Grow your own first aid kit in your garden

Now that we find ourselves in the middle of winter, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy. Did you know you can grow your own powerful medicine at home, in your garden? In a time where the cost of living keeps hiking, sustainable living has never been more appealing. So why not transform gardening from a hobby to a lifestyle choice? Such a skill would help when you are outdoors, so why not put it to use while exploring easy hiking trails in Cape Town? These are the immune-boosting foods you can plant to grow your own first aid kit: Garlic Garlic, classified as part of the onion family, is jam-packed with the good stuff. It has antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, which help relieve cold and flu symptoms. Garlic is also high in vitamins and nutrients, especially flu-fighting vitamins C and B6, which help your body recuperate faster and shorten your downtime. Planting garlic is fairly easy; just pop the bulbs in the ground about 5cm apart in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Whether you are nursing a cold or preparing your body to fight one, a couple of cloves in the garden are always recommended as … Continue reading Grow your own first aid kit in your garden