The many benefits of gardening include exercise, stress and anxiety reduction, lowering blood pressure and risk of dementia, plus a short distance in transit required to get from yard to plate.
You don’t need tons of space to try your hand at growing something to eat. Start simple with tried-and-true herbs like rosemary or basil. Tomatoes are pretty forgiving, as are chile peppers. Look up videos online about how to use laundry baskets and other items you might have on hand to grow potatoes and other vegetables...even from the ones that have sprouted in your kitchen.
Try sprouting lettuce from its base and carrots from their tops. Sprouting avocado pits is a whole botany experiment and creates a new avocado tree.
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