Growing veggies isn’t exactly rocket science- it can be as easy as your A-B-C’s in fact! Here are 25 vegetable garden quotes and sayings to engage your mind.
We’ve heard time and again that food is medicine, and that growing your own food may be one of the best ways to take care of your health- both mentally and physically.
It provides a more nutritious, budget-friendly alternative to commercially packed products. It also helps to give the body needed movement and sun exposure- which is great especially if you’re still locked down!
Here are vegetable garden quotes you can read for a healthier mind and body.
15 General Vegetable Garden Quotes
#1 “For all things produced in a garden, whether of salads or fruits, a poor man will eat better that has one of his own, than a rich man that has none.” — J. C. Loudoun
#2 “Can the garden afford anything more delightful to view than those forests of asparagus, artichokes, lettuce, peas, beans, and other legumes and sedulous plants so different in color and of such various shapes.
Rising at it were from the dead and piercing the ground in so many thousand places as they do, courting the admiration or requiring the care of the diligent gardener.”
— Stephen Switzer
#3 “A vegetable garden doesn’t just feed your body. It also feeds your soul” — Doug Green
#4 “Backyard gardening can inspire you to take an interest in the origins of your food and make better choices about what you put on your plate,” — Dr. Helen Delichatsios
#5 It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” — Lewis Grizzard
#6 “Ripe vegetables were magic to me. Unharvested, the garden bristled with possibility.
I would quicken at the sight of a ripe tomato, sounding its redness from deep amidst the undifferentiated green.
To lift a bean plant’s hood of heart-shaped leaves and discover a clutch of long slender pods hanging underneath could make me catch my breath.”
— Michael Pollan
#7 “Growing your own food is like printing your own money” — Ron Finley
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#8 “The garden should be adorned with roses and lilies, the turnsole, violets, and mandrake;
there you should have parsley, cost, fennel, southern-wood, coriander, sage, savory,
hyssop, mint, rue, dittany, smallage, pellitory, lettuces, garden-cress, and peonies.
There should also be beds planted with onions, leeks, garlic, pumpkins, and shallots. The cucumber growing in its lap, the drowsy poppy, the daffodil, and brank-ursine ennoble
Nor are there wanting, if occasion further thee, pottage-herbs: beets,
herb-mercury, orache, sorrel and mallows, anise, mustard, white pepper and
wormwood do good service to the gardener.”
— Alexander of Beckham
#9 “What was paradise, but a garden full of vegetables and herbs and pleasure? Nothing there but delights.” — William Lawson
#10 “I grow my own vegetables and herbs. I like being able to tell people that the lunch I’m serving started out as a seed in my yard.” — Curtis Stone
#11 “I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation.
It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
#12 “Growing your own vegetables is food for both your mind and body” — Dot Cruickshank
#13 “I believe that the energy of humans who touched those beans goes into the beans as well. They become vibrant because of the handling. This vibrancy is something that a machine or harvester doesn’t have.
From my standpoint … I believe that if food is grown and prepared with love… infused with love… well, it can be the humblest of food, but because it’s prepared with love, it’s special.”
— Valerie Phipps
#14 “The crooked little tomato branches, pulpy and pale as if made of cheap green paper,
broke under the weight of so much fruit; there was something frantic in such fertility,
a crying-out like that of children frantic to please.” — John Updike
#15 “The smell of manure, of the sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds — rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes.” — Doris Lessing
10 Humorous Vegetable Garden Quotes
#1 “Tomatoes and squash never fail to reach maturity. You can spray them with acid, beat them with sticks and burn them; they love it.” — S. J. Perelman
#2 “Our vegetable garden is coming along well, with radishes and beans up, and we are less worried about the revolution that we used to be.” — E. B. White
#3 “This cabbage, these carrots, these potatoes, these onions … will soon become me. Such a tasty fact!” — Mike Garofalo
#4 “Give a man a fish he eats for a day. Teach a woman to garden, and the whole neighborhood gets zucchini” — Anonymous
#5 “A vegetable garden, in the beginning, looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.” — Gertrude Stein
#6 “There are those that try to maximize their crop yields while reducing expenses… We call them “Compu Tators.” — Mike Garofalo
#7 “The greatest service which can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” — Thomas Jefferson
#8 “Most plants taste better when they’ve had to suffer a little.” — Diana Kennedy
#9 “It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” — Meryl Streep
#10 “Vegetable gardening might be considered one of the great conservative rituals.” — David M. Tucker
Wrapping It Up
More people now more than ever have turned to grow their own food. Understandably, not only does it help to provide a healthier, cheaper, fresher alternative to supermarket products, but it also gives a sense of satisfaction and achievement. Something which benefits both our minds and our bodies- a definite plus considering the times we’re in.
The simple act of growing your own vegetable garden can be momentous and can make a huge difference for your health, and the overall wellness of the planet.
Want more quotes about gardening? You may also like to read our best compilation on indoor plants quotes.