As a senior, chances are you have a lot of free time. One of the things you could do instead of letting it get lost is to start gardening. It is an activity that requires a lot of attention and since you have time, why not? Here are some more reasons to get into gardening:
It’s a way to spend time outdoors.
It’s easy to get used to spending time indoors when you have more time available but not much to do outside. However, gardening allows you to get out of the house more often. Whether it’s to buy seeds and gardening supplies or to check existing plants, you’ll benefit from vitamin D from the sun. You will also be able to breathe fresh air that will help you stay healthy.
You’ll eat better
Unfortunately, most of the food we buy is filled with chemicals, and in most cases, you don’t know which ones exactly were used to grow or preserve them. So it’s worth growing your own food in your garden. This allows you to harvest and eat healthy food. It also allows you to eat fresh foods, which means you get more nutrients. Keep in mind that some foods, such as vegetables, begin to lose their nutritional value as soon as they are picked. This means that you benefit less from store-bought vegetables than if you pick them when you need to eat them. You can also use less harmful products, such as organic fertilizers or fertilizers with fewer chemicals, to grow them.
It helps you grow unique plants
It may be that you have traveled the world or even in your country and come across interesting plants or flowers that are never grown in your country. If you love them that much, you can still be a pioneer in your area and grow them. Gardening allows you to create the necessary conditions for the healthy growth of these plants. You can watch them grow, but most importantly, you have the satisfaction of having a plant in your garden that you have found fascinating.
You can grow natural medicines
Some plants such as Aloe Vera and several others are known for their natural medicinal virtues. You can find them in different supermarkets in the form of creams, tablets, or even oils. However, nothing beats their use in their authentic form. Gardening allows you to grow these medicinal plants and when you need to use them, you just need to pick a few, and voila.
It will help you socialize
When you start gardening, you are certainly interested in ways to improve the look of your garden and make your plants healthier and stronger. A good way to learn more is to interact with people who share your love of gardening. You will be able to exchange ideas about gardening and other aspects of life and make new friends.
If these five reasons don’t encourage you to get up and start working in your garden, what will? Gardening is worth practicing, as you will literally be able to see the fruits of your labor.