The Benefits of Gardening

The Benefits of Gardening

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, many of us found new hobbies to keep us occupied. One of those hobbies was gardening. However, gardening can be more than just a hobby–it actually brings real, concrete benefits to our daily lives. Read on to learn more:

Get OutsideThe Benefits of Gardening

First and foremost, gardening allows you to get outdoors more often. Being outside can help promote a healthy lifestyle by ridding you of many different health conditions. You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D while out in the sun, as well as decrease the odds of depression by brightening up your mood. Not only this, but gardening can also help promote healthy eating habits as well.

Grow Your Own Food

Gardening is a great way to grow your own fruits and vegetables and start eating the rainbow. As soon as the plant is plucked from the ground, the fruit or vegetable immediately begins losing nutritional value, so why buy it off of a shelf it’s been sitting on for days than grow it on your own.

And Your Own Medicine

Furthermore, gardening also helps you to grow your own form of medicine. There are many different types of plants that can be utilized for medicinal purposes that you can grow right in your own backyard. Lavender can help improve your digestion and help fight depression. Thyme not only makes a great ground cover, but also fights off different lung infections. Garlic, onions and all of their relatives help to support the immune system and your heart function.

Starting a garden of your own will help better your life in general and add more pure joy to it. At Mills Florist, we fully support anyone looking to begin their own gardens. We also help plant lovers bring the outdoors in with our plants and floral bouquets. Look through our website to learn more.