Six Reasons You Should Grow a Vegetable Garden Next Year

If you're reading the Till and Trowel blog, you probably already grow vegetables (and maybe also fruit and some herbs, too).  

But if you are not a vegetable gardener yet, here's my list of six reasons to grow your own vegetables next year.

Nutrition

Homegrown vegetables are nutritionally superior to grocery store vegetables that have been shipped in from far away. The degree which they are better is somewhat up for debate: some...

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What Makes Gardening Fun?

Maybe "fun" isn't the right word... maybe it should be something like...

  • rewarding
  • enjoyable
  • fulfilling
  • satisfying

There are even people around who would be offended that I'm treating gardening so lightly. To some people, it's a deep passion. To others it's a matter of survival. 

I'm not meaning to pit gardeners against one another! I want to explore the 'why' of gardening for those of us for whom it is a hobby, a pastime, or a...

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Caring for the Gardener - You

Gardening is no fun if it causes you pain, discomfort, or frustration. Most of us are hobby gardeners, and what's the point of a hobby if you don't enjoy it? 

To do the work of the garden, you must have some physical fitness. It's not as rigorous as a workout in the gym, of course, but you need some basic physical prowess to do what needs to be done! This includes strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, balance, and...

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