It’s got to be one of the best things you can do for your well-being. I’ve learned this from my personal and professional experiences.
My wife and I are lucky enough to have enough space to grow our own. Sticking fairly strictly to eating what’s seasonally fresh, we’re self-sufficient for a lot of things: potatoes, garlic, onions, leeks, broccoli, cabbage, squashes, carrots, cauliflower, artichokes, beans, rhubarb, and a wide range of salads and herbs. And we have chickens and ducks that supply all our eggs.
We also grow tomatoes, strawberries and raspberries and we’ve planted an orchard of pears, apples, plums and cherries. We planted asparagus in 2009, so are looking forward to our first crop in spring 2012.
We manage our garden organically because wildlife is very important too. Living in mid-Wales means we are naturally blessed with a rich range of wildlife, but we purposefully manage our land to encourage it. We have a wildflower meadow that hums with life on sunny summer days and our pond is a continual source of entertainment with the tremendous amount of activity it supports.