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Finally gardening season is upon us

30 year old 6'2" Cary Heath in his mother's garden with at least 11 foot okra.
30 year old 6'2" Cary Heath in his mother's garden with at least 11 foot okra.
Tresa Heath, Cary Heath

Indoors is simply not for everyone, some are chomping at the bit ready to spring into action at the first sight of a green blade of grass. The unimaginable hope of the first plant creeping up out of a freshly tilled garden is just more than some can bear.

The complete abandonment of the home is shocking. Dishes stand unattended, laundry piles unashamedly, no sparkling floors to be found and the televisions suffers most of all. The only indoor item that may not feel completely betrayed is the computer and that is just because of it’s useful nature when it comes to looking up seeds, plants, tools, fertilizer, hoses and sprinklers.

This winter has been especially cruel for gardeners and outside people in general in Texas. The only ray of sunshine is that every plant that was brutally murdered by the unrelenting frigid weather has to be replanted.

The health of the gardener has surly suffered as well, but all of that is about to change. Not only will the physical activity strengthen and heal but the harvest it’s self is medicinal. The tomato is a super food especially for the heart and if you plant the purple ones you go bionic even to help fight cancer and age related degenerative diseases. There are even purple potatoes that are actually good for blood pressure and have 4 times the antioxidants of russet potatoes.

So go excavate your tiller from the back of the garage or what ever lonesome dark place you abandoned it last year. Find your rake, gloves, shovels and whatever small child you have handy for free labor and go get dirty.