Having the ability to grow your individual fruits and vegetables has to be one of the most satisfying experiences of gardening. Not only do you save money, but you will feed your family with safe and healthy food. There is genuine satisfaction in seeing food you have nurtured in your own garden ending up in your kitchen and there are so many ways you can use the fruit and vegetables you have grown. In the next few paragraphs we will consider some of the options available to you in terms of the type of food and drink you can prepare for yourself.
There are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables you could grow in your garden. You have the option of cultivating fruits that you can pick from trees like plums or from bushes like blackberries. Should you want to, you are able to cultivate fruits that grow close to the ground like strawberries. The first and most obvious way to consume the fruits you have grown is as they are and in doing so you will in all probability notice the difference in taste compared to the fruit you buy in the shops. You can even take the fruit you have grown and make them into smoothies or juices.
There are lots of ways you can consume fruit and this can include crumbles and pies. You could effortlessly fill your freezer full of scrumptious fruit if you do a good job of growing them. You should create homemade jams and jellies that you can hand out as gifts to friends and families.
For the vegetables you grow, with so many recipes available, how you prepare them is only limited to your ability. You’ll find nothing is more distinctive than the smell and taste of freshly picked vegetables from your own garden. If you have more than you need, you can easily store the veg in your freezer. If your children do not like vegetables very much, you can make soup from the vegetables so they can eat them. You also have the option of preparing healthy vegetable juice or even blend them with your fruit to make a delicious and nutritious drink.
If you grow your own fruit and vegetables, your household will benefit from the various ways you can eat fresh food that has been produced from your garden.