When you’re a beginner, it’s easy to fall into the old habits of eating, living in boxes, and not taking advantage of all that gardening has to offer. It’s easy to underestimate the joys of gardening. But, you should really give it a chance.
The first benefit is the new supply of plants and plant life you’ll be able to nurture. For a beginner, this can be the difference between starting up an old garden and starting up a new one. As with most things, a newbie needs something new. Some plants will never grow at all in your home environment, so take the chance of planting something you’ll enjoy growing.
Plants provide moisture and nutrients for the roots, but their growth and root systems need sunlight, water, and proper soil in order to thrive. Some plants, like roses, bloom only in the springtime. Others, like roses, may prefer full sun and warm conditions in the summer. Taking the time to do some research on what plants you enjoy, and that you can easily care for will pay off greatly.
The second benefit of gardening is the environmental benefits. People love to have fresh vegetables on their dinner plate, or on top of the last bite. Gardening is green, ecologically speaking, and not only is gardening good for the planet, but it is also good for the environment in many other ways.
Third, gardening is a great addition to the diet. As a gardener, you are already cutting back on junk food and processed foods, and adding another tasty vegetable to your plate can be a great addition. Gardening can also give you a chance to try something new, which may include you becoming more accustomed to a new diet, and you may find yourself eating less sugar, more fiber, and lots of healthy plant food.
The fourth benefit of gardening is that, if you have children, it can help them develop better-eating habits. Children are more apt to experiment with what they eat than adults and may pick up the habit from you while they’re still young. It can also be a source of exercise.
Another final benefit of gardening is that, as a hobby, it’s an economic asset. It’s a very good money maker because if you look in your local magazines, you can usually find people who buy plants and then sell the plants, plants that are grown at home.
If all of this sounds like it’s just too good to be true, then you’re probably right. There are some downsides, too. For example, while gardening is extremely low-maintenance, you still have to go out and buy the plants you’ll be growing, mow the lawn, keep the house clean, tend the garden, and protect the plants from weeds. If you have kids, you have to be there to supervise the gardening, which can be tough on the family.
But if you look around the world and take a look at the problems people face in their own lives, and how their lack of garden equipment has brought them to the edge, you’ll see that having some plants on the table to eat and to use to make compost are essential to survival. Of course, we can’t always control the weather and the world’s natural elements, but we can live without, for a short period. With a little work and some plants to keep, we can keep ourselves and our families from having to survive on handouts.
When you start a garden, it’s easy to get distracted by the people who tell you that you’ll need lots of space and an acre of land in order to have enough room for your garden, and how much bigger your yard must be to accommodate all those bushes and trees that will fill the whole lot. But for the beginning gardener, this can be very misleading.
Overall, the reason why so many people do gardening is that they enjoy growing and tending their own vegetables, fruits, and plants. It’s a fun hobby and can even give you a self-fulfilling sense of fulfillment, as well as adding to your small business since you can sell what you produce.