“You are what you eat,” “love goes through the stomach” and “what you get from afar is delicious” are familiar phrases. However, in recent years our diet and our view of it has changed a lot. Our agricultural land is depleted and why fly in potatoes from Peru or green beans from Kenya.
Go pot gardening: good for your body, good for the soil and good for your nutrition!
- Food from the supermarket is often growth-stimulated, and this comes at the expense of taste and quality.
- Because of the depletion of agricultural land, there are far fewer vitamins and minerals in our diet.
- Chemical pesticides provide a nice color, shine and shape to our fruits and vegetables but did you know that 13% of our vegetables and 29% of our fruits are full of pesticides because of this?
It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start growing your own fruits and vegetables.
- No room? Nonsense, even in a small city garden of 6m2 you can put over 20 vegetables and herbs such as spring onions, carrots, garlic, chives, basil, parsley and beets.
- Gardening is the new gym. Working in the garden for an hour will burn 300 calories, build muscle mass and boost your immune system.
- Pesticides are a thing of the past because of course you are not going to stun your hard-fought fruits and vegetables with this and eat super healthy and delicious food from your own garden.
Source: NOS.nl, Kitchen gardening.com, Small gardens.nl