Gardening is Exercise (Apr. 2017)


My favourite time of year!

This is what I like to think of as the equivalent to the Friday before a long weekend in gardening terms; because the only thing better than gardening, is the anticipation of gardening. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have now been reviewing my seed collection in anticipation and it’s officially “gardening eve” at my house.

In the past, I have reflected on the many virtues and exercise associated with the act of gardening but this year let us focus on the long-term opportunities we face. Now is the time to look at the health benefits of growing your own organic produce. We all know that we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but what better incentive than to lovingly grow them ourselves? Whether you have a large plot or a pot of tomatoes on the balcony, there is an opportunity for everyone to participate.

With limited resources and space, it is easy to grow one plant or many. Consider taking this opportunity to grow something which will not only bring a little early spring into your home, but brings health benefits once you harvest. If you don’t have a green thumb or lack space, start small. One tomato harvested is a success! Personally, my tomato and pepper seeds are well on their way and I’m counting down the days to get outside.

So don’t miss this opportunity – eating healthy can also be fun.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT

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