Gardening is a wonderful hobby. Some people focus only on growing flowers and plants, while others grow vegetables. Some gardeners are so motivated and enjoy gardening so much that they grow everything, from flowers to vegetables.Back in the old days, people had to live off whatever food they grew in their garden. These people were usually very conservative with the way they handled their gardening. They would harvest their food at the same time, in the fall of each year. After harvesting, they would can lots of vegetables like: Green beans, corn, tomatoes and many other vegetables. This was what they would eat during the winter, and even into the next gardening season. This was a way of life for people at this time.Even though the people back then were poor and were forced to grow their own food, they were healthier. They lived longer than people do now, and their quality of life was also better. Another thing that was better back then was the soil content. The soil was a whole lot richer in vitamins and nutrients than it is currently.Store-bought fruits and vegetables are so unhealthy, with all pesticides that were used while growing it. They may look and taste the same, but they aren't the same. And the nutrient-depleted soil doesn't make things better, only worse.Many people these days choose to grow flower gardens instead of vegetables. Even thought the soil contains a lot less nutrients, it is still more beneficial to eat home grown tomatoes and other vegetables, than store-bought, unless you specifically buy organic vegetables. But by growing your own, you can decide exactly how you want to grow it, what you want to use as a pesticide (natural organic is best) and what you want to grow.Many people say that one has to have a green thumb to be able to grow and maintain a garden, whether it is flowers, vegetables, or both. This is not necessarily true. If you are really motivated and determined to grow a healthy garden, then it can be done. You just have to make sure that you have healthy seeds and bulbs to start with, and a little research on the specific type or gardening that you choose couldn't hurt.