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Hello fellow gardeners! 

If you love to garden in the great outoors then you are in good company!  Whether you like planting flowers or veggies, I, that is, Dr. Keyes, have some information that could save your gardening career. The number one cause of failed gardens is....?

1. poor soil conditions?

2. bad seeds?

3. not enough light?

4. bad back?

5. not enough or too much water?


If you answered #4, then you were right!! The number one cause for the garden not growing is you being out of commission with a bad back so you couldn't tend to it!!

But I am here to help. As you may know, I live in the country, on a hobby farm. Chickens, ducks, geese, donkey, llama, flowers, fruits and veggies (and of course my little human seedlings). How do I keep my back in shape?

First, I see my chiropractor on a regular basis. Second, I follow these little tips, that you can follow too by clicking here to view the Ontario Chiropractic Association's  pamphlet called Plant and Rake Without the Ache!

Think of yourself as a garden. Even before you plant, you need to prepare the soil! That is what this pamphlet is all about: preparing you to use your body for gardening. Have a read of the pamphlet, try out the exercises, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Happy gardening,


Dr. Keyes