Often our only choice is produce that has already been in cold storage for weeks or months, traveled across the country or been
imported from overseas. Many types of grocery produce are picked when unripe, with synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides used in their growing. However we do have a choice.
Grow your own vegetables and you will always know what you are feeding your family. The produce you pick is packed full of nutrients because you have picked it at its prime. The only travel you need to worry about is a few feet to your kitchen counter.
Reduce waste, as you only pick what you need right then.
Save water, typical shop bought produce uses up to five times the amount of water to produce vegetables, compared with growing the same amount of your own.
Improve the choices, flavors, cost and nutritional value of the food you eat.
Sources: Suburban Farmer