Our customizable steel buildings are versatile enough to be used for almost anything, and can help make planting a backyard vegetable garden easy and fun. Plus, there are so many reasons to start a vegetable garden at your home.
Backyard Vegetable Gardens
For starters, having fresh vegetables just outside your door will make it easy and convenient to make healthy meals for your family while saving money at the grocery store. A backyard garden also gives your family a common interest and hobby that can help strengthen relationships. Gardens also increase property value and are a great way to spend time outside, enjoying nature. While preparing land and building a garden may be a difficult and lengthy task, a vegetable garden is a worthwhile investment that will grow with your family.
Saving money is also a great reason to start your own backyard vegetable garden. Fresh produce at the grocery store can be expensive and may even sell out based on the season. By keeping your own vegetable garden, you can grow your own in-season produce at home and skip the disappointment at the grocery store.
International Changes Felt at Home
Recent changes in Washington may even prompt some to start cultivating their own crops at home. Since the start of his campaign, President Trump has promised comprehensive immigration and trade reform. These two things could lead to lots of changes in the agriculture industry in the United States.
For starters, lots of the produce that finds its way onto supermarket shelves all over America is picked by immigrant hands. Often, these workers are illegal migrants who travel from job to job, working until they find a new place to put down roots and call home. While some may despise their presence in our country, they provide cheap labor to farms all over the nation. Without them, the prices of fruits and vegetables would likely soar as labor costs skyrocket for farmers. Illegal workers would have to be replaced with lawful residents demanding more pay than the meager sums asked by those they would replace.
In addition to an increase in prices due to labor costs, there is a possibility of a decrease in demand due to the renegotiation of NAFTA and Trump’s threat to build a wall on the southern border and force Mexico to pay for it. As a result, the Mexican government has decided to take retaliatory economic measures. Lawmakers have introduced a bill in Mexico to begin buying corn from countries like Brazil and Argentina, rather than the United States. Mexico is the largest buyer of American corn in the world, and any action which diminishes or eliminates this trade could be incredibly harmful for American farmers. While corn may be the first crop to fall in demand, many more could follow and spell disaster for agriculture in the United States.
While there are a number of reasons to begin growing your own fruits and vegetables, there is really no denying the benefits that it brings. From a healthier diet to a healthier family, a backyard vegetable garden and one of our steel buildings could be the perfect addition to your home or property. Invest in one of our customizable steel buildings today and make yard work and gardening easy and fun.
Steel Buildings From Elephant
Our steel buildings protect your vehicle from the elements, store all of your tools and supplies, and keep all of your equipment safe, secure, and organized. Check out our online build tool to create your own steel building and see pricing estimates for your area. For more information about steel buildings and to schedule an on-site consultation, call one of our expert representatives today!