Have you participated in our July Step Forward challenge yet? If you did, you certainly noticed that this month’s theme revolved around gardening and all the beautiful things we plant during the summer months! For those of us that lack a green thumb, growing plants, let alone keeping them healthy, can seem like quite the challenge. But, don’t despair, we’ve got you covered! Here are a few tip and tricks to get you growing!
What to know
Many seasoned gardeners have described gardening as therapeutic. It has been shown that gardening reduces stress and improves mental health. Did you know that it also counts as moderate-intensity exercise? It also promotes wellness and has significant health benefits. Growing your own fruits and veggies, for example, helps you control what you are consuming and reduces your exposure to pesticides.
With all these good reasons to garden, what are you waiting for?
What to grow
If you don’t have a garden, for your first attempt, start off with some potted veggies. Once you feel more confident you can maybe build a small garden. Don’t get discouraged, gardening like everything else is a learning process. But here are a few easy potted veggies to start with.
Here’s a list of some fruits and veggies that are perfect for beginners:
- Green Beans
Don’t forget to do your research and read up on the best seasons to grow depending on your edible! Also, remember to always choose a spot that remains sunny all day!
Are you ready to jump on the gardening bandwagon? Let us know by commenting below!