When debating whether or not you should grow your own, you’re probably going to weigh the pros and the cons and ask yourself a few questions. Is it really worth it? What do you get out of it?
Well. We’ll tell you.
The benefits of growing your own are really extensive. There aren’t many drawbacks to getting your own setup, planting a few things, and watching them grow. If anything, you’re getting way more out of the growing process than you even realize. Just a few of the many benefits of growing your own include:
- Your environmental footprint is smaller
- You know exactly what you’re getting
- The experience is valuable
- It’s good for your health
- It’s less expensive!
There’s some enticing things about growing your own food, herbs, medicine, and whatever else at home. It saves you trips to the store. It is meaningful and gives purpose. The benefits quite literally go on and on and on. But these five specifically come to mind when explaining to individuals who want to grow at home, why they should grow at home. The first three specifically go together well. Minimizing your footprint, knowing exactly where what you are eating comes from, AND getting a fulfilling purpose to your daily life? All exceptional reasons to move your grow inside.
When you know where your food comes from, it is also much healthier. Growing fruits and veggies, all by yourself, inside your home is quite the experience. You can get on track to some of your diet and health goals, simply by moving your grow inside!
However, if that last bullet point is the one that caught your eye, you’re not alone. The process of growing your own is actually extremely financially beneficial. And in a time when it seems like we’re all penny pinching, this is obviously an attractive bonus.
If you’re still not sold on whether or not you want to invest in growing your own, here are some financial benefits that might change your mind.
The best financial benefit of growing your own is the fact that you’ll save money. No matter what you’re growing, it’s cheaper to grow than it is to buy. Yes, you’ll have to spend money on equipment initially but the payout is much better in the long run.
Food, herbs, cannabis, and other things you can grow at home are actually greatly over priced when you buy elsewhere. You get a lot more when you grow them yourself and it’s much cheaper to produce.
You can actually sell the things you grow and make a lot of money. Since you’re already growing a lot, you’ll probably end up with more than you really need. That means you’ll be able to sell some of what you grow and that money can all be pocketed or reinvested in expanding your garden.
You could also sell what you grow at your local farmer’s market. Trends are moving more and more towards buying local and buying organic. Guess what, by growing your own and selling it, you check both of those off!
Because you’re saving money already, why not use that money to expand your garden and purchase more equipment that’ll produce even more plants? This way, you’ll have even more to sell and the income will just keep increasing.
It’s like a cycle. The more you save, the more you can grow, the more you can sell, the more money you’ll end up with.
Growing your own is a very satisfying process. You learn a lot and you feel accomplished with it. For this reason, you’ll tend to be more relaxed and content with life. And that means if you’re someone who tends to go shopping or spend money on ways to relax, you’ll benefit by growing your own because you won’t feel the need to do those things as much.
This might not be as obvious of a financial benefit, but it’s still a way you’ll save.
Deciding whether or not to grow your own is a big decision. The investment you’ll make upfront might be intimidating, but the payout over time is far more beneficial.
Make the decision to invest today. Smooth Home Growing is here to get you growing on your own at home!