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Staying Healthy Tip - Gardening

Gardening is an activity that can improve your mood, reduce your waistline and fatten your wallet. Keeping in shape and having a sound mind become increasingly important as we age. The other benefits of gardening include: Promotes flexibility, endurance and strength. Great physical and mental workout. Experience feelings of accomplishment and creativity. Good time for personal reflection and daydreaming, which reduces stress and anxiety. Eating fresh produce is good for you. Nutrients in fresh foods can aid in disease prevention. Want to continue enjoying the benefits of gardening this fall? Then plant these vegetables and flowers that thrive as the temperature cools:

  • Promotes flexibility, endurance and strength.
  • Great physical and mental workout.
  • Experience feelings of accomplishment and creativity.
  • Good time for personal reflection and daydreaming, which reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Eating fresh produce is good for you.
  • Nutrients in fresh foods can aid in disease prevention.

Want to continue enjoying the benefits of gardening this fall? Then plant these vegetables and flowers that thrive as the temperature cools:

Vegetable Gardens (start with seeds):

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Spinach

Vegetable Gardens (start wtih transplanted plants):

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Turnips
  • Rutabagas

Fall Flowering Plants:

  • Anemone
  • Begonia
  • Boltonia
  • Black Adder
  • Butterfly Bus

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