I'm not much of a gardener -- my roses don't win prizes and my tomato crop is always hit-and-miss -- but I love to play at it, despite my sometimes mixed results.
There are a lot of reasons to start a garden, including fresh air, exercise and stress reduction. Gardening seems to bring me back to earth. Maybe it's the outdoors, the loving care I put into each plant or my silly garden decorations that make me so happy. Or maybe it's the real-world escape from the realities of my increasingly digital life. Whatever the reason, I look forward to the planting season every year. Regardless of the success (or failure) of my crops, I just want to get out there and dig in the dirt!
You can grow flowers to nourish your soul or food to nourish your body in small pots or big buckets, on rooftops or on windowsills and nearly everywhere in between. Potatoes grow very well in buckets and indoor herb gardens are nearly effortless. So you don't have to have dig up a backyard to become a gardener. All you need are a few seeds, some soil and water and the desire to disconnect from the grid and reconnect with Mother Nature.
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