Grow your own organic garden, here’s how! It’s easier than you think just order these

Apr 18, 2024

By Liana Werner-Gray


Hi friends,

I recently got a place in LA as some of you know from social media. My goal has always been to have my own garden, and encourage others to garden as well because this is the absolute healthiest way we can eat, period. Getting food from you own backyard that is fresh, with no pesticides or herbicides is the most nutrient rich food you can consume. So it’s ideal, but is it an option for you to grow a garden? Yes! You can start with something, even just your favorite herbs and whether you have a yard or an apartment it’s possible to grow food! I want to invite you to accept my challenge to you for this year…. to start your own garden.  If it seems overwhelming just start with 3 of your favorite herbs that you use in cooking like cilantro, parsley and oregano. I eat a tonne of lettuce and arugula so I wanted to grow this! 

So… I have just set up my little garden in LA with the little space I have. Here’s how I did it with an apartment…. 


  1. Ordered planter boxes and soil from Vego Garden 
  2. Ordered the organic starter plants from Organic Harvest 


That’s it. Then you can plant anywhere! Even if you don’t have soil or earth like I do… you can still grow from planter boxes. 


I planted: (everything is organic) 

  • lettuce 
  • arugula 
  • cilantro 
  • parsley 
  • thyme 
  • oregano 
  • tomatoes 
  • lavender 
  • dill 
  • cucumber 
  • broccoli 
  • rosemary 
  • basil 
  • chives 
  • onion 
  • shishito peppers 

 There are over 250 varieties to choose from!

It’s a small investment to start your own garden which yields big returns. You get food, but also a lot of other health benefits including mental health. 


1. Fresh and Nutritious Produce: Homegrown fruits and vegetables are often fresher and more nutritious than store-bought ones since you can harvest them at peak ripeness.


2. Cost Savings: Growing your own food can save money in the long run, as you avoid the markup that comes with buying produce from supermarkets. Think about all the times you go to the grocery store and spend $5 on cilantro when you can just go out to your backyard and pick some for free. 


3. Environmental Impact: Gardening reduces your carbon footprint by cutting down on transportation emissions associated with importing and distributing produce.


4. Physical Activity and Stress Relief: Gardening provides a great form of exercise and can help reduce stress and improve mental well-being. There are countless studies on this. 


5. Food Security: Having your own garden increases food security, especially during times of uncertainty or supply chain disruptions.


6. Learning Experience: Gardening offers valuable lessons in biology, ecology, and patience, making it a rewarding educational experience for both adults and children.


7. Community Building: Gardening can bring communities together through shared spaces, knowledge exchange, and a sense of collective pride in producing food locally.


Gardening can also help with depression and anxiety in several ways:


1. Physical Activity: Engaging in gardening activities such as digging, planting, and weeding provides physical exercise, which is known to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.


2. Connection with Nature: Spending time outdoors surrounded by plants and greenery can have a calming and rejuvenating effect, helping to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety.


3. Sense of Accomplishment: Watching plants grow and thrive as a result of your care and effort can boost self-esteem and provide a sense of accomplishment, which is beneficial for those struggling with depression.


4. Mindfulness and Distraction: Gardening requires focus and attention to the present moment, which can serve as a form of mindfulness practice and help distract from negative thoughts and rumination.


5. Social Interaction: Joining community gardening projects or simply sharing your gardening experiences with friends and family can provide social support and combat feelings of loneliness or isolation, which are common in depression.


Overall, gardening offers a holistic approach to improving mental well-being by combining physical activity, exposure to nature, a sense of purpose, and opportunities for social connection.


So I am excited to see how many of you will start a garden now! Let’s go! Please post on social media and tag me @lianawernergray and @theearthdiet so I can see it and repost it! 


Start with ordering USDA-certified organic starter plants from Organic Harvest and plant them in soil, and if you don’t have soil get planter boxes. Organic Harvest is straight from the grower to your doorstep. They ship nationwide and they are shipping now! Now is the time to plant as it’s spring. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to start something new or add some new plants to your already existing garden. 


You can use my code: earthdiet10 and receive a beautiful 10% discount off your first order! Please share with others. 


Happy gardening and enjoy reaping all the benefits!