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5 More Reasons You Should Start a Garden

Yeah, Yeah, I am all about gardening right now!  It’s not too late to start one, my firiends! I am by no means a gardening pro, I mean I’m really quite far from being a green thumb, but my most successful garden ever was started on Memorial Day Weekend, so it is definitely not too late to get your garden started now if you haven’t already.

5 More Reasons You Should Start a Garden

 

You spend more time in nature.  

 

Oh my goodness, is it good for you to get outside!  There are so many things about being outside that are good for you, not the least of which is the benefits it has to your mental health.  Being in nature has been proven to reduce anger, fear, and stress, among many other mental health benefits. Get out in nature friends! You won’t regret it!

 

Giving back.

 

Giving back seems to be a thing in life lately and for good reason.  It’s important. It is important to give back to the earth as well. When you give back by gardening, you maintain a healthier balance in life for yourself, other people and even animals!

 

You need the vitamin D.

 

Exposure to sunlight is vital to building up vitamin D levels in your body.  Sure you can take a pill daily, but it doesn’t do nearly as well as a few minutes in the sun can do for you.  Appropriate Vitamin D levels help keep your immune system on track.

 

Freshly grown food tastes better.

 

I’m not even kidding here.  As soon as you get the opportunity to enjoy freshly grown food, you will notice a difference in the taste.  It is just so much better. Experienced gardeners: Have you noticed a difference?

 

No questions about where your food came from.

 

I spend a lot of time washing produce that I buy at the store.  My son has some pretty major allergies and because of these allergies, he has to be very careful to not ingest anything that isn’t natural such as pesticides and preservatives (he will break out into massive hives).  When I grow my own vegetables, I know what went into growing them, I know that I haven’t sprayed them with anything unnatural. It’s a relief just being able to grab a piece of produce and eat it without the worry.

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