April 14, it’s time for gardeners to pick up a their shovels, plant some seeds, and kick off a year of beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables.

Gardening is a satisfying pastime that you will enjoy for decades. Growing your own food also provides fresh and natural nourishment for your family and saves you time and money spent at the grocery store.

National Gardening Day was founded in by Cool Springs Press, a publisher of gardening books, to  celebrate gardening and to encourage people to learn more about how to garden.