I was looking at some of my first blog posts this morning and noticing how much I’ve grown in the last almost 2 years. I really lack consistency when it comes to writing on a regular schedule, but I try to be honest and transparent when I do write.
This is my second year eating Juice Plus and I am so thankful that I started back in April of 2016. This is the second flu season that my family has avoided getting the flu! That is worth it in itself, especially this year with the flu reaching almost epidemic status. I have also been able to help several other people improve their health in the last two years and that makes me really happy! Oh, yeah, I almost forgot! Juice Plus added a new product in 2017 as well! We now have Omegas! They are completely plant based and no more fishy taste! Thank God for that!
I am having a great time with my tower gardens. I purchased a second tower garden this fall and had both of them going inside for the last several months. I grew an amazing bunch of romaine lettuce and rainbow chard and now I’m growing some fancy lettuce and strawberries. I will admit, growing strawberries indoors is a challenge, and one I may be giving up soon. The fact is I love growing things, but I don’t always have time to attend to the flowering plants like you have to when you grow indoors. First, you need more than just the regular lights to grow flowering plants indoors. Some people say they have grown flowering plants just fine without the red and blue lights, but you do have to pollinate if you grow indoors. This is the part I really don’t do well at. With my lettuce, I look at it every day, pick what I want and it just keeps growing. When it comes to strawberries, I check them, take a paintbrush and brush inside all of the blooms that I see, hoping that it will pollinate everything and I will end up with strawberries. Sometimes I miss a blossom or two. This is really a little more than I want to have to think about. They will probably do great outside!
I am looking forward to doing some new things this year! Starting in March I am going to open my home once a week to share what I’m learning about taking my own health back and growing my own veggies in my tower garden. We will have healthy snacks, beverages and lots of fun! I also hope to start having Tower Garden workshops in the local area. Check my Facebook page to see when that will start and and I will also share anytime I will be out and about with my tower garden.
2017 was filled with a lot of distractions, but I learned a lot at the same time. I love growing things, all kinds of things, and my dream to have my own tower farm is even stronger than ever. My hope is that I will be able to have a tower farm inside a greenhouse where I can grow and share vegetables year round. I plan to use the veggies that I grow to teach young people in our area to grow and cook their own food. I have seen so much in the last year, I am more and more convinced that young people need community in their lives to give them support, encouragement and the right kind of love. There are so many ways we can make a difference in someone’s life, I hope to use the things I know to do just that.