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5 Benefits of Having Your Own Garden

There are many benefits to having your own garden.

Not too long ago, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for every family to have a vegetable garden, at the very least. And a lot of families might have even had a flower garden or even additional gardens on top of that.

Even people in the city used to grow at least a few of their own vegetables, either in whatever space they could spare in their yard, or even in pots on the patio or on the window sill.

Well–thankfully, nowadays, there are a lot of vegetables available in the supermarket. In fact, it’s even true that you may not necessarily NEED a garden to survive. With that being said, there are still a lot of awesome benefits to having your own garden.

Let’s talk about why having a garden is still awesome.

1. You Get To Grow Your Own Fresh Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are not just good for you. They’re also delicious. And growing them is actually a lot of fun. If you’re looking for some simple, easy, and user-friendly vegetable options to get you started, consider growing some tomatoes, radishes, carrots, or potatoes.

If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced, you can try your hand at corn, squash, pumpkin, cucumber, and beans.

If you’re interested in taking things to an extra cool level—you could even consider growing cannabis (if you’re in a legal state). Using molasses and honey in the cultivation of cannabis ends up with better, healthier plants that’ll give you amazing yields.

Veriheal describes it like this: “Honey can be utilized as a rooting stimulant in cannabis cultivation. You don’t just use that honey that comes out of the little plastic bear bottle, though. You want to make sure it’s 100% pure and doesn’t have corn syrup”.

2. It Gives You A Reason To Get Outside

Getting outside into nature is really good for you. It’s not just good for you physically—it’s also really good for you emotionally and psychologically.  And let’s be honest—far too many people spend far too much time inside nowadays.

Getting out into your garden, to experience a bit of sunshine and fresh air is just one more great reason to consider starting a garden of your own.

3. It Gives You A Project That You Can Take Pride In

There are a lot of reasons to be proud of a project like a garden.

It requires a lot of time and energy. It also requires you to be organized and to put some kind of a system in place to keep all of those living plants alive. Plus, there are few things that are as beautiful as a well-tended garden.

If you grew a vegetable garden, you can also take pride in the fact that you literally grew something that you can now feed to your family.

Honestly, there are very few things that will make you feel that kind of pride.

4. It Can Connect You With Nature

Planting a garden can also connect you with nature.

When you dig into the earth, pull weeds, dig up grubs and worms, and experience the sights, smells, and feelings of all the different organic materials, that all serve to bring you closer to the earth, and give you some serious ‘closeness’ with nature itself.

And honestly, with so many humans living in modern homes and the concrete jungles of the city, this is really good for you.

5. It Can Give You Something Awesome To Do With Your Family

Gardening can also be a family activity. Kids love getting into the dirt, pulling weeds, and planting things!

And honestly, this is probably an activity that they’ll remember fondly for years to come.

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Now that you have some inspiration, maybe you should consider getting started.

 



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