Everyone Should Give Gardening a Try


Valerie BoeseIt is first week of February and I am really missing my fresh vegetables from my garden. If you’re a gardener you are probably missing them too; if you’re not a gardener, you should consider becoming one. You may think growing a vegetable garden is a difficult task that will take a lot of time, but it’s not true. Growing vegetables is easy; you simply need a sunny spot in your yard with full sun, six or more hours a day of sunshine, fertilizer, and water sometimes, depending on your climate. It won’t take a ton of your time either, by doing a little bit each day or every couple of days, it is easy. It is kind of like laundry, do a little each day, no worries, but let it pile up for a week and then it’s a job. With a 16-by-16-foot garden plot, you probably would only need to spend about an hour a week total, keeping it watered, weeded and harvested, not bad for the vegetables you will receive, in return for your minimal effort.

Fresh summer vegetables are the best! 

Cauliflower is easy to grow, grows best when planted early in the spring while it is still cool.

Growing Fresh Cauliflour is Easy to do.

A vegetable garden will benefit you in many ways. You will have an abundance of fresh vegetables, getting outside working in the dirt is a good stress reliever, you can choose to grow pesticide-free vegetables, and you will be a more self-reliant and less dependent on grocery stores. There is nothing like going to your garden and picking your own vegetables. I call it “going to my garden store.” It thrills me to go to my garden and swoop up an armful or fresh vegetables for a wonderful fresh salad or hearty soup.

Onions are easy to grow and are great in soups.

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