I love the great outdoors and adore environment friendly ideas. I am proud to say that I have a green thumb. I grew up having this great appreciation for plants, trees and nature plus the knack for gardening and landscaping.
This is perhaps because I was raised by my loving, green living parents who are fulltime gardeners or shall I say organic vegetable growers.
When I do not have work, particularly during the weekends, most of my vacant time is greatly spent on gardening in our wide gorgeous backyard garden. Learning about various plants, cultivating seeds, planting and taking care of them are some of the things that I really find to my liking.
Aside from flower plants, I have also planted and grew many different kinds of garden vegetables like tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, snow peas, spinach, mesculin, beans and basil.
I made space for all of these vegetables in our garden as they are top essential plants to grow. All of them are easy to grow and harvest; they can be grown in the garden or in a container.
Vegetable gardening is a wonderful hobby for everyone. It is a fun and wholesome activity that provides a healthy relaxation and gentle exercise especially for working individuals like me. Gardening allows us to be outdoors hence we can enjoy the warm sunshine especially during the summer and spring. It takes away stress, boredom and depression.
There are a lot of benefits from growing vegetables in your garden. In fact, gardening has provided and still continues to provide free, fresh, natural and healthy food for our family as well as something to share to our neighbours.
We can have healthy ingredients or foods, green salads in particular, anytime we want without purchasing from the local market or grocery store. Since we control what goes on our garden vegetables, we are able to control what we eat and stay away from unhealthy eating habits. Getting food from our organic vegetable garden allows us to save a lot of money.
To a lot of people, planting, cultivating seeds and growing vegetables may seem like a tiresome task. It definitely requires knowledge, patience and passion but I do not think it is tiresome since I love working in our garden.
It creates a good extra income source as well. When it is time to harvest, I felt that all of my hard work and time spent on it was really worth it.
Such activity serves as my gentle workout and escape from work related pressures; I really find it therapeutic. I as well as my parents have greatly benefited from vegetable gardening.
After harvest, I usually sell our vegetables and I used Welsh slate to display my produce. All of my harvested crops are sold every time I sell them. This makes me happy and this simply means that I make money out of my hobby.
And you can do this, too! If you do not know where to start, you can always look online for articles that provide tips about vegetable gardening.
Starting your own vegetable garden is the best way to eat safer and healthier. Selling your home-grown vegetables is indeed a very quick way to make money. It will be really rewarding as you go along not to mention that you will reap a lot of healthy benefits.
Here is a short video that talks about Important Plant Nutrition for Organic Vegetable Gardens: