Spring is officially here and for many that means getting outdoors more — whether for leisure, exercise or possibly landscaping and gardening. If you’re thinking about planting a flower or vegetable garden this year, there’s good news — Gardens offer multiple benefits!
According to an article by Mother Nature Network, there are more benefits to gardening than fresh fruits and vegetables.
Gardening can improve your outlook on life, lower certain health risks and provide a good night’s sleep. To learn more about the health benefits of gardening, read the full article HERE!
Gardening not only saves you money on groceries, but offers several other potential financial benefits. According to U.S. News, gardens can boost your mood, saving you the money you would spend on coffee, shopping or other mood-boosters. Gardening can also replace that pricey gym membership and even make you money should you choose to sell your harvest. For more on the financial benefits of gardening, go HERE.
Small space? No Problem!
A vegetable or flower garden doesn’t have to occupy a large space. In fact, small gardens often make more efficient use of space than large ones.
Use space efficiently with raised beds, by planting vegetables such as cucumber vines that can be trained to grow up rather than out and consider incorporating containers for herbs, peppers, tomatoes and other small vegetables.
Read more at: Small Vegetable Garden Design