National Gardening Month is a great opportunity for you to get outside and enjoy some fresh air after being cooped up all winter. But that’s not the only benefit to growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers throughout the year, and the following are just a few we like to brag about:
- It’s healthy. The food you grow in your garden is 100% fresh and chemical- and pesticide-free, and you’ll never have to worry about what went into producing it.
- It’s great exercise. Not only is the food you eat healthier, but the effort it takes to grow produce will help you lose some of that winter weight that’s lingering from the holidays.
- It’s fabulous stress relief. Gardening is a wonderful way to relieve tension, clear your head, and get re-centered at the end of a long week at work. Plus, you can invite the family to garden alongside you and build stronger family ties in the process of growing food together.
- It teaches resourcefulness. From fluctuating food prices to blights on the crops, learning to grow your own food is a skill that can help you weather any storm. It also saves you money throughout the year.
- It’s good for the environment. Plants consume CO2 and help keep the air clean. Your little garden might not be the Amazon, but it’s a start, and if everyone grew a garden, we’d have cleaner air. Plus, the amount of fuel and plastic used in producing and selling is less than store-bought produce.
National Gardening Month is an excellent time to grow everything from vegetables to flowers. We invite you to contact Rosehill Gardens for more information regarding our planting recommendations for the year ahead.