There are plenty of great reasons to grow a food garden: warm, sunny days of digging in the dirt, the satisfaction that comes from seeing your crops thrive, the taste of a homegrown tomato.
We recently polled our readers to find out their primary reason for gardening, and it turns out that self-sufficiency reigns. Not far behind was the reason that gardening simply brings joy to people’s lives. Cheers to that! Here are the full results of our survey:
What’s your primary reason for gardening?
To achieve greater self-sufficiency 395 (47.76%)
Simply for the joy it brings 271 (32.77%)
To be more environmentally sustainable 77 (9.31%)
To save money 66 (7.98%)
The community or family aspect 13 (1.57%)
To sell at market 5 (0.6%)
We’d love to hear more about your gardening philosophy and the main reasons you grow food. Please post a comment below. And happy gardening, everyone!