It's #selfcaremonday and today I'm excited to talk about #gardening.
I used to say that I have a brown thumb 👍🏽 (literally AND figuratively 😂). When it comes to indoor plants, I just cannot keep them alive. I either don't water them enough or I drown them. So when I started dreaming about a garden in my large, flat, sunny backyard I got a little nervous!
Outdoor #plants & I have a much better relationship than their indoor cousins. And being friends with plant queens 👑🌱 like @hummingbirdgardensrva and @allison.lindsay4 got me feeling more optimistic. Allison downloaded me on all her best tips, I did a lot of research online, and I felt ready! It took my husband a little while to get on board, but he prepped a big plot in our super sunny yard and we set out to @sneedsnursery to buy seeds, starts, and some pre-seeded plants and #herbs. PS - if you're in #rva, check out Sneed's for awesome plants, #seeds, AND workshops!
Crazy Virginia weather aside ⛈❄️⛅️☀️, I'm really excited about my garden. Most of the seeds I've started inside have sprouted, and the preseeded plants (minus the basil 😞) have done really well in our #garden plot. When it's all ready and growing, we will have #spinach, #kale, #carrots, #zucchini, #sweetpotatoes🍠, #leeks, #swisschard, #broccolirabe, #watermelon 🍉, #tomato 🍅, rosemary, mint, sage, thyme, oregano, basil, mint, and chives 🌿 I'm feeling good armed with all my research 🔍 and advice from plant wizards. .
Even if you're in an apartment you can try container gardening! There are so many great resources online to learn about gardening even if you're a total noob like me.
Here are just a few of the MANY benefits of growing your own #veggies and #herbs
1️⃣ Locally grown (especially #homegrown) foods are full of #prana, or life force, in #ayurveda and #yoga terms
2️⃣ Gardening is a great way to get active, be active, and feel grounded
3️⃣ Use your yard to grow something actually useful (unlike grass)
4️⃣ Get fresh, organic produce for less than you would pay at the store
5️⃣ Gardening is a great way to feel motivated to eat more #nutrientdense foods
#plantbasedbeauty #botanical beauty #veganbeauty #greenbeauty #ecobeauty