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GROWING VEGETABLES AT HOME ▲

WHY GROW VEGETABLES AT HOME

You may want to grow vegetables at home for many reasons. Some people raise vegetables for the exercise and personal enjoyment they get from gardening. Other gardeners grow vegetables because they are especially particular about the freshness, flavor and texture of the vegetables they eat. Still others are concerned about the variety and amount of vegetables needed for balanced nutrition. Some people even have vegetable gardens because they want their family to have fresh vegetables and regular shopping is expensive or inconvenient.

Despite the many reasons people garden, we can not evaluate in monetary terms how much gardening contributes to our health and well-being. Surely, we reduce our overall cost of living by avoiding the expense and misery of poor health and sickness due to poor nutrition and inadequate exercise.

Thus, gardening can add to our lives in many ways—it's more than just fresh food on the table.

For more information about gardening, preparing vegetables, the nutritional value of vegetables, and freezing, canning and storing vegetables at home, check the reference list at the end of this booklet for publications available at your county Extension office.

WHERE TO GROW VEGETABLES

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