Gardening is a great form of exercise. Besides obvious weight lose benefits gardening has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and decrease depression. In fact, studies show that merely looking at a garden or plants can generate changes in such things as blood pressure, heart activity, muscle tension, and brain electrical activity. Through colors and textures gardeners can invoke emotions of calm, tranquility, and happiness. Gardening is more than a feel good pastime; it has evolved into a form of therapy for our body and soul.
by Tess Pennington
Have you noticed that your store-bought produce is wilted or bruised once it comes home from the store? Are you concerned about harmful chemical fertilizers on your produce? Do you worry about upcoming food shortages? Or want more food security? Many of us are taking notice of these concerns and have made the decision to grow our own gardens as a way to produce our own food source.
As rewarding as it is to produce your own food source, it takes practice and work to refine this pertinent skill. For those who have just discovered their green thumbs, take note of some simple advice that can help your garden grow to its maximum extent.
To make the most of your new healthy venture, ensure that you purchase non-GMO, heirloom quality seeds so the seeds can be saved for future gardens.
1. Mimic Mother Nature. Growing vegetables and herbs in conditions best suited for them …