Growing Your Own Makes Sense As Food Costs Rise
Growing your own fruit and vegetables can help to minimise the impact of rising food prices that most families now face. British Retail Consortium says that the increases are likely to continue.
GardenNews.biz - May 30,2011 - Nottingham, United Kingdom, May 26th 2011 - The government has announced figures that show food prices rose by 4.7% in April of this year which signifies another month where the cost of living, and specifically the cost of eating, has grown almost out of control. During the main months of the recession, retailers' offers meant that the cost of living for many people actually worked at lower than current rates.
A rise in oil prices, a similar rise in grain prices, and a lack of consumer confidence means that food prices are soaring. March saw a 4% increase in prices while April was even worse with that 4.7% gain. These increases make it harder for people to eat healthily and to manage a full, balanced diet.
One option is to grow your own fruit and vegetables. This costs very little when compared to buying from the shops and even two or three window boxes or a small vegetable patch in the garden means that you can grow your own potatoes, tomatoes, and various other healthy and natural fresh foods while avoiding the inflationary rises that are being experienced in the supermarkets.
There are plenty of fruit and vegetable seeds that you can plant now as your over winter crop and this means that you could have a fresh batch of purple sprouting broccoli, and salad items like radishes, and lettuces too, not to mention the family favourite of carrots. One of the great things about growing your own vegetable seeds is that it doesn't cost a lot of money and anybody can do it regardless of their experience level.
SimplySeed.co.uk is an online seed retailer website. They have chosen some of the best varieties of seeds so that you can enjoy better growing and improved crops from your fruit, vegetable, and salad seeds. You can also find information on seeding, germination, and when your crop will be ready.