There are many benefits associated with vegetable gardening that we do not normally think of. The eating of fresh fruits and vegetables has many health benefits associated with it, not to mention other positive aspects.
Organic gardening has in the past been done on a small scale compared to commercial produce gardens that provide a great deal of the foods we eat each and every day.
I can remember when I was a young boy we used to have a big vegetable garden that we would work in from spring all the way to the beginning or ending of fall. Depending on what we had planted. For example, I used to plant watermelons and the plants would live all the way until mid November or so.
This was typical of the Texas weather in the area where we lived. We could usually start our gardens in March and go all the way to November. In that 8 months time we could have all sorts of vegetables and fruits. We had such a large garden that it would provide food for us the whole year round.