The Perks Of Having An Outdoor Garden
How do you convince yourself to stick to your gardening passion?
When gardening feels like a passion to you, it’s unquestionable why you do it. For us gardeners, taking care of our beloved plants is an honor. However, you can’t deny there are days when you feel like your cup of creativity has run out. It’s like you don’t know why you ever began gardening in the first place.
You look at your outdoor garden, and it’s terrific. The sight of it makes your heart skip a bit. But when it comes to taking out your gardening tools and putting more color and beauty in your outdoor garden, you feel like you don’t have the energy.
This is a scenario we are all familiar with. It’s good to be passionate about something, but there will always be days when you will be tested. During these times, it is important to recall and recount the benefits of having an outdoor garden. Here are some of them.
1. You Get To Have Full Control Over Your Crops For Your Outdoor Garden
We all see the day when we doubt all the effort and sweat we put into our outdoor garden and wonder what it would be like to be like any other citizen and buy our vegetables from the market?
It would certainly be more comfortable for your end since you no longer have an outdoor garden to take care of every day. On the other hand, just like the rest of your neighbors, you only get the kind of crops the rest of the town is getting.
That’s not so bad, but if you’re used to eating fresh vegetables, this might become an issue not just preferably speaking, but also regarding health.
Or maybe it will be too late for you to realize that there were some added condiments in your purchased vegetables that you’re allergic to. You never know.
The point here is that when you are growing your outdoor garden, you get to have full control over the crops that you plant. You decide if it’s organic. If you want fresh vegetables, you can design a planting system for that.
2. You Live A Healthier Lifestyle Compared To The Rest Of The Town
Some people would say that living a healthy lifestyle is a choice. There is some truth to this, but it’s not universal. You see, not all people are blessed to have the resources to live a healthy lifestyle.
Not everyone knows how to keep and maintain an outdoor garden. Sure, they can always purchase their vegetables and fruits in the market. There is no assurance, however, that the crops they buy still have the same amount of proteins and nutrients as it is supposed to have.
Crops that are made to be sold in the market are sometimes planted with different kinds of fertilizers and pesticides, not only rids them with bugs. It also kills the good bacteria of those vegetables. So, when you bring them to your kitchen table, it is no longer the nutritious vegetable that you were hoping for.
Of course, if you have a garden outside your footstep, it’s quite a different scenario. You have the option to keep things organic.
And since vegetables are a lot more affordable when you are the one growing them, you have more freedom to serve as many vegetables for yourself and your family. The vegetables that you eat are healthier compared to what the rest of the town is eating.
3. Having An Outdoor Garden, Your Yard Becomes More Inviting
There are plenty of ways to beautify one’s backyard, but nothing adds more color and tone to your house other than having an outdoor garden, equipped not only with flowers but also with vegetables.
Crops are more likely to attract butterflies and bees as well. So, your whole garden will benefit from the pollination. As a whole, your yard will be quite an attraction in town.