Saturday, March 18, 2017

Challenge Myself: Day #216 Design and Plant an Herb Garden

Today is Day #216 f the Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my daily Challenge. Today's challenge is one that I can really get into. The Live Happy Challenge for today says, design and plant your own herb garden.

The book says,

Gardening gives you the opportunity to work out in the fresh air. And nothing beats fresh-picked herbs when you want to intensify the taste of salsas, sauces, and savory dishes.

Using a spade to turn over dirt and dig in fertilizers and soil amendments can give you a workout. The number of calories burned while gardening, according to a variety of Internet sites and fitness, ranges between 250 and 272 per hour

That's roughly one Starbucks grande Caffe' Latte made with milk, or one Snickers bar. You can get a bit more of a workout if you use heavy equipment during your time in the garden, for r example, a rototiller or cutting trees with a chainsaw.

The calories then add up to around 400 to 405 per hour. But if you love to cook and also appreciate having fresh herbs as well as fruits and vegetables packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, consider designing and planting a garden and then combine the gardening with cooking for a healthier you.

I love this idea. I have my own little herb garden. We had a groundhog who devoured my chamomile last year as well as a few others. I can't wait for the weather to break to get out in the yard again.

Just For Today: Monday is the first day of spring. Cannot wait for warm weather again! 

From the book: Live Happy 

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