Gardening, like so many other creative pursuits, provides multiple benefits.
Those that love their garden, like Maurice, talk about the joy of sinking your hands into the earth, the fulfilment that comes from nurturing and supporting plant life, the beautiful sense of physical tiredness that accompanies a good session in the yard, and the thrill of eating your own produce. This photo is of a sweet potato plant that is going wild in one of our beds.
The health benefits of sweet potatoes are widely recognised, but did you know that you can pick the new shoots and use them as salad greens? Some of these will be in our dinner tonight, fresh from the garden!