You would also reduce the amount of carbon drastically for every crop you plant in your backyard because the plants take up the carbons in the atmosphere.
Carbon reduction, as well as saving fuel, are the major reasons why you should have a garden in your backyard at home. But there are other reasons, they are;
1. Community Building
In this new age of technological advancement, most people are either glued to their phones, televisions, laptops, etc., inside their houses. This makes it hard to interact with your neighbors because you hardly come out.
Gardening would change that, because the more time you spend outside caring for your gardens, you get to see most of your neighbors and interact with them. Also the more you plant, the more you can share with the people in your neighborhood or community. Sharing always bring people together.
2. Improved health
Doctors advise that you eat more of vegetables and fruits to live a healthy life. One way to get steady and easy fruits and vegetable is to grow them in your garden, and they would also be fresh.
3. Educate the younger generations on healthy living
The younger generations (the kids) need to be taught the need to eat healthily. As parents or people who have kids looking up to you, it is important to grow a garden so the kids can learn healthy habits from people they admire and stick to it. They would be excited to plants things, watch them grow and elated to eat something they planted themselves.
4. Saves money
Imagine using only 5% of the money you spend on tomatoes in a year to buy a packet of tomato seed that can least you for a season. You do not only get to save the money for gas you use to go to the store whenever you need tomatoes. But also save 95% of the money for tomatoes and other vegetables. To top it all, you get a fresh supply anytime you need it.
5. Save bees
Bees and other pollinating insects are very important to our economy and environment. Due to colony collapse disorder, they are in danger.
The best way to help them is to grow a garden. So they can survive and also improve the value of your crops.