Well, spring has sprung on the west coast of North America. In our area, flowers are blooming and my plum tree is especially beautiful this year. We are hoping for an amazing crop of fruit. Soon, we will plant an apple tree, a red delicious to be specific.
I admit I’m not one who likes to get dirty or play in the mud. I like my fingernails long, clean and polished. However, I love fruit and veggies. So, I’m doing more gardening this year than ever before.
Because of Covid 19, everyone is being asked to limit where they go and hubby and I are only leaving our home when absolutely necessary. It is comforting to have a garden to work in, when I’m not at my computer.
The Five Reasons to Garden—even on a deck or patio
1. Vegetables taste better picked from the garden
I hadn’t been gardening for a while and had become used to store bought veggies. Last year, hubby and I planted tomatoes, lettuce and snap peas and were surprised at the difference. I’d forgotten how amazing food fresh from the garden could taste.
There is no need to fire up the car and enter a crowded store.
Your garden is designed for your appetite. You may choose the type of tomato, lettuce, bean, herb, etc. you want to plant.
4. Better nutrition
Because you planted them, you will know there are no added pesticides, unless you choose to do so.
5. A small space can result in many vegetables
One to three pots on a patio or deck can supply tomatoes, green beans, herbs and more.
Do you garden? If so, did you decide to start since the pandemic?
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This is my first time blogging with Word by Word. For those who don’t know, I write small-town contemporary novels. Our Country Heart Book Three in the Sierra Creek Series is on pre-order and will be released June 8 on Amazon. I also write romantic suspense Dangerous Web is book one in the Dangerous Series.
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