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Straight From Your Garden

Updated on April 3, 2016

Growing A Garden

Ha Ha kind of creepy isn't it but yes this is all vegetables in this picture. If you look at it closely you can see a potatoe, cucumbers, peas, carrots, red peppers, oranges, tomatoes,spinach, celery and corn etc. If someone handed this to you would you grub on it. I am not sure if I would I guess I had to be really hungry if I did LOL.

Growing a garden isn't an easy task but very rewarding when you see all the hard work you put into it becoming actual food for your table even for a friend, family or neighbor. My beloved father loved growing a garden. His garden was his pride and joy but boy did he work hard to maintain it, but he sure got great benefits out of it.. so much so that he shared it with a lot of people.

My parents were very giving people. My father even in his last days and he was so sick with prostate cancer, he had every reason to not have something good to talk about because he really suffered. I remember him setting in his wheel chair it was so sad to me but I also remember that his eyes lite up when he began to tell me about his garden. I don't know really the satisfaction of planting a garden myself but by seeing my dad I know that it has to be one of the most rewarding jobs there is. It is a job and it takes hard work and tender loving care to plant those seeds and watch them grow.

There is so much more to it then that, it is God's gift to us and the most organic way to eat and enjoy the fruit of your labor. Going to school about healthy eating they said the closer you eat from the ground the better the food is and much healthier. They also taught us that we should all go back to the days of old and try to plant our own gardens. Because unfortunately today they put so much bad stuff on our fruit and vegetables that we just don't know what we are eating and putting into our bodies.

If You Can't Plant - Your Own Garden


I learned in school for healthy eating that the best food to eat was from the ground. But with todays need for money the large money industry farmers are putting harmful products on all the vegetables so that they can grow bigger. There is a lot to be said about that. I am sure we are all familiar with all the sprays (herbicides and pesticides) that are being put into the foods that we eat; one of them being Roundup to kill the weeds.

We were taught that if we couldn't grow our own garden which is the best way to go, then we should get our vegetables and fruit from a Farmers Market. It is these huge industries that are in it for the money they don't really care about what happens to people who are putting all this poison into their bodies. Most but not all.

We were taught in school to eat mostly plants in our diet. Especially leaves... What is so good about eating plants? For one thing they are full of antioxidants, they have fiber and omega-3 etc. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of dying from all the Western diseases. In other countries where people eat mostly fruits and vegetable everyday about a pound a day, the rate of cancer is about half the amount of what it is in the United States. Also by eating food that is more plant based you will be eating fewer calories. Consuming fewer calories-it protects you against many chronic diseases . Vegetarians are healthier then carnivores and they also live longer.

How to plant a garden

Easy tips on how to plant a garden can be helpful if you haven't planted one before and really would like to start for healthier eating.


There are 45 verses in the bible about eating vegetables.

Genesis 1 v 29

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

The Benefits - Of Planting a Garden

There are benefits to planting a garden and eating vegetables that are organic in your very home. In the book of Daniel here was a guy that knew how to eat a proper meal so much so that he refused the food that the king Nebuchadnezzar put before Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

These men could of eating the best food in the King's house assigned to them by the king with fine wine but they refused not only because they only ate vegetables, but because of their faithfulness to their faith in God and who they followed.

I don't know about you but if that kind of food was put before me knowing myself, I know I don't have that kind of discipline to refuse it. Yet Daniel convinced the steward that was assigned to them to let them eat only vegetables and water for ten days and see how they do within that time. While the other men that were picked to be part of the test ate all of the Kings food.

The four that refused to eat the Kings food were at the end of ten days much better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king's food. They had wisdom and great learning skills. I do believe that:

1. They obeyed God

2. They ate only healthy food which was vegetables

3. It made them better in appearance

4. They had better minds and a healthy glo

Bottom Line is that God gave us this food to eat from the ground and the trees to be our food. The reason why there are so many unhealthy people today is because we have adapted to eating processed food and a lot of fatty meats which is ok (but) because of all the stuff they put on this food it is causing us a lot of sickness and pain. That is why the food closer to the ground is more healthier if grown in our own homes.

How to make healthy eating unbelievably easy: Luke Durward at TEDxYorkU 2014

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just love gardening, it is relaxing, inspiring and rewarding. I feel so proud when I am eating food that I have grown. A really lovely lens!

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      KamalaEmbroidery 4 years ago

      I have my own garden but it's very small because I live in an apartment. So I belong to an organic CSA - Community Supported Agriculture.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

      I love to eat food from my garden, or from the neighbors garden when they share. Good subject. RocketSquid tip...create some paragraphs in the modules to make reading a little easier and more restful for the eyes. Good work!