I am really excited for gardening this year.
I always build some excitement as the time nears but this year it’s even more so. There is the planning, the ordering, the planting, watching it grow, taking care of it and finally… the bounty.
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WHY SHOULD WE GARDEN
The Number One reason is – of course – producing our own food. So many benefits to this. We save money. We know where our food came from. We decide if we want to drench it in chemicals or not. And best of all, it gives us a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Number 2: It is a great stress reducer. I have often found that if I head out to the garden for even a few minutes right after some stressful event, situation or conversation it calms me down and helps lower my stress levels.
Number 3: It gets us outside. We spend far to many hours indoors. We need to get out in the sun. Feel a breeze. Breath fresh air. Ahhhhh.. it can do wonders for us. Grab some Vitamin D from the sun while checking on the new tomatoes growing.
Number 4: Its good for our physical health as well. Yes, it gets us moving. We walk, we bend, we squat. Hey.. we just got a little workout and it was even fun.
Now that we’re jazzed about it, lets get busy preparing for the coming season. It is just about here. I know I have been building some excitement as we move closer to March. All those seed catalogs. OH MY.
I have pulled out my stored seeds to see what I have and what I need to order. Oh … we always need to get some new stuff no matter how many seeds we have. Am I right? And probably a few other things besides seeds.
This Year: I have went totally gaga over Botanical Interests. And for good reasons. So many seeds, so many choices. So many other goodies.
Their variety of veggie seeds OUTSTANDING and so many new ideas. I really want to try the Cherry Chocolate Tomatoes and the White Radish.
The flowers. What can I say. I have got to try some of these. I LOVE poppies and that Black Swan is one I want to try.
And my favorite thing in the garden.. Herbs.. Oh my. I have not had good luck with Cilantro. I may give this Long Standing a try.
They also have a lot of FREE items like their beautiful big color books.
They also have some of the most beautiful “”Collections””.. and wouldn’t these make great gift ideas for other gardeners in our life? Like this “Chef’s Herb Garden Collection”
And not just seeds.. Botanical Note cards and artwork, hand soaps, seed sprouting kits and more..
How about a FREE seed starting guide? And its no small thing. 20 pages and includes both indoor and outdoor seed starting charts.. and more….
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