Growing your own garden is so rewarding. Some of you might think that you don’t have a green thumb because of a plant that might have died in your care. There could have been a few factors that caused this.
But don’t let that discourage you from growing a few plants. In this article I’ll share 3 reasons why I think you should start your own patio garden.
Gardening Is A Stress Reliever
After a stressful day at work I look forward to watering my plants once I get home. Sometimes it’s nice to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and breeze.
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing your plants grow before your eyes. I started my patio garden by growing a sweet potato indoors in a half-filled cup of water. At first I put it on the kitchen counter away from sunlight, but the first potato started getting moldy. I tossed that one and started over, but this time I put the cup near the window and raised the blinds to get a lot of sunlight. It seemed like every day I looked at it, it grew a few inches. That made me pretty excited.
(There’s a picture of it on the day I decided to plant it in soil outside).
Free Food As Much As You Want
You have the power to grow as much produce as you can handle. Your garden can be as little or as big as you want it to be. Some plants grow a lot so you might want to invest in a deep freezer later as you continue your grow journey.
I love watermelon A LOT. I planted about 5 seeds in a large container and they are ALL sprouting!
You don’t have to stick to a certain kind of plant either. Of course your location matters, so you’ll want to do a little research on the best produce to grow during a certain time of the year.
I’m sure you’ve heard that eating more fruits and veggies are good for you. I actually agree with that because I did a small experiment on myself a while back.
(I might write an article about the outcome).
If you decide to just grow flowers and not grow food, that’s fine. Gardening is just healthier overall.
- Outdoor gardening helps you get fresh air and a chance to get out of the house or office.
- Indoor gardening might help the air quality inside your home (we’ll talk about that later).
- If your mood is great then your physical health will also be great.
Gardening is a stress reliever. Plant your problems away. 🙂
Grow as much free food as you like. Share with the neighbor or your entire community.
Planting greens promotes a healthier lifestyle overall.
Do you garden already? If so, how does it help you? I’d love to hear from you!