I started gardening about ten years ago, when I noticed that my backyard had space that would be perfect for planting a small herb garden. Well, that small plot soon grew into a very large garden area…
By adding many vegetables and herbs and even fruit trees, over the years I was able to bring a wide selection of natural foods into my home. Knowing that I am growing organic greens and feeding my family and friends healthy foods–directly from farm to table–gives me a peace of mind because I know exactly where these fruits, vegetables, and herbs came from. Because I also have my own compost, it’s also environmentally conscious. So not only am I keeping a healthier lifestyle for myself and my family, but we are doing our part to help the environment, too.
Some of my favorite plants that I grow in my garden are mint, for homemade tea; cilantro, which tastes refreshing in spicier dishes; and spinach, which is full of vitamins and minerals–perfect for a protein shake.
It’s proven that gardening is good for your health
and soul – besides helping you stay mindful of what you are putting into your body, it boosts your mood! Starting a garden is something that I began doing ten years ago in a small backyard plot and grew into a sustainable living – a lifestyle that I will continue for many more years to come!