Growing your own food provides a number of advantages, such as greater freshness, less exposure to pesticides and less dependence on farmers or agricultural firms. It was something that was second nature to our ancestors and it has experienced resurgence in recent years due to the revelations of GMO crops and the potential harm they can cause.
What are Vegetable Gardens and Herbal Spirals?
A vegetable garden and herb spiral are a planted microcosm which is structured to become an ecosystem which is self-sustaining. It is a form or permaculture, which promotes the idea of gardening and living harmoniously with nature. Not only will it make your meals taste better, but it will add beauty to your existing landscape. Vegetable gardens and herb spirals are designed in such a way where they will conserve water while simultaneously attracting pollinators. They increase in height as the structure spirals into the center, which results in a structure with a cone shape. Plants which require lots of sunlight are positioned near the top, while the rocky walls on the bottom will benefit plants that thrive in shade.
Why Should You Get Vegetable Gardens and Herbal Spirals?
By growing your own vegetables and herbs you will reduce your grocery bill. To put this into perspective, the amount that you will pay for a seed package is about the same is what you’d pay for one vegetable or fruit in the typical supermarket. Sure, you will have to plant and grow it, which will take time, but over the long run the savings will be considerable.
Having a personal garden also gives you control over the crops. Many consumers today are concerned with GMO, or genetically modified food. While some experts continue to insist that these foods are harmless, other studies paint a different picture, and declining trust in food processors which has resulted from multiple recalls has caused many Americans to revert to the practice of having a family garden which was common among their forefathers. It also ensures that you have a food source during emergencies, both natural and manmade, when grocery stores might be closed. It will ensure the food that you eat is fresh, free of pesticides, and rich in vitamin D.
Gardening is also an activity that can and should be performed by the entire family. It brings everyone together, and will teach your children the importance of fending for themselves, growing their own food, and getting in touch with nature. It can also be a lot of fun.
Why Choose Fitz’s Fish Ponds for Vegetable Gardens and Herbal Spirals?
Fitz’s Fish Ponds has been helping property owners all over New Jersey beautify their landscapes for years, and we have recently expanded our portfolio of services, assisting our clients in producing thriving vegetable gardens which are pleasing to the eyes and which produce vegetables and herbs which are pleasing to the stomach. Our team will sit down with you to draft a plan and then execute to your exact specifications. Contact us today!