My garden has kale, collard greens, lambs quarters, garlic chives and sweet potatoes. Since I started gardening, my overall well-being has dramatically increased. As a result of eating organic vegetables, my health has definitely improved. I've lost weight. My eyesight is better! I love to garden. Plus, I have met so many interesting and friendly people at the McRorie Community Garden. No negatives. It's a lifestyle change for me. Now, I look at every meal as an opportunity to provide my body with nutrition. I second guess packaged, processed foods and look at all the ingredients. Raw foods are my best friends.
Sh'mal continually says that the garden is a part of who he is today. It's fed him for years. He applies manure as fertilizer. He pulls weeds. He picks greens for his dinner. The patch he left to me has evolved into a hardy, low maintenence garden with staple plants that grow year round, especially collard greens.
How does your garden grow? What have you learned as you made the transition from store-bought foods to those you grow yourself? Please share your wisdom in the 20+ groups we have here in Zoobird. The related lifestyle groups like Bike Zoo also beckon. Life is good. Glad you're a part of it!