There are lots of reasons to start a vegetable garden. On a very cold winter's Day as I was watching the strong winds blowing the debris around the yard, my thoughts turned to gardening. This is called "Gardner's" Logic. I thought of the coming Spring and started to ponder and plan the Vegetable Garden. There is so much enjoyment in gardening as well as the bonus of eating deliciously healthy food, preserving and sharing. Here are many ideas why NOW just may be the year & time for you to start a vegetable gardening:
Many people I speak to about vegetable gardening feel there is a large amount of work involved. The best plan I have found is to start one small step at a time. Rest assured - a vegetable garden, is always a work in progress but the benefits make it worthwhile. Here are a few reasons to grow your own food and another reason from Jamie Oliver:
"I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement
to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again
and empower people everywhere to fight obesity"
Starting a garden and growing your own food is a never-ending subject. There are always new plants to grow, fruit plants or trees to try, garden beds to re-arrange. Take time to sit and "smell the roses", watch the birds and have a cuppa ...
There are many unseen benefits to gardening such as : improved health, exercise, relaxation, being outside, fresh air, appreciating your surroundings, birds or animal wildlife near your home. A major benefit is preserving and sharing your food with others. This could be the year to start a vegetable garden and here's a brief "how to" begin your veggie garden this year.
“The shorter the chain between raw food and fork,
the fresher it is
and the more transparent the system is.”
~ Joel Salatin
Links & References :
- How to Grow Your Own Superfoods (2019 CAP)
- Strawberries are Good for Your Health (2018 CAP)
- 8 Reasons to buy a Greenhouse for the Vegetable Garden (2017 CAP)
- Promising Health Benefits of the Strawberry - US National Library of Medicine
- The Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen Pesticide Residual List 2018 - EWG
- Ideas to reduce your home gardening financial costs (CAP 2011)
- How to make raised beds for your home garden (2013 CAP)
... and here is one more of the many reasons to grow strawberries - to make a Pavlova! Enjoy! ~ Liz