There are many lesser-known benefits in home gardening which add up to make "growing your own" a fruitful, productive hobby. Sink your teeth into a steaming hot ear of sweet corn, plucked from its stalk only minutes earlier… Savor hot buttered squash picked from its vine less than one hour before…. Taste the full-bodied flavor of a vine-ripened tomato…. Impossible in our Supermarket Age, you say? Not at all. In fact, these rewards are commonplace for a small, yet ardently successful group of people known as home gardeners. Now before you throw up your hands and say "not for me," read a little further. It does not require a college degree in horticulture or an impossible number of back-breaking hours to enjoy the benefits of a home vegetable garden. The amount of work required is reimbursed by a fruitful harvest – plus additional hidden payoffs you may have never realized before.
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