Gardens are one of the best places to come and relax. Gardening is also a great hobby which teaches you, patience. There is nothing better than eating fresh fruits and vegetables that were grown in your garden. You need not worry about the pesticides or the chemical fertilizers that might have been added to the plants. Gardening is a great way to spend time with nature, and it also promotes a good mental health.
The following are some of the advantages of a home garden:
Healthy body and mind:
Gardening is a great way to get yourself out and exercise. Apart from losing weight and keeping fit gardening can reduce your stress level, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and also help you fight depression. Studies have shown that by merely going to the garden and looking at plants can generate changes in blood pressure, muscle tension, heart activity and brain electrical activity. You can find lots of colors and textures in a garden, and this invokes the emotions of tranquillity, calmness, and happiness. Gardening is a great feel-good pastime, and it also has evolved as a form of therapy for our soul and body.
Access to Fresh fruits and vegetables:
The fruits and vegetables we get from the market are prone to have pesticides and farmers might have added chemical fertilizers for better yield these pesticides and chemical fertilizers can cause harm to your health. On the other hand, when you grow vegetables and fruits in your garden you can be sure that the product you get is from a fresh source and is safe to consume. It might seem like you have to put in a lot of effort to maintain the gardens, but it worth the reward.
Gets you connect with people with similar interest:
There are many community gardens which are coming up recently in many places. The main idea is to encourage people to get out of the house and get some physical activity, meet people who are also interested in gardening and to relax your mind and body. By meeting new people, you make new friends, and you can get various gardening tips and tricks from those people. You can also share your experience and get connected with them.
You can involve your entire family to join you and make it a good family time. You may be surprised to see the fun you will have together. In today’s world, most of the families do not spend time together. Gardening is a fun way to get along with each other. You can also teach you, children, how to plant saplings, and they will have a better understanding of plant growth.
We learn many new things:
We need our hands to do gardening, but we also need our brains to tell our hands what to do. We need to learn how to plan the layout of the garden; we need to research on various kinds of plants that grow well in different soils and climate. You also need to understand and learn various gardening techniques.