Posted by Wenona Napolitano on Apr.26, 2011
In life, as in a garden, you reap what you sow.
~Nancilee Wydra- Feng Shui in the Garden
Nothing makes me feel better than being outside on a warm, sunny day working in my garden. I relax and have time to think. The stress melts away as I pull weeds and dig my hands into the soil. I feel a great sense of accomplishment when the flowers bloom and the fruits and vegetables bear fruit.
When harvest time comes I enjoy sharing my bounty with friends and family.
Gardening is a wonderful way to relax, enjoy nature, live green and save money. Growing your own fruit or vegetables can dramatically slash your grocery bill.
Just a few plants can keep you stocked for months.
You can save a lot of money with minimal effort by growing your own produce.
Seed packets are cheap usually ranging from $.25 to $2.00 depending on the seeds. A small area in your yard is free while a few containers and some dirt are not costly. You can also buy small plants from a local nursery. A 4 or 6 pack of tomato plants averages $3.00 and 4 or 6 plants can produce a large amount of tomatoes.
Basically it involves digging a hole, sticking in some seeds or a plant and keeping it weed free and watered. Small effort, big rewards. You’ll really see the rewards when harvest time comes and you have loads of fresh fruit and vegetables.
If you have children gardening is great way to spend time with them and get them outside. They’ll love watching the plants flourish and they will be more likely to eat the foods that they helped grow.
Once you really get into gardening you’ll want to learn more. Easy ways are to go to free gardening classes, join a gardening club, or check out books and videos from your local library
Tomatoes and peppers are relatively easy to grow and can also be grown in containers.
Article By: Wenona Napolitano
Profile: Wenona Napolitano is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She writes everything from articles to web content. Her specialty areas include: natural health, green living, gardening, crafts and wedding planning. When not writing, Wenona loves to spend time with her family which consists of her husband, three children, and her mother (who lives right next door). Together they craft, garden and often go on treasure hunts at local antique stores, flea markets and yard sales. To relax she loves nothing better than to curl up with a blanket and a good book.
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