In far away past every house had its own vegetable garden. Vegetable production has been common for all the family. Home grown vegetables were always at hand and chances of buying them were limited. With the development of modern cities the way of life has changed. Modern apartment buildings do not have enough space for vegetable gardens. Space in the cities is too expensive to use it for gardens. As the need for vegetables has grown, industrial vegetables growing has been developed. Only in rural areas and small towns families still grow their own vegetables on garden. A real rustic garden, which is intended for the production of vegetables, is still an integral part of rural farms.
Home-grown vegetables have many advantages over vegetables that we buy in stores. Usually it tastes better because it is grown in a more natural way without modern industrial touches. Mainly we grow those sorts that are not suitable for mass industrial production and we can not buy them in shops. Their taste is different. Home-grown vegetables can be more friendly to the human body, since normally we use natural fertilizers and do not use chemical products. However, it should be noted that the use of chemical fertilizers, and chemicals for the control of diseases and pests can make home-grown vegetables barely eatable.
Vegetable production in the home garden is not economical if we are thinking through money. If we consider the time that we put into production, home-grown salad is more expensive than purchased on the market or in shops. But on the other hand it is also a hobby which keeps us with the touch with nature. Having vegetable garden requires some physical effort which is a unique form of recreation. The satisfaction that we have at the harvest and consumption of home grown tomatoes, lettuce, carrots and other vegetables, is priceless.