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7 Simple Reasons to Have a Vegetable Garden

For me, getting back to basics includes having a vegetable garden. For over twenty years I have had a small backyard garden in south central Pennsylvania.  I enjoy getting my hands dirty and growing things I can consume.  It also makes me feel a little closer to my Dad who used to garden when I was growing up.  Our gardens differ in the fact that I have raised beds and he didn’t.  He also had fruit trees (pears, apples, peaches) and I have fruit bushes (raspberries and blueberries.)  I wish I would’ve paid closer attention to what he tried to teach me back then, but I did glean the following seven reasons to plant a garden from him.

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