Sunday, March 20, 2011

Springtime is Garden Time!

  Garden, garden... who has a garden? I hope you answered, "I do! I do!" When you plant your own garden, you reap so many benefits- physical, mental, and spiritual. Seriously.
  Do you know what was used to fertilize your produce? What pesticides were used? Did that farmer rotate the crops to get maximum nutritional value? Is it local? Grow it yourself, and you would know the exact answers to these questions. Using organic supplies and rotating where you grow your produce gives the soil a chance to replenish needed nutrients to give that produce the maximum available nutrition to pass on to you. Your body will thank you for it.
  Feeling stressed? Go weed! Dig! Plant! By being productive while using physical excursion not only gives a sense of accomplishment, but is a great DE-stressor. You will feel more relaxed and mentally able to cope. Being in the sunshine also has a factor in this too. Soak in the Vitamin-D and be happy!
   Getting in touch with nature (in whatever form you take it) is a spiritual experience. You are connecting with what God has created for you and working with the most primitive and intimate form of life. You have faith that the seeds you have planted will grow and be fruitful. You have faith that the fruit will be good. You have to trust that the weather will cooperate and there will not be an infestation of destructive pests. These are all spiritual experiences.
  So whether you have an in ground, planter box, or any garden in between, just make sure you get something going. Your body, mind, and pocket-book will thank you!


  1. I love this post! I'm the worst gardener ever LOL! But it's a lot of fun picking what did get to grow and eating it!

  2. We are excited we are doing a garden share with my folks this year. It is great if you live in an apartment. you find family or friends with space and you pitch in and help with the prep, planting and harvest. Great way to bond and you can get more variety if more people help