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Live healthy by growing your own food

by Harry F (follow)
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Many years ago, people used to grow their own food supply and they were healthier. Then we all became too busy in our lives and turned to convenience foods that didn't take long to prepare.

We knew these fast foods were full of preservatives, additives, artificial colours and flavours and chemicals but ate the food anyway. Now children are less healthy and facing more medical problems as we realize these foods are not good for us.

The solution is to eat simple foods. One of the easiest ways to do this is by growing your own food. No matter how small your backyard or unit is, there is some space that you can use to grow a small amount of your favourite vegetables.



chillies
Chillies in pot


Start with growing a few herbs, either in a pot or direct in the garden. Pick the leaves fresh when you need them in your cooking or add to your salads.

The easiest herb to start with is mint as you just place a stalk in the ground and it will quickly spread. Other examples of easy to grow herbs are basil, marjoram, thyme.

Once you have a few herbs planted, you can try growing lettuce and spinach and peas in winter or tomatoes in summer.

Why not plant a few fruit trees in your garden. They take up the same space as ornamentals but provide you with an abundance of fresh fruit.



mandarin tree
mandarin tree
Start with a citrus variety such as lemon or mandarin or orange tree. You can go exotic and have a lime or guava tree as well.

All these suggestions require very little work or maintenance but the rewards are you are starting to feed yourself with healthy food grown by yourself, so you know that no chemicals have been used.

If you have children you can encourage them to have their own little patch where they can grow radishes as these don't take long harvesting.

In my own normal size backyard, I have 2 almond trees, mandarin and guava trees, olive and bay trees. Throughout the year I grow at least 20% of my family food intake.

Start small and gradually increase your variety of foods and you will notice the taste difference.

So eat healthy and be healthy.



salads
salad greens


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