Today I spent time stocking my outdoor pantry. Okay, I was really
playing working in my vegetable garden. Gardening is so therapeutic for me. Who needs to go to therapy when they can hoe dirt, plant seeds or pull weeds pick a tomato? There is something about getting your hands dirty and planting a seed or start and watching it grow.
Having a vegetable garden large or small, plot or container is a great asset to a whole food plant-based lifestyle. It is so awesome not to have to run to the store for lettuce or kale. Now if only the nuts and seeds and things I can’t grow would replenish themselves.
Watching those little tiny seeds grow into something I can pick and bring into the kitchen and create a beautiful dish with is just so fulfilling. Using produce that I have organically grown is therapeutic even in itself.
I love being able to go to the planter box on my deck with herbs growing in it, and snip off what I need while I’m cooking, and it looks nice too. So far the pesky deer don’t like rosemary, thyme or sage. I’m not to happy with them, evidently they like pansies.
So get out there buy some seed or starts and get your hands a little dirty, the seeds you sow will give you so many rewards, as you enjoy the outdoors along the way and in the end when you harvest what you plant.