Benefits of a home garden

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Benefits of a home garden

The Sunday Mail

HOME gardening is a hobby that can bring great joy to your life, enable you to get some free exercise, and bring the entire family together.

Home gardening is versatile.

Some people think they need a huge yard to have their own garden, but nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how much space you have, you can always find room for a few plants. This is true even if you live in an apartment or only have a small porch. All you need is a great attitude and a bit of creativity.

Relieves stress

Gardening is a very soothing hobby. Digging in the dirt and watching vegetables grow a bit every day is incredibly rewarding. Gardening is a wonderful activity to relieve stress.

When you are outdoors, you will be exercising, and best of all, the activity often takes one’s mind off work and other forms of stress.

It is a family activity

For some, gardening is a solo activity. But this does not have to be the case. Why not ask your spouse and/or children to give you a hand in the garden? You may be surprised by how much fun you can all have together. We often resort to spending a bunch of money to have fun, but working in a garden together costs nothing.

Saves money

For many people, this is the number one reason to start a garden. However, make sure you plant seeds for things you will actually enjoy eating. Popular options include tomatoes, oranges, peppers and lettuce.

Cool weather crops like carrots, potatoes, onions, and winter squash can be stored for quite a long time. Other vegetables, like tomatoes, peas, cucumbers and beets are easy to preserve with freezing.

A good rule of thumb is to look at the vegetables you are buying at the store already.

For instance, if you love eating lettuce, tomatoes and spinach, try to grow them in your own garden and save so much money. —

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