The lows and lows of the world from early 2020 till June 2021, gardening has become the utmost best way to spend any past-time. With gardening being one of the best ways to release stress or finding a way to escape a hard day’s work, those little sprouting seedlings are seeing more care than ever before.
Firstly, gardening offers a way to de-stress and provides healthy mental health. Oddly enough 2020 has offered the time for the rest of us to get back in touch with nature. To dig our hands into the soil and watch those little seedlings turn into giant outdoor/indoor plants. Let alone, starting a garden can help with sustaining a community with available food.
How Can Gardening Improve Your Health?
Absolutely! Being able to grow your own food to feed yourself, your family or, the neighbors living on your block; being able to grow your own food to sustainably satisfy an organic diet or just for a healthier lifestyle overall can completely improve your health status. While, gardening will be a touch aspect to grasp because plants grow differently depending on where you live. If you live in the northern hemisphere, check out the plants that thrive in that landscape and check out the plants that can’t survive as well.
However, it should be noted: Find out if you are allergic to anything, including food. Because no one wants to grow vegetables and they are allergic to one.
Take the proper time to read through blogs, books, and watch YouTube videos that show tutorials on how to set up a garden box, or area. However, always test your your soil with tools available on Amazon to ensure the soil will not kill the seedlings before they grow.
Continuing with how gardening can improve your health, the first rule of thumb: Your mind will thank you for not being in front of a screen for so long. The best antidote for constantly checking your phone is by having your hands playing in the dirt. Did you know that contact with harmless bacteria in the soil that helps release serotonin in the brain? How incredible is that! Along with allowing any stress to melt away, the needed sunlight (always wear sunscreen) and fresh air to help open our lungs to become even stronger.
Does An Indoor Garden Have the Same Benefits?
Indoor plants and flowers can be a huge benefit to your indoor living space. Even bedrooms can be decorated with lively plants! Fun fact: If you suffer from asthma several types of ferns are great plants to have to help alleviate your asthma. Ferns such as the Boston Fern can help alleviate or causes your allergies to flare up. We suggest doing research to see what plant will add to your easy breathing rather than add chaos to your living area.
Do we have to mention how incredible indoor plants can look in a classic statue vase, just like above? When you you’re own style and combine that with decorating your home or room, plants make everything better. And guess what you can get free flowers if you have a garden growing outside! The benefits of starting and managing a garden is endless. From the mental, physical and spiritual health adding a plus factor, along with general stress relief in a matter of minutes.
By all means test out what it means to manage a garden, it’s not easy in the slightest. Certain sunny days can sunburn vegetables, and certain heavy rain days can cause soil and roots to create mold or drown in the water. That means never place your garden in a low spot within your property ever. Unless it’s a weeping willow tree (they love water) then that’s the only exception.
Take the time to find out how your garden has changed your health, what’s the benefits and why that change has been incredibly welcomed. As the title states, these are the reasons why gardening has become the ultimate favorite hobby in the last year.