Planting vegetables in your garden is one safe way to eat healthier, more flavorful foods. Aside from that, you can be confident of the quality and freshness of the vegetables and fruits you eat. You will also have peace of mind knowing you’re not consuming food with excessive fertilizers and pesticides!

Gardening isn’t just about eating healthier; it’s also about exercising as well. Did you know that you can burn 330 calories if you do light gardening for an hour? Gardening is considered a moderate physical activity because it involves a lot of weeding, digging, planting, and other repetitive tasks. That means it can help you save electricity because you don’t have to use a fitness apparatus just to burn calories.

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If you’re cultivating your own food, you’ll opt for natural pesticides and organic fertilizers, which will allow them to be more nutritious for your family. For instance, if you’re growing cannabis, you will only feed them with healthy food so they can allow you to enjoy quality hash buds in the end. Plus, if you grow your own food, you can harvest them instantly once they’re in their best form, eliminating the need for early harvest for easier shipping.

Still, the greatest advantage of gardening is one that impacts the environment. A lot of activities claim to be beneficial for the environment when they really aren’t, but with gardening, you can actually go green. How? Plants are responsible for the cleansing of air as they absorb carbon dioxide and other air pollutants and release oxygen. When plants and mulch hold soil in place, there is also a lower risk of erosion. They even keep sediment away from roads, streams, and storm drains.

When you plant gardens, like rain gardens, you can use the rain water run-off and help stop damaging pollutants from reaching streams and lakes. Native gardens aren’t just gorgeous, low-maintenance, and budget-friendly; they’re also good for the planet!

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One way to give back to the environment is to plant gardens and add more greens to this earth filled with buildings and pollution. Besides, if you start gardening, the plants can help cool your home during summer and warm it up during winter.

In the end, it’s a win-win.