Raising a vegetable gardens offers many health benefits. There are obviously loads of fresh veggies and nutritious greens to add extra nutrition to the table, but the benefits of keeping a garden go way beyond produce. Here are some obvious (and not so obvious) reasons why a home vegetable garden beats even the farmers market when it comes to your health and well-being.
A well maintained vegetable plot will require lots of physical work, exactly what the doctor ordered. (matt Mattus)
We often underestimate the physical benefits keeping a garden can offer. (Matt Mattus)
A pod of fresh peas taste like no other vegetable when eaten raw, ideally, picked right off of the vine. (Matt Mattus)
Colorful heirloom varieties of vegetables are high in antioxidants and more flavorful then store-bought varieties. (Matt Mattus)
When the novelty of abundance wears off, share it. (Matt Mattus)