fruits laced with chemicals you don’t know about. You’re forced to eat food that the corporations want you to eat. And you’re forced to suffer in silence.
But there is a way out.
A way to free yourself from the corporate control. A way to live life on your own terms. A way to declare to the world that you’re the master of your life.
Planting your own vegetable garden and growing your own food is what you need.
You will have the freedom to choose
It’s great to have freedom of choice.
The vegetables that you buy from local stores are decided by the corporations that grow them. And they grow them to make money.
This means you get to eat a limited variety of vegetables that are easy to grow, transport long distances, and have a long shelf life. So you get to eat vegetables that the corporations want you to eat rather than what you want to eat.
These vegetables come with a price. They are made more durable at the cost of reduced taste and nutrition. Vegetables have the most taste and nutrition when they are harvested. The longer you keep them on the shelf the more they lose out on these attributes.
That’s where growing your own vegetables can help you.
You can choose to grow rare-to-find vegetable varieties from organic, heirloom, open-pollinated seeds. And you can eat the vegetables as soon as you harvest them from your garden.
This means you can grow vegetables that give you the most taste and nutrition you can possibly get.
You will help protect the environment
Become the champion that protects nature.
Humans are polluting the air, water, and soil with commercial farming. The chemicals used as part of pesticides and insecticides cause more harm than good.
They may kill pests but also kill beneficial insects like ladybugs, lacewings, bees, and earthworms in your garden. They pollute the soil and reach into the water table and cause harm to the animals, birds, and fishes. And many of these chemicals are harmful to human beings as well.
Corporations are more about making money than worrying about the environment and your health. But that’s where planting your own vegetable garden can turn the tide.
With organic gardening, you can ensure there are no harmful chemicals used in your garden. You know exactly what you put into your soil and you can use organic methods like neem oil, attracting beneficial insects and birds, and companion planting to get rid of pests.
Commercially grown vegetables have to be transported over long distances to reach a store near you. Imagine the amount of fuel that is burnt just for doing that.
When you grow your own vegetable garden you do your part in saving fuel and reducing your carbon footprint. You don’t need to drive to the grocery store as often and help reduce fuel consumption as well.
Creating your own garden means you create an ecosystem that invites plants, birds, insects, and animals to live and prosper together. And that’s the best thing you can do for the environment.
You will become self-sufficient
Self-sufficiency is the key to survive.
The cost of food keeps rising every year. Maybe it is because of a shortage of water, maybe it’s some disease, or maybe it’s the rising cost of fuel.
But when you grow your own food you come out of this corporate money trap. You can grow any vegetable you prefer and don’t have to worry about spending a ton of money buying them from the store.
The vegetables that you grow will feed you and your family for the entire year. You may end up growing a lot of vegetables that you need to share with friends, family, neighbors, and those in need.
You will live a healthy life
Health is wealth.
But in today’s world, we don’t pay attention to our health. We are too busy running around taking care of our jobs and our families.
That’s where a vegetable garden can come in handy. Working with plants in nature is going to help you get some exercise. You will need to do things like prepare the soil, sow the seeds, tend to the plants, prune them, and harvest the vegetables when they are ready.
All of this can be hard work and you can end up working up a good sweat. The best thing is you will enjoy gardening as it becomes a part of your life.
Gardening will also help you develop a hobby and take away the stress you may face in your day to day life.
When you buy vegetables at the store you end up throwing a lot of them in the garbage. That’s because those vegetables can taste pretty bad.
When you grow your own vegetables, you will be able to enjoy tasty and nutritious produce the moment you harvest them from the plants. And since you’ve put in the time and effort to take care of your garden you won’t have the heart to waste any of those.
This will help you eat more vegetables which is a good thing as vegetables help lower the risk of diseases like heart disease, stroke, and even some forms of cancer.
You will build a community
Somehow we lost it.
We used to have farms growing fruits and vegetables where people would help each other out. There was a sense of community and the harvest would be shared with each other.
Then came the age of mass-producing food by corporations. This made it easy to grow food and distribute it to people. But at the cost of losing out the community spirit.
Planting your own vegetable garden can help you bring back that community building. You can encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to work with you in the garden. This will help all of you spend more time with each other.
Your kids will love growing their own vegetables in the garden. This will help them understand the importance of how food is grown and become self-sufficient. They will also enjoy eating those vegetables and become healthier while being able to spend more time with their family.
You could even consider building a community garden where people from the neighborhood can work in the garden. Once the harvest is ready it can be shared among all the members of the community.
When you grow your own vegetables you are sure to have a surplus that you can share with your family, friends, and neighbors. You can even give away the vegetables to people in need such as at local soup kitchens.
Start planning your vegetable garden
It’s time to free yourself.
No longer do you need to limit the choice of vegetables you eat. No longer do you have to accept pesticides in your food. And no longer do you need to depend on money-hungry corporations for your food.
Start planning your vegetable garden and live life on your own terms.
You have the choice.
Here are some of my favorite container gardening tools
Thank you for reading this post. I hope it helps you with your gardening needs. I’ve listed some tools below that can help you with container gardening. These are affiliate links so I’ll earn a commission if you use them.
Gardening Gloves – I find the Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Gardening Gloves really good for both men and women. It’s made from bamboo so helps absorb perspiration. They are also comfortable and fit very well.
Containers – You know picking the right container is crucial for your container gardening. I’ve written a detailed post on the best containers you can choose from. If you’re happy with a plastic container, you can check out the Bloem Saturn Planter.
Watering Can – This is a must-have tool when you’re growing plants in pots or grow bags. It helps to water the potting soil without splashing on the foliage. The Kensington Watering Can is stylish, strong, and can provide precision when watering potted plants.
Trowel – Garden Guru Trowel is my favorite because it’s durable and comfortable to use. My gardening friends really love having a trowel because they use it for digging soil, mixing fertilizer, moving seeds, leveling out the soil, mixing compost or mulch, and also dividing tubers
Bypass Pruner – I really like the Corona Bypass Pruner because it’s durable and gives a clean cut that helps plants recover faster. If you’re looking for something cheap, get the Fiskars Bypass Pruner that is really good as well.
To see an extensive list of the best container gardening tools gardeners recommend, check out this resource that I made for you.