Negosentro.com | Gardening at home as become a fast-growing trend these days. Especially for those who have opened their eyes to the quality and state of the produce we’re given in the grocery stores. More and more, it’s looking like a better idea to grow your own produce at home. Plus, gardening has an array of other great benefits. Read on to check them out!
Control Over Your Food
When you do you own gardening, you can grow whatever you want, as long as it can grow in the climate you live in. Potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, beans, radishes, you name it. Instead of wasting money at the grocery on mass produced items, grow it yourself and gain control of your nutrition.
Most of the produce found in grocery stores have been doused in pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Even thorough washing doesn’t get rid of it all. And don’t even get me started on GMOs (genetically modified organisms). When you grow your own produce at home, you can skip the cancer causing, unnecessary chemicals and eat with a peace of mind.
Fresh produce each day can be hard on the wallet, especially if you have a family to feed. No one has time, or the money, to make a trip to the grocery store every other day. And you can buy fresh produce in bulk because of its short lifespan. Also, reuse your scraps to compost in the backyard and save money on fertilizer and nutrients by making your own! Backyard Boss has great tips on that! By growing your own at home in a garden or greenhouse, you can control the amount your grow and use while saving tons of money each year.
Improve Appearance of Property
A garden, when taken care of and kept up each day, can vastly improve the look of your backyard and overall property. Be the shiny star of the neighbourhood with your neatly groomed rows of veggies, your colorful and luscious flower beds, and thick bushels of foliage. A well-kept garden can help improve your chances of selling a property, too.
Growing your own vegetables, herbs, and other plants can have amazing health benefits. Directly, you control your diet with it. Grow what you want or need without having to rely on supplements or store-bought vitamins. Indirectly, tending to a garden at home has health benefits to your body physically because of the exercise that comes naturally with it. Gardening is an excellent low-key workout that you can do everyday, while also multitasking with garden care.
Gets You Outside
It seems like it’s harder and harder to find time to get outside these days. We all work too much, sleep too little, and rarely see the light of day, aside from the occasional day off. If you have a garden at home, it’s a great excuse to push yourself to get outside each day. Veen if it’s for a few minutes to go pull a few weeds or make sure it’s being watered properly. It holds you accountable.
Health benefits and everything else aside, gardening is just a great hobby. Hands down. Everyone can do it. You can choose what to grow, how much, where, and when. You can start off small, whatever your busy schedule allows. Even if it’s just a simple herb garden. It also makes a great family hobby to get outside and spend time with the kids. Get their hands in the dirt, teach them the fundamentals, and instil a love of gardening at an early age so they can take that with them through life.
This is a point that often gets overlooked when it comes to gardening at home. If you have the space and the time to devote to it, you can supplement your income with a couple of garden beds and greenhouses. Grow a popular veggie such as carrots or potatoes and sell at local farmer’s markets or just in your neighbourhood. Grow beautiful flowers to sell, too. Rent out spaces in your garden for others to grow their stuff who may not have the space at home. There are so many options!
And there you have it! I hope this list of awesome ways you can benefit from gardening at home as helped open your mind to all the possibilities you have right at our fingertips. With a little time, patience, and good old fashioned elbow grease, you can start your own hobby farm right in your backyard!