It doesn’t matter whether you live in an apartment or a house with an enormous yard, gardening has something to offer to everyone. From flowers to vegetables you’re sure to have an ideal garden. Flowers and vegetables work well on a balcony as well as in your yard. Well-tended gardens are lovely to look at and add in plenty of color to your yard. Friends and neighbors will give you lots of compliments which will make you feel even better about your garden.
There are many therapeutic benefits as well in gardening. Gardening has long been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as improve your health. It’s an ideal way to redirect your focus if you’re stressed or in need of some exercise. As you work on pulling weeds, sowing seeds and watching the bees pollinate the garden, you’ll find that you’re more relaxed. Soon, you’ll find that there is an entirely new world out there in watching your garden flourish.
Gardening can boost your attitude and give you a reason to exist. There are benefits to growing your own food and stress reduction as well. Gardening is an ideal way to get your exercise. If you need to turn your garden beds, weed them as well as mulch and plant in your garden, you’re sure to feel better when you’re done. Picture how you’re going to lose that excess weight and improve your muscle strength. Picture how you’re growing your own flowers for your home and how you’re growing your own food. It’s a win-win situation.
An added benefit to growing your own vegetables is that you’ll know exactly where your food came from. You’ll know that no harsh chemicals were used in your garden to control bugs or weeds. Your vegetables will be free of any herbicides. You have no idea if this is the case when you buy produce in the grocery store. This is a huge benefit for having your own garden.
There are also many great economic benefits to growing your food. Small packages of seeds can grow hundreds of carrots as well as cabbage, kale and swiss chard. It can also grow lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, onions, zucchinis, garlic and other vegetables without spending a fortune. Some plants have longer seasons than others so you’ll have to start them indoors before the last frost. Others, grow easily indoors and can be moved outdoors and brought back indoors at the end of the season making them the ideal vegetable to grow year around.
Gardening also improves your social life. It gives neighbors and friends a subject that they know you’re interested in. It can be impressive to find out where those vegetables came from on your plate. Your friends and neighbors will think very highly of you for giving them food from your own garden. You’ll also learn a lot regarding gardening as you plan out your own garden.
Even if you’ve never tried gardening before, you’ll find that all you have to do is plant a few seeds in some good soil and add in some compost. Just keep your garden watered and protect it from weeds and soon, you’ll be enjoying flowers and vegetables from your own garden. Read a few books on “easy gardening” and you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert gardener. It’s a wonderful hobby to enjoy.