Whether it is just a kitchen garden, flower garden or any other gardening you do at home, the advantages are plenty. In the end, you get more out of having a home garden than not having one at all. Some of the advantages include:
Contributing to Green Living
Home gardening plays an important role in increasing the environmental friendliness of your home. The ways it helps do that include the reusing of your excess house water for the plants, purifying the air around and inside your home, providing a place to recycle your organic kitchen waste as manure and many others.
Providing Fresh Farm Produce
Your kitchen garden can be used to grow all the vegetables that you need for use in the kitchen. This not only guarantees that they are healthy and uncontaminated, but also that you make great savings on produce. Farm produce contributes to a huge portion of monthly expenditure and you can cut this cost significantly by having a kitchen garden. Also, consider the fact that you will make fewer trips to the market or stores, which works both to reduce time wastage, vehicle pollution, and resource consumption.
Supplementing Your Income
Most people take to home gardening for home consumption. Nevertheless, there are ways that you can make a supplemental income from it as well. For instance, increasing the amount of farm produce, which you can then sell to the neighbors or growing ornamental plants for sale are both great ways of earning extra cash from home gardening.
Growing your own landscape with flowers and other plants and indoor plants is one way of improving the aesthetic appeal of your home and subsequently, its value. More so, if you are good at it, you cut out the need for hiring a landscaper and you could even go further as to become a freelance landscaper yourself for the neighborhood.
It does not have to be your hobby, but gardening could make for a very healthy and constructive pastime. All that walking around the house, lifting, squatting, weeding and so on can also be viewed as an exercise routine which is healthy for you. In fact, you will seldom need another workout routine if you are used to regular gardening. More so, you get the relaxation and clarity you need to think of other things in your life whether work-related or not since gardening doesn’t need tremendous thought process, analysis or any other mental engagement.
Gardening at home provides a wonderful opportunity to tackle various issues that impact healthy and comfortable living. Keep in mind that these are not the only benefits and you have so much more to gain from home gardening.