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World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

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About World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

When is World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 19

As the old saying goes….. “Give a man some vegetables, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to grow a vegetable garden, and you feed his whole family for life!” On World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day, a May 19 holiday, you can begin a hobby that feeds your whole family for a lifetime.

It’s a hungry world. Famine affects millions upon millions of people. If everyone had even a small garden, there would be far fewer people suffering from starvation. For the average person, having a vegetable garden helps to ease the family’s food budget, too. In addition, people who grow some or all of their own vegetables often do so organically, or at least with less of those harmful chemical insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Hmmm? Healthier food for my children? Now, this alone is a great reason to start a vegetable garden today.

It’s a fact! Gardening is rewarding and good for your health. Just plant a garden and see. It is calming, relaxing, and therapeutic. Growing plants is peaceful, too. It is rewarding in many ways. First, it provides food for your table. And, that food is usually done, with less or no harmful chemicals. Ask any gardener and they will tell you the great feeling of accomplishment when the crop ripens, or the flower blooms. Successfully growing something you never tried to grow before, brings another sense of accomplishment.

Plant a Vegetable Garden Almost Anywhere

Looking for ideas on where to plant your first garden? Millions upon millions of people are already gardening in some amazing places. Backyard gardens are what normally come to mind. Urban community gardens also abound. In urban environments, vacant lots are often used (seek permission from the owner first). People grow gardens in containers and pots on balconies, decks, and patios. Apartment rooftops can be a great place for your new garden. For those of us who are space-constrained, vertical gardens can be the solution.

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How to Celebrate World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

Participation in this day is fun and easy. You can celebrate World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day in a variety of ways:

  •  Join in the fun hobby of gardening. Start one today.
  • Simply start a vegetable (or flower or herb) garden.
  • If you are already a gardener, encourage and help someone to start their very first garden.
  • Start small, making it easy to handle and less like a chore. Chances are, you will make your garden larger in future years, as you grow your gardening expertise.

Today's Quotes

“Old Gardeners never die. They just spade away then throw in the trowel” – – H.V. Prochnow, Sr.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – – Albert Einstein

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History and Origin of World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

This holiday day was created in 2019 by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY. Bob is the owner and author of The Gardener’s NetworkGarden Hobbies, and Pumpkin Nook. Bob is also an avid, lifetime gardener.

World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day was created to help feed ourselves, our family, and a hungry planet, and encourage people to join in the fun hobby of gardening. While this day is intended to create a vegetable garden, Matthews says you can use this day to plant a flower or herb garden, if you prefer. Better still, why not grow all three….. vegetables, flowers, and herbs!?

The date of May 19th was chosen, as the last frost date has passed for almost everyone in the northern hemisphere, where the vast majority of humans live. If the last frost date has not yet occurred in your area, start a few plants indoors today, for transplanting outdoors later.

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