It has become very important to live an organic life and importance of plants in the environment has increased. With this thought, the technique of home gardening has increased tremendously in the past few years. Home gardening is one of the best hobbies adopted by the home owners. It relieves a lot of stress and gives peace of mind as well
A home garden can take various forms; home owners can either go for growing small plants in small containers or build a garden in the backyard. There are many benefits of growing a garden at home:
- Easy Access: if you are growing vegetables and fruits in the home garden, then it gives you easy access to all the fresh produce all year along. Growing vegetables at home may cost money on seeds and supplies like fertilizers equipment etc. however, a single plant gives a lot of produce and hence the cost can be very well recovered
- Healthy Environment: A home garden gives a good opportunity to contribute towards a positive environmental impact. Kitchen and yard waste can be recycled to make a compost pile which in turn gives nutrients into the garden. This activity reduces a considerable amount of waste produce and acts as a natural fertilizer to the plants. Mulching in and around plants in the home garden also reduces erosion and runoff
- Enjoyment: A home garden gives enjoyment to the entire family. Watching the plants and produce grow and providing fruits gives a sense of satisfaction to the gardeners. Building and maintaining a home garden gives the entire family a chance to work and spend time together. Also, gardening is proved to be a good way of outdoor exercise recommended by doctors to release stress and anxiety.
Thus the benefits of gardening make the physical exertion and costs incurred for gardening worth its effort.