Find Your Green Thumb
Even when we try to eat healthy, there are still ways for those unhealthy things to creep in. Many times we think that when we grab an apple over a cheeseburger we are doing something good for ourselves. But in reality that apple may not be healthy either, yes it might be healthier but that doesn’t mean that it is healthy. How was it treated before it got into your hands? Were chemicals used on it? What chemicals were used on it? These are just some of the unknown factors that we need to take into account anytime we eat something that someone else has prepared.
In fact, the only way to be 100% sure that what you are eating is truly healthy is to raise it yourself. The thought of taking charge of your own food might seem intimidating but it is a crucial part of taking ownership in your health. And with the health movement becoming so popular you have more support than ever before when it comes to taking charge of your health and one of the easiest ways to get started is to begin growing your own food.
Not long ago growing your own food meant that you would need a lot of time, a lot of space, and a lot of money. The soil had to be just right and the garden would need to be picked and protected from the elements frequently. Thankfully though, that is no longer the case. In fact, almost anyone can easily start their own garden, whether they live on a big piece of land or in an apartment.
The easiest way to start your garden is to start a garden box. Basically, this is a large box that you will fill with soil and add your seeds to. To make things more convenient, some people choose to start their garden boxes in a large plastic container. This will give them the ability to move their garden anytime they need to.
Other people choose to create a wooden box in their backyard. While this type of garden box isn’t mobile it is a great option for those people who don’t have a lot of space to create a more traditional garden.
If you are just starting to play around with the idea of starting a garden, you might want to begin by using an indoor garden. Typically these are small gardens that will allow you to start growing spices. Companies like Aerogarden make great products that allow you to start a successful spice garden quickly.
Your health is important and part of that health is knowing where the foods that you are eating have come from whenever possible.