Gardening Makes You Beautiful Inside and Out

By Alexandra Lily Swanston August 12, 2021

Gardening Makes You BeautifulThrough the centuries, gardens have served not only as places to grow plants but as spaces for people to relax, to focus and to connect with nature and each other. Today, gardening can provide  many mental health benefits for your daily life. Here are some of the benefits from gardening for your mental/physical health.

Not only can the quality of your food improve when you’re growing it yourself, but it can also be a money saver. Instead of buying a bag or head or lettuce for a dollar or two, you can buy a tray of six plants or a pack of 200 seeds for two dollars.

When you do start working on your beautiful garden remember to grow organically. Organic gardens are gaining popularity as people realize the many benefits to themselves, the environment and other living creatures. Organic gardening simply means not using synthetic or chemical fertilizers, insecticides or pesticides. Instead, organic gardeners stick to fertilizers made from animal or  vegetable by-products and get creative when dealing with unwanted pests, often utilizing beneficial insects or plants that deter the unwelcome visitors.

Not only does an organic garden cause less harm than conventional-type gardening, it actually has many benefits.

Go to your local library or useful websites online, read up on gardening tips and tools and start creating your dream garden today!

Resources:
www.webmd.com
www.healthymindsphilly.org
www.planetnatural.com

1 Responses to "Gardening Makes You Beautiful Inside and Out"

Scott Stuller says:

August 12, 2021 at 04:31 am

Gardening has been a great joy of mine since my first vegetable garden as a kid. Planting a seed into the ground and nurturing the life that sprouts from it is rewarding and fun. You may get better yields from GMO plants and maybe chemical fertilizers… but I remember my Grandfather saying “Boy! You want quantity or quality!”. An old Lady once told me “Do you want to know what we called organic food when I was a kid on the farm? …. Food”. Growing is a great stress reliever and organic growing is the only way to go. Thank you for posting this! 🙂

Angela Robinson-Platz replied:

October 30, 2021 at 04:32 am

Hi Scott, Where would be we without gardening? It is one of our truest joys in life. Thank you for sharing your story. Organic gardening is the only way to go! Angela

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