There are many people who believe that there is nothing that calms your nerves and stimulates your creativity better than digging in the dirt, planting seeds, and watching the things grow. Serious scientific studies were conducted to demonstrate that there is a positive relationship between health and gardening.
Scientists discovered that gardening
- may reduce stress and anxiety
- may decrease risk of such chronic diseases as the cardiac disease and old age diabetes
- may improve physical agility
- may bring joy and happiness to your life
- may improve cognitive health and increase mental acuity
- may help you relax and sleep better
If you are growing vegetables in your garden, gardening naturally improves the way you eat since there is nothing more delicious than a freshly plucked tomato or strawberry that you have planted and seen growing for a some time.
Gardening not only helps you eat better and improves your overall health, but it also helps you save some money at the grocery store. The initial investment you have to make in early spring pays off till late fall and if you have a greenhouse, you are saving on fresh produce all year round.
All hobby gardeners know that the joy of harvesting your own fruits and vegetables cannot even be described. You have to experience it by yourself.
But what do you do if you are a big city dweller and do not have a backyard? Your circumstances are slightly limiting. I say slightly, because if you have a balcony or a windowsill, you can grow herbs, lettuce, edible flowers, tomatoes, and even strawberries. Container gardens are very popular and you may want to give it a try.
We are in the middle of summer, but it is not to late to plant things. You can consider cold weather crops, depending on where you live. Buy the best organic seeds you can find, best organic dirt, and start your own container or backyard garden. Take a master gardener class if you can or ask for help at the local farmers' market. Many people who already grow food in their backyard are willing to offer tips and guidance. There are also useful gardening guide books that can be easily obtained online.
To celebrate his own passion for gardening Jimmo created a small Passionate Gardener Collection that offers a few beautiful designs for people who love gardening. This collection is meant to grow with time, just like the plants in Jimmo's garden. For a limited time Jimmo Offers 15% discount on all products in this collection. Simply type
at checkout. Offer expires August 29th.
Enjoy Summer, grow something, and become a happier human being.
Dominique Allmon, Marketing Assistant at Jimmo's