Gardening for You: Be happy: Grow a garden

When we were kids, many of us sat looking at a plateful of vegetables at the dinner table and were told eat your vegetables, they are good for you. Turns out, they are – and not only for your health.

A basket of bright, vibrant, healthful cherry tomatoes, long beans, purple and white eggplants, purple onion, spikey green okra, yellow summer squash brought happiness to the gardener who grew them in the garden.

A basket of bright, vibrant, healthful cherry tomatoes, long beans, purple and white eggplants, purple onion, spikey green okra, yellow summer squash brought happiness to the gardener who grew them in the garden.

More than just good for you, eating vegetables has a positive effect on happiness. That is what a recent survey by USDA revealed. Scientists at USDA’s Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center report that consuming the daily amount of vegetable servings recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has a positive effect on how happy a person feels (ARS March 27, 2023). Eat your vegetables!

Growing a personal supply of vegetables increases the probability that

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