Gardeners often disregard the impact soil has on the health of their plants. Soil preparation isn’t the most thrilling aspect of planting a garden, but it’s certainly one of the most important. If your soil is right, your garden will reach its full potential.
Agriculture covers more than half of Earth’s terrestrial surface and contributes roughly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. As the effects of climate change intensify and paths for limiting global warming narrow, lawmakers and environmental advocates have rallied behind “carbon farming” as a mutually beneficial solution for society, the environment and farmers.
For as long as humans have been growing their own food, they have looked to the phases of the moon to guide their gardening practices. Although the origin of moon gardening was planted in traditional wisdom passed on through generations, the practice has recently attracted biological and horticultural research.
While edible plants offer delicious, nutritious food to sustain our bodies, ornamental plants appeal to our mindfulness and mental health (not to mention our desired aesthetics). They’re grown for decorative reasons, which makes them an attractive option for people looking to redesign their home or improve the look of their garden. But aside from the aesthetic charm, ornamental gardening offers many other perks. IF you’ve been tempted to pick up a shovel and get planting, let us draw up the list of pros to get you over the line (spoiler alert: we see no cons!)
We know that plants offer a bountiful array of benefits for our planet and its people. Throughout history, plants have been used as valuable resources for materials and clothing, for nutritional sustenance, as medical breakthroughs, an income for our communities whilst all along, helping us to breathe by producing oxygen and assisting in the preservation of the ozone layer. So the benefits of plants have been well-documented, right? But did you know the act of planting, and maintaining a garden can be deeply beneficial for you too?
Getting out into the sunshine to cultivate your own home garden can be an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience. Whether you are nurturing endless rows of flourishing flowers or growing your own deliciously fresh veggie garden, gardening offers a feeling of accomplishment along with an abundance of major health benefits.