We have no idea of the long term side effects of fertilizers used. Much large scale farming is carried out without much thought for cleanliness, with the dollar being the only point of interest for the owners. Have their been any studies done on the long term effect of chemical fertilisers in the human body? You are doing the testing now. You and you children. Think the government has been checking the vegetables to make sure they are OK for you? Wake up.
Large agricultural operations are continuing to use in the most part chemical weed and pest killers in the food growing chain. Many of the chemicals used here have an unknown effect on humans. Again, no long term testing has been done apart from you and I here and now.
The satisfaction of growing your own food cannot be over stated. Once you break that bond with the supermarket or grocer by actually harvesting so much food you can cut down on the shopping a bit you know you are on the way to some serious happiness.
You don’t have to go to the shop to get your food as it is already at your home! How about that. This cuts down on your time and transportation! Just stroll over to your hydroponic growing systems and see if there is anything ready to pick! What could be better than that? A constant stream of fresh strawberries coming from the closet!
5. Peace of mind.
Knowing that you can feed your family when other alternatives may suddenly become unavailable is a great thing. Remember that most supermarkets in the world are heavily dependent on oil to deliver the products to you. In the absence of oil, which is going to happen at some stage, we’re going to need to learn other ways of feeding ourselves.