Why is it important to grow nutrient-rich food? For one thing, it tastes better and for another reason, it will provide you with all the best and most important nutrients to help you to age well and live healthily.
In this article, I will be helping you to understand the importance of nutrient-rich food and gardening and guide you to doing this in your garden.
We all hope to live a long and healthy life, and by growing and eating the most nutritious vegetables and fruit you can give yourself the best chance at reaching milestones like 100 years lifespan.
Let’s get started by introducing you to two people that I will reference quite a lot to. Steve Solomon and Erica Reinheimer who have written excellent books on the subject.
Satisfaction of Gardening
Once you have been bitten by the gardening bug you will find it difficult to ever stop. Not only does it provide you with an improved mental awareness but it also enhances our time to relax, reduce and eliminate the stress we find in our daily lives especially now having lived through 2 years of a worldwide pandemic. Having a garden allows you to control so many factors in your lives from the expense of buying the food, to growing healthier food and not stressing over shortages that we are seeing around the world today.
To start with it is critical to have your soil test to understand what your soil contains in minerals and what it is lacking. Every area is different so you cannot add minerals that a friend or family member recommends that lives across the country or world.
- If you do not have a local person you trust to analyze your soil you can reach out to a master gardener, or garden center in your area to see if they have a recommendation.
- In a book I recommend (The intelligent gardener and growing vegetables west of the Cascades) they have listed several places to request soil analysis.