Recently a friend asked me to take care of their garden while they were out of town. After buying produce from the store all winter, this was a refreshing experience. It was amazing to see the changes and the growth taking place each day. Cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, lettuce, snap peas, corn, melons, potatoes, and carrots were producing a great harvest.
A little tiny cucumber one day, turned into a fresh tasting pickling cucumber overnight. The peppers grew, and rather than being a thick, store bought shiny-skinned pepper, it was soft, natural looking and green. It tasted great!
This fresh garden was pesticide free, watered daily, and yielding a beautiful harvest as the result of sunlight, good soil, water, weeding, and regular care. It certainly took some extra work, but the yield was a great, fresh, healthy supplement. I also found myself refreshed and even considering the possibility of planting my own garden in the future.
Challenge: Check out local farmers markets and fresh produce stands, or better yet, consider planting your own garden next spring – a great investment not only financially, but for your physical well-being as well.