Having a Garden is Therapeutic-Stress Reliever

Gardening can improve your physical and emotional well-being. Whether it’s a few plants in the windowsill, containers on a deck, beds, and borders in the yard or a vegetable plot, gardens big and small can reap big benefits for you and your family.

I do not have a fancy garden like others do but I am now very happy with the results of my garden. (Related topic-I am Disappointed with The Results) Today, I walked around my garden and was thrilled with it. I was inspired by one of my friends on Facebook and said, "Gardening is therapeutic.". I also agreed and added, "Gardening is stress-reliever". 

There are few plants that are thriving here in Springtown, Texas. I planted this cucumber in the first weeks of June 15, 2020 (first picture), and today July 8, 2020, my cucumbers are growing like weeds(just below).
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The same day I planted the cucumber, I planted bittermelon(ampalaya-Filipino) too, and only one germinate out of eight seeds. Look at my ampalaya now, yay, it's growing! I like the smell of its leaves and delicious to add eggs for breakfast. I heard that bittermelon has cancer-fighting properties. 


My husband built me a trellis a week ago and saw some baby gourds coming up. ­čśŐThrilled! Other people called it gourd, in the Philippines we call it "upo" or tabungaw in Ilokano. 


I want to present to you my very first sunflower plants. Some didn't give me flowers yet but I am so excited to see them bloom. I have one that blooms yesterday. My husband was right, these sunflowers can grow up to 5-6 feet tall. June 10, 2020 picture-20inches long (evening time)

June 10,2020

My sunflowers are as tall as me, lol. I am 4'9 in height. The picture was taken on July 8, 2020. (I am sorry for the messy hair- that is my early morning face)  
Taken in July 8,2020

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray

ROW OF SUNFLOWERS
Taken July 18,2020

Bok-choi/ Pak-choi/ Petsay/ Petchai

Eggplants in the barrel. My main purpose was to use the barrels as a composer, but since I am experimenting on everything what is good for my garden. I don't know that eggplants grow well in a 55-gallon barrel. 




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