My friend is an ardent gardener, and, as I watch him tenderly staking his tomatoes, watering without fail after the hot days and harvesting a bumper crop of apricots, I can’t help but draw the parallel between growing a healthy garden, and growing a healthy body. Although growing a healthy garden is much more complicated because you have to tend to the growth needs of sometimes hundreds of different ‘participants’! I’m quite happy to only look after growing one!

So how does he do it? With a great deal of love, and by following what is known to work for each plant in his area. He knows when to fertilise, when to prune, which other plants to plant next to, where to plant, how much sun or shade is required, what type of soil is most beneficial, what type of fertiliser, what disease to look out for and how to prevent them, and even which day to plant them in the first place!

All this reliable information from studying the plants – hundreds of years of observation, research and scientific calculation have gone into the process to find out what works for each individual species of plant – and there are so many plants out there – all with a different purpose, all with slightly different needs, especially when they are planted in an environment very different to their natural habitat.

When we think of a tropical island, we think of palm trees – but then again, palm trees also grow in the desert. To the untrained eye they look the same, but a different species of palm will fare better in different climate and environment.

So the important factor here is to know which particular plant you are dealing with.

When you identify what you are dealing with, you can source your information, specific to your area. You can find out which phase of the moon is best to plant with, where to get the fertiliser you need in your local area, which other plants you should invite into your garden and how you should arrange the plants to make sure they’re in the most prosperous location. Once that is all organised, you can go about your daily maintenance, with the best fertilisers and as much as they need of each during each season and as they age.

Pretty soon you’ll have a bountiful crop and beautiful lush foliage from your extra care.

When I look at my own life, and growing my own human body over the years, I notice that when I give myself the most prosperous growing environment, I thrive and go through each day with strength and confidence.

I make sure I plant myself in my ideal environment, or alter my surroundings as much as possible to suit me.

I invite people into my life who will help me thrive and try to avoid those who will leech my energy.

I choose the foods that will give my body the energy and nutrients it needs each day.

I ensure I use my natural talents to give back to the rest of my ‘garden’.

I use my body in the way that it was meant to be used to move and be active and I stop to regenerate at the time of year when it will benefit me most.

When I thrive in my life, my life thrives around me. Everyone that plants themselves close-by gets to feed from my happiness and health – and I know I have plenty to go ‘round.

So as you grow your body in your garden of life, be sure to find out what helps you to thrive. If you’re not sure where to look or how to do it, PH360 will give you the information you need.

Your garden can be the most beautiful, luscious playground you can imagine – all you need is the know-how and the desire to make it so!

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