Published on 01 March 2021
With the cooler weather conditions about to set in, autumn is a great time of year to start your own vegetable garden.
Vegetable gardening provides a range of benefits, including outdoor exercise, plus the opportunity to enjoy nutrient-dense, great-tasting vegetables picked straight from your garden. And in there's difficult times, it's one less item you need to grab at the supermarket when you're trying to go less often and for less time.
Home-grown vegetables can also be produced with fewer chemicals than commercial crops and you’ll enjoy cooking them all the more because you grew them.
You don’t need a large backyard to grow vegetables. Pots or raised beds can produce a surprising quantity of vegetables.
Involving your children in gardening may even entice them to eat a vegetable or two.