Do you know where your food comes from?by Julie Kingston on 04/27/12
Knowing where your food comes from is so important these days. In a world economy and fast transportation, the produce we buy at our favorite grocery store can come from just about anywhere. Considering other countries do not have the same regulations as the US, makes our food supply even more questionable. What types of contaminates are in the soil of a country clouded by toxic air pollution?
Our food travels an average of 1,500 miles before it reaches our home. What happens to that produce along the way? Is it kept at the correct temperature consistently so toxic pathogens will not grow? Are preservatives added for a longer shelf life? How much more do we pay for our food because of the travel expense? How much flavor is lost because the produce was picked early?
All of these worrisome questions can be alleviated by growing your own food right at home. Not only will you cut your grocery bill down, you will feel safe feeding your family food you know is safe to eat. Not to mention the fact that the food will taste so much better. No more bland or mealy tomatoes, but tomatoes that are full of flavor.
Planting your garden is easy when you plant in an Elevated Garden Planter Box. You can garden just about anywhere. Growing your food in an Elevated Planter saves you time, money, and water. You no longer have to buy expensive garden equipment to till your garden beds. Since planting at waist level, you no longer have to spend your time hunched over a garden bed, sowing, weeding (if there are any weeds) and harvesting are right at a very comfortable height.
If you live in any area that has water restrictions our Elevated Garden Planter Box is the right choice for you. The deep 14" bed holds in moisture, especially if you use a moisture control soil and peat moss mulch. Watering the planter is very easy, yet if you water it too much or get too much rain the excess water will drain out of the box so your plants will not succumb to root rot.
Feed your family the healthy choice, produce grown at home no matter where that home is, in an apartment, mobile home park, condo or townhome.