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World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

World plant vegetble garden day

Date When Celebrated : Always May 19

It's a hungry world. Therefore, it only makes sense that we have a special day to encourage us begin to partake in the wonderful and rewarding hobby of gardening. After all, you know the old saying…..

"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!"

Okay, that not quite the original saying, but you get the picture. Growing a vegetable garden can help feed the family, serve as a relaxing hobby, while easing the burden on the family food budget. If everyone grew a vegetable garden, world hunger would be seriously reduced.

Gardening is a great hobby. It can be enjoyed by just about everyone. Gardens can be found in some very strange places. In addition to your backyard, gardens can be found in many urban environments, on vacant lots (seek permission from the owner first), on balconies, decks, patios, and even apartment rooftops. Are you space constrained? Try vertical gardens.

Participation in this day is fun and easy. Simply start a vegetable garden. If you are already a gardener, encourage and help someone to start their very first garden. Start small. We recommend your first garden is easy to handle. As your experience grows, you can and probably will, expand it in future years.

Did You Know? By growing vegetables organically, you produce far healthier food for your family This alone should encourage you to start your own garden.

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Origin of World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

This very special day was created in 2019 by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY. Bob is owner and author of The Gardener's Network, Garden Hobbies, and Pumpkin Nook. Bob is also an avid, life time gardener.

According to Bob, World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day was created to help feed a hungry planet, and encourage people to join in the fun and enriching 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 past 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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