10 Reasons to Start a Family Garden

Growing a family garden has always been a dream of mine. As a sun-kissed girl growing up in the islands, I definitely had my choice of fresh fruits to choose from. I remember feasting from their succulent flesh, pushing the seeds into the ground, adding a little water and hoping that those seeds would eventually grow into something wonderful.

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Starting a family garden is a great investment with minimal start-up costs and tremendous rewards. Here are ten reasons that you should start a family garden of your own.

  1. It’s Affordable

  2. And then the broccoli was ready. It's harvest day!

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    Seeds cost as little as a dollar a packet. You will also need essentials like soil, garden pots and garden beds but, the great news is once you have it, you have it. Garden soil will need to be evaluated and tested after each crop but, most of the other garden essentials can last for years.

  3. Teaches Kids Responsibility

  4. A family garden is a great way to get “all hands on deck” while teaching kids responsibility. Children as young as two years can help with tasks like weeding, watering plants and selecting what crops to grow. It’s a rewarding experience all around.

  5. Burns Calories

  6. Gardening has been said to burn between 350-450 calories a hour… no treadmill or free weights required.

  7. It’s a Lesson in Science

  8. Forgot about learning about ecosystems in science books. Organic gardens have a plethora of organisms interacting all the time and it’s a marvel to watch.

  9. Grow What You Want

  10. One of the most delightful things about having a family garden is growing exactly what you want, when you want ( climate permitting of course). If you like carrots, grow some carrots! Hate arugula? Skip it and grow spinach instead. It’s your family garden, you get to pick and choose what you want to grow.

    Talk to your kids and get their thoughts on what they want to grow too. You may be surprised, they just may try it!

  11. Share What You Don’t

  12. One of the things I like about gardening is sharing our harvest with friends and neighbors. It’s quite a joy and always brings a smile to someone’s face.

  13. You Need Less Space than you Think

  14. If you are thinking about starting a family garden,don’t let space be a hindrance. Container gardening and vertical space gardening are great options for those short on space.

  15. Less Trips to the Store

  16. It's a great day in the garden today. Plum tomatoes look great and the broccoli looks like it's ready for roasting in oven.

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    Growing your own produce means less trips the grocery store which is always a good thing. In need of some spring greens for next salad? Just go out and snip some. No car ride or gas money required.

  17. It’s Just Good for You

  18. An organic family garden means more fruits and veggies, more exercise, time outdoors, family bonding and lots of smiles.

  19. Fosters Family Bonding

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    Having a family garden is not just about the food, it’s about family. Tilling, growing, toiling and reaping together with memories that will last a lifetime.

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