by Eva Martinez
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)
Watching ‘Little House on the Prairie’ gave us a real sense of what life used to be like a long time ago when there was no grocery store to stop in at on your way home from work in the evening.
We would see Charles breaking the soil with a plow and his team of horses and almost fall asleep while eating his dinner at the table after the sun had set.
In those days working hard to produce their food was a necessity. If they didn’t work hard enough to produce their own garden they may not have had enough food to get them through for the winter.
Over the years, as times changed, it has become possible for grocery stores to offer foods to consumers for less money than what it would cost to grow it themselves.
Because of that most people do not have to grow their own garden for food because of the more affordable prices.
There are some though that find that growing a garden is still necessary for their own personal reasons as well as being great fun.
Growing a garden may be a way of. If you grow up producing a garden every year you soon learn all the tips and tricks that you can pass down to your children.
Raising a garden for your main source of food requires a lot of work and some expense involved as well.
In the end you can enjoy everything from your garden all year long by preserving them.
When you harvest your food you can save seeds from your vegetables so you can use them next year to plant with.
This will save you money in the long run because purchasing seeds and plants can be a big expense!