The Importance of Home and Gardening
Every month Homes & Gardens is packed full of beautiful houses in Britain and abroad, the latest decorating trends, the most stylish fabrics, furniture and accessories, expert advice and glorious gardens.
Home gardening is a must-do considering these
1. Source of fresh and organic food
Who wouldn’t chose fresh and organic food?. Home gardens are very manageable and usually in cases of insects and disease control, organic means could easily be applied. It is very important, when you are very sure and have total control of the quality of food produced. You can’t be so sure of what is out there. Take advantage of that.
2. Gardening is a very good physical and mental exercise
The experts say, gardening activities like soil preparation, planting, removal of weeds, watering, etc. engage most of your body muscle and are very good exercises. Gardening engages your mind too. They say’ gardening 45 minutes early mornings each day before any other work, prepares you physically and mentally like 30 minutes of aerobics.
3. Supplements family budgets
In our region, many families’ (usually large) expenditure on food is greatly reduced. These are families that actively grow home gardens and they able to cut down expenditure on food to about 40%. Adding to this is the quality they are assured of. This has been a major incentive for many to plant home gardens in many households. Some families only need to buy cooking oil and spices and the rest comes from their gardens.
4. Year-round food availability from gardens
Since gardens are relatively small in land size, irrigation is easier and so continuous food supply through the seasons. Try it.
5. Gardening makes good use of space and protect the soil
Putting it this way; the soil space around the house is used to plant a garden that gives all the benefits stated above and the one below. Plus, when the soil is covered with beneficial crops erosion is reduced and regular bush growth around the house is minimized. Hope i have made that point clearer.