Cultivating a vegetable (or herb!) garden is great on many levels. It’s cost effective, you’re eating something you’ve grown yourself, and it’s a great way to reconnect with nature. Plus, you’ll feel pretty chuffed when you pull that first perfect (or wonky) carrot out of the ground, or pluck a perfect sprig of mint from a pot.
And you don’t need to have a massive backyard to get involved – a container on a balcony, pots along the windowsill, even a few carefully-placed hanging baskets are all you need to grow fresh herbs and vegetables at home.
While the main benefit of home-grown produce is the convenience of herbs and veggies literally at your fingertips, there are a few other advantages worth noting.