Friday, May 9, 2014

Why do we garden?

Gardening is an activity that is more and more common nowadays in our society, but why do more and more people prefer to make the effort and grow their own vegetables and fruits than buying them in Wal-Mart or Kroger where we just have to pay for it take them home and eat them. I think there are many reasons why someone will prefer to have their own garden than eating the food from the big supermarkets.

First of all, I think that there is big difference in the quality of the food we grow in our garden from the food that we buy in the store. For example, if you ever have picked a tomato from the plant yourself and washed and ate it, you know what I’m talking about; the difference of that tomato with the tomato that you can purchase at Wal-Mart is huge. The tomato that you directly pick from the plant and eat may not have a perfect tomato form, but it is fresh, natural and it taste like a tomato while the Tomato from Wal-Mart beside having a perfect form may not have any real taste at all, in my opinion they look more like fake tomatoes than real.

The second reason that I think is making more and more people grow their own vegetables is that they are probably much healthier than the vegetables that we purchase at the market. Nowadays we don’t even know how many different products, which many of them are toxic, that these vegetables have been exposed to until they get to the market where we can purchase them, and even many of them have been genetically modified. Thus more people may trust their own food that they have grown.

Other reasons that I think is making more people have their own garden are: gardening is a nice hobby to do on our leisure time, it takes time and work, but at the end is satisfactory; it make us stay in contact with nature;  is peaceful, relaxing and make us disconnect from our daily tasks.

These are some reason why I think that nowadays more and more people are starting to have a garden, if you think that there are other reasons why more people are starting to garden you can leave a comment and contribute to my post. I think that gardening is a nice hobby with many benefits, it helps us to stay in contact with the nature and it remind us that the food does not come from Wal-Mart or Kroger.

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