The Benefits of Gardening
Spring has sprung along with planting season. Do you already have a garden? Perhaps you’re considering starting one!
Gardening is a great way to stay active and relieve some stress.
It is an excellent low-impact exercise that can help improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Gardening has been shown to help burn calories and lower blood pressure, making it an ideal activity for those who want to stay fit and healthy.
Gardening is also an excellent way to boost your mental health. Gardening requires focus and commitment around something pleasant and enjoyable. It is a great way to disconnect from technology and the stresses of daily life.
In addition to physical and mental health benefits, gardening also provides nutritional benefits.
Growing your fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to ensure that you are consuming fresh, healthy produce. It is also a great way to save money on groceries, as you can grow your food and reduce your reliance on processed and packaged foods. I don’t have anything in my back yard that doesn’t produce food. I have apples, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. We are considering adding a peach tree this year. I’ve also got peas, green beans, asparagus, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, dill, basil, and lavender. Trying some pink cauliflower this year, too.
Gardening is a great way to connect with nature and the environment. I don’t do flowers, but I know that a lovely flower garden can be a nice spot to sit and rest.
Your garden can be planted in various ways:
· Directly into the ground
· Stand alone pots
· Raised beds
· Tiers or terraces
So, grab your gardening gloves and get ready to reap the benefits of growing a garden!