Spring is right around the corner and that means many people will begin to get ready to plant their flower and vegetable gardens. Gardening is not only one of the oldest human pastimes, it’s also one of the most popular , with over 75% of the American population taking part according to a National Gardening Survey.
If you are an avid gardener, you probably already know the many benefits that come with the hobby. But if you are someone who is considering taking up the hobby, here are some of the benefits you can expect:
Improve Your Immune System
While we can get critical vitamin D from some foods and supplements, there is no better source than the sun. Gardening gives you a great reason to head outdoors and spend some time soaking up those healthy rays. Just 30 minutes of gardening is all that you need to give your immune system a boost.
If you grow your own veggies, you know there is nothing quite like going out into your backyard and gathering the ingredients you need for a salad for dinner. Since these veggies are straight out of the ground, they are still loaded with vital nutrients that the produce at our local grocery stores often lack due to long transit times.
As an added bonus, you can save a lot of money growing your own herbs and vegetables!
It seems it is getting harder and harder to get the family together for some bonding time, as we’re all so busy with work, school, and extracurricular activities. Gardening is a great (and healthy) way to get everyone together on the weekend to work on a common project.
These are just a handful of reasons why gardening is such a wonderful endeavor. If you haven’t given gardening a try before, make this spring the time you plant a new hobby.