Put on your gardening gloves
Gardening is an inexpensive and rewarding way to get more veggies into your day. So, put on your gardening gloves and plant some vegetables this spring. As someone who believes passionately that the key to health - for us and the planet - is a return to eating a whole plant foods diet, I love the activities that bring people closer to the soil, where plant foods are nourished. After all, if you grow it, you're more likely to eat it! Connecting kids and their families to their food helps give their meals a story. You can read about my valiant attempt to create my own backyard garden here (spoiler alert: it didn't got so well!).
Here are 3 simple, plant-powered gardening tips:
- Instead of planting ornamental plants, plant vegetables! Don't waste your gardening real estate only on flowers; vegetables can be just as pretty. Plant a row of corn, a trellis of beans, a lacy path of carrots, and a verdant jumble of herbs.
- Start with planting easy-to-grow vegetables, such as radishes, peas, and beans.
- Even if you have a tiny apartment, you can grow fresh herbs and lettuces in your kitchen window, a pot on the door, or on a balcony.