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Benefits of Gardening

By Edited Jan 8, 2016 0 0

Gardening is a great activity to get into. Although gardening takes a lot of effort, it is definitely worth it. If you decide to get into gardening, it is beneficial to rent books at the library about this subject. You will then be able to easily distinguish what weeds and plants look like. It is always helpful when starting out to get a friend that knows a thing or two about gardening to help. Sometimes those delicious vegetable plants can look exactly like weeds and vice versa. It is important to be able to know the two apart so you don't pull something that should be staying in the ground. You wouldn't want to interrupt one of your tomato plants.

Get outside. Spending time outside is very healthy. The sun contains a lot of vitamins that are beneficial to you. Some people find every excuse not to get outside. Maybe they are too bust working, watching television, or spending time with their children. Now you have a great excuse for going outside, which is working on your garden. It is important that you are out there everyday maintaining it by plucking weeds and watering your garden.


Eat healthy. You can grow many different things in a garden from tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, asparagus and beans. You can even grow herbs. Herbs are very healthy for you and you can mix them with your food when cooking. This gives your food great flavor and uniqueness. Not only are vegetables healthy for you, but you can also grow vegetables that taste better than grocery store. You won't need to eat vegetables that contain pesticides anymore if you don't spray your garden with them. You can even start an organic diet.

Save money. People are always talking about eating healthier and dieting. Unfortunately, vegetables are so expensive to buy at the store, which makes eating healthy very difficult. Now you can save your money and grow vegetables in your own garden! Saving money always feels great when you don't even need to leave home to eat healthy.

Make it a positive experience. One of the benefits of gardening is doing something positive. You should always garden for a positive experience. If you are getting a negative feeling out of gardening then maybe this isn't the right hobby for you. Doing something that you dislike can lead to depression which is exactly what you are trying to get away from. If you honestly feel as if gardening isn't right for you as it leaves you frustrated, then it is time to find a different hobby.


Enjoying the sun outside, eating healthy and saving money are all benefits of gardening. Allowing your children to help in the garden will help you save time and they can learn from what you teach them. What a great family experience. Teach your family the great reasons why you should garden so your children can grow up gardening as well. Remind them that gardening is a lot of work but will definitely be worth it in the end.

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