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The Joy of Gardening

One of the most enjoyable hobbies I have discovered over the course of my life is gardening. In this blog post I will tell you a few of the reasons why I find gardening to be so enjoyable. Perhaps I can convince you to give it a try sometime.

There is something special about planting a seed and watching it sprout. Once you have invested that time, you feel obligated to nurture the plant that you have helped bring to life. Each day you take a look at your plants, give them some water, and make sure they are doing okay. Over time, these plants reward you by giving you a beautiful sight to look at, as well as giving you food to consume.

Another benefit of gardening is that it’s a very peaceful activity. Much our lives is caught up with busy or noisy activities. Long commuting to work, noisy busy offices, loud aggressive traffic, pollution, and stressful people can take a toll on our mental health. Gardening is the perfect escape from that kind of stress. It’s just you and your plants.

Watching your plants grow over time is a very satisfying activity as well. It’s always impressive to see something that you planted as a seed grow into a large plant that you eventually can consume. It brings you back to feeling of how people used to live off of the land before many people started consuming food from grocery stores.

Another great thing about gardening is it’s actually good for your health. Studies have shown this. The act of watering and taking care of plants forces you to get some exercise. It’s better than sitting around on the couch, that’s for sure.

Many people think gardening is difficult. It’s actually easier than you think. Seeds are naturally inclined to sprout and grow, all you need to do is provide them with the right conditions. The main things a plant needs are light, water, and air. As long as you are providing these elements in appropriate amounts your plants will thrive. Remember, many plants grow wild in nature all on their own without any help from human beings. Gardening is definitely an activity which requires some trial and error. Don’t be afraid to start the process and learn by doing.

Finally, what is better than consuming fresh, home grown vegetables and lettuces grown right from your own garden? You can clip lettuce straight from your garden and right into your salad bowl. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. Additionally, you do not need to worry about who may have handled your vegetables at the store or in transit. Always remember to wash any vegetables you pull, even from your own garden.

Thank you reader, for taking the time to read this short blog post about the joys of gardening. I hope I have convinced you to try your hand at it. Some of the vegetables I personally like to grow are cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuces. Have a great day and happy gardening.

©2020 Richard Gillespie