Do you miss eating delicious fresh salads in the winter season, or feel frustrated by the lack of fresh veggies and fruits when the cold seasons arrive? You can easily turn winter into spring by starting up your own indoor garden. With a home indoor garden, you will have access to fresh produce all year long, and best of all you will know that it has been grown in the healthiest and most organic way possible as well. Plus, imaging how much money you can save from buying overpriced vegetables and fruits from your local grocery store, if you have your own garden within the realms of your apartment or house. Starting up and caring for an indoor garden is actually easier than it may seem. All you need to do is know the basics about indoor gardening and follow a few basic tips.
Gardening is great for your body in terms of flexibility and fitness, but it is also beneficial for improving mental health. In the previous year, King's Fund health charity reported that gardening regularly aids in our overall well being. It is an activity that aids in keeping the whole body busy and working, from lifting pots with your arms and legs, pruning using your wrists and hands, and planting and bending using your hips and knees, and more. Of course, it is important to keep up proper posture. If you can squat during your gardening, do so. This will aid you in keeping your balance, and your body strong and flexible.
It may seem unreasonable to go through all the trouble of growing one’s own fruits while supermarkets and local stores offer them in bulk. However, homegrown fruits and vegetables not only serve to beautify homes, but also offer immense nutritional value. Their alternatives, commercial fruits, are grown on large scale farms using unregulated fertilizers and pesticides. This ultimately degrades their nutritional value while also exposing consumers to adverse effects such as cancer. Apart from having an aesthetically appealing garden, individuals growing their own fruits stand to derive the following health benefits.
Posted in Gardening on Dec 16, 2018
Small gardens do not mean small pleasures. In fact, small gardens can be cosy and create a space for relaxation and reflection. Here are some tips by landscaper Nick Lancaster from Groby Landscapes, a professional landscaping team based in Leicester, UK.
Plants work by releasing more oxygen into the air, as well as take out toxic compounds and gases from the environment. This translates to richer and fresher air in the house. Introducing plants to your bedroom could be the solution you have been looking to get good quality sleep. Some of the best plants for this purpose are outlined below.
Gypsum might be used for construction, but since it’s a great source of calcium you can also use it as a fertilizer if you want to. The great benefit here is that you can easily protect plants from nutrient excess or deficiency. Basically, you can prevent situations when your plants have heavy metal contamination or a very high/low pH. If you combine it with organic matter, gypsum has the potential to boost the soil structure naturally and that will help a lot.
If you have ever spent time in a garden, you already know how beautiful they are to look at. What you might not be aware of, however, is that the simple act of gardening could help improve your health.
Posted in Gardening on Oct 19, 2018
When spring rolls around, the gardening season gets underway. If you do everything right in the spring, your yard and garden will look beautiful all summer long. Check out these suggestions from some of our leading experts to create a garden that you can be proud of this year.
Greenhouses are an excellent way to extend the growing season no matter where you live. They are also great for providing a steady climate for your plants.