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We consume so many foods and don’t really know what is in them; yes I am talking about fresh vegetables and fruits. Chemicals are still used all over the world on crops. As many of you already know I am married to a wonderful man who just so happens to have a green thumb.
My husband has created our very own veggie patch as well as some lovely herbs. The reason I am telling you this is because they are chemical free and will no doubt be the yummiest tasting vegetables you will ever eat. So I thought I would write a post on the benefits of having your own vegetable garden.
Whilst it costs money to set up and maintain your garden it can ultimately save you money with your grocery bill. Not to mention the fresh produce you have in your back yard that you can come home from work, go outside pick your lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber, along with some parsley or basil to create a wonderful salad with your lean chicken, fish or meat. On the other hand you might be feeling the cold like I am and come home, dig out some carrots, beans and even potatoes and leaks to create a warm comfort food soup, infused with a little chicken or beef or lamb it will warm the most fussiest of hearts.
The main point of this post is to show you that you can eat healthy and have fun watching your vegetables and fruit grow right before your eyes, then think of many different combinations to make a healthy, low fat meal that is also packed with nutrients. This will assist you in losing weight because you have these foods at your doorstep (well in your back yard) anyway.
Now I realise that some of you are not much of gardeners – neither am I really, however I see how my husband’s eyes light up when he plants something from a seed and it grows into a lovely healthy vegetable that we can eat. I am more of a herb gardener – you can do this in pots and they look lovely on a window or balcony.
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By having herbs and vegetables in your garden you can really make the most wonderful meals and you will know they are fresh because you picked it from your own garden. So why don’t you give gardening a go for the pleasure of watching something grow, for the peace it gives you, the health aspects and not to mention that gardening is a great exercise for you to do without you even knowing it – and it certainly doesn’t feel like you are slogging it out in the gym. I hope this inspires you all to start growing something of your own. I would love to hear your success stories.
Here are some helpful sites for you to visit that will help you set up your own gardens with the help from the professionals.