Lady Flexes Veggies from Her Garden: "Never Hesitate to Start Small"

Lady Flexes Veggies from Her Garden: "Never Hesitate to Start Small"

- A young woman recently headed to Facebook to share a motivational post about growing her own vegetables to cook and eat at home

- Her inspiring post included a photo of herself smiling brightly as she holds some of the greens that were produced in her garden

- Many were left inspired to grow their own greens at home, taking to the comment section to thank her for the motivation

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Many locals are taking the leap and going green - with vegetable gardens that is. One such local is a South African woman that has been very busy in her garden growing veggies that have finally started to sprout.

Taking to Facebook's ImStaying, Portia Mkatu shared a highly motivational post about making the decision to grow her own food. Her inspirational post includes a picture of her posing proudly with the fruits of her labour - some spinach and peppers.

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"Because of the rich soil. From my garden. Never hesitate to start small. #ImStaying," she proudly captioned the post.
Lady Flexes Veggies from Her Garden: "Never Hesitate to Start Small"
This woman is proudly growing her own greens. Image: Portia Mkatu/ImStaying
Source: UGC

Sandra Coltorti said:

"You are amazing!! Very well done on your beautiful veggies."

Helen Sellick said:

"Wow! That's awesome!"

Annelise Coetzee said:

"Fantastic, well done."

Wp Vd Merwe Willie said:


Anne Honey said:

"It's so wonderful to see so many finally growing vegetables, keep up the good work."

Willie En Jessie Wessels said:

"Enjoy your own grown veggies."

Beaurothy Masikane commented:

"Well done baby girl. Very impressive!"

In similar inspirational veggie garden stories, reaching a point where you are able to eat from your very own garden is something many people undoubtedly aspire to do. A young South African man is one of the many who is currently living out that dream.

Taking to Facebook's ImStaying group with a great attempt to persuade others to follow suit, he shared a post about how he has been growing his very own fruit and vegetables which he transformed into delectable home-made cuisine. The post also features videos and pictures of the foods as well as some snippets of him preparing them.

"#ChowWhatYouGrow #SonOfTheSoil #MusonzaIndustriesInc," he captioned the highly inspirational and motivational Facebook post.


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