Eating a more plant based diet definitely has it's rewards. One of them being, a healthy and happy you! If you have ever had the opportunity to grow your own garden, you know that this has it's rewards as well. Watching your seeds sprout, tending to the seedlings and then harvesting the fruits is a really fulfilling experience. And let me tell you, there is nothing like tasting a freshly picked sun ripened tomato straight from the vine.
Spring is just around the corner, and if you haven't yet, now is the perfect opportunity to start thinking about planning a vegetable garden of your own. Whether you live in a house with a yard (front, side or back) or in an apartment with a balcony (ready for some potted tomatoes, peppers or herbs), a garden is something that is within your reach. We started with just a seriously tiny sliver of a spot and reaped enough harvest to feed many families! Why not give your inner green thumb a go? :) Plus, it is a fun family project and a great learning experience for the kiddies (and adults alike). To see their faces light up when their seedlings start to produce and when harvest time arrives, priceless!
If you have always thought about starting one and are still on the fence, here is a list of reasons why it is something worth considering - 12 Important Reasons to Have a Home Vegetable Garden (via localblu)
Here are some shot of our vegetable garden over the last few years...
Chinese Long Beans
Variety of Herbs
Squash and Lemon Cucumbers
More to come on easy steps in starting a garden.... Hope you start one this spring!