There are literally hundreds of different garden types out there: hanging gardens, flower gardens, roof gardens and so much more! With all of these choices, you can’t help but wonder which ones you’ll choose.
To help you make this decision, you need to ask yourself a few questions first… Do you want to have one mainly for beautifying your home? Do you want to have one simply because it’s your hobby? Or are you in it for health reasons… If you answered the latter, then you’re definitely in the right place!
All of these garden types have health benefits to them but there’s one type that stands out the most. Which type is it you might ask? The organic garden!
Organic gardens can help improve your health without spending a lump sum. But before we even talk about how it can improve your health, let’s talk about what an organic garden really is…
An organic garden is one that doesn’t use ANY pesticides or synthetic fertilizers AT ALL! This is where the “all natural” phrase best applies. Normally, people who are into organic garden gives extra attention to their soil since they need to build a compost pile. Another thing that you need to give strong consideration is the type of plants you’ll use.
Now that you have a better idea of what an organic garden is, let’s talk about how it can help improve your health without you robbing a bank.
Organic gardening is good exercise: compared to other gardening where people use tractors or simply spray the pesticides to get rid of harmful insects, organic gardening uses neither of those. People who go for organic gardening are usually concerned about nature and has a strong advocacy against pollution. That said, they avoid using tractors because they know that the pollution it causes is damaging to the environment (not to mention the synthetic pesticides). Organic gardeners do the heavy lifting by themselves like building composts and manually taking care of their plants manually.
Organic gardeners eat more nutritious foods: this has a lot to do with antioxidants. The thing with organic gardening is that the produce has more antioxidants. The reason behind this is that when plants aren’t “babied” against insects or other harmful conditions, they produce more Flavonoids (many of which are antioxidants) to counter against these harmful conditions. The more antioxidants the produce has, the healthier it is for our organic gardeners consumption.
Less exposure to pesticides: if you aren’t careful, pesticides can hurt you no matter how small your exposure is. In the long run, the small but constant pesticide exposure will take its toll on your body.These are some of the harmful effects that these pesticides can cause to your body…
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If you have an organic garden and have something to share with our readers, I urge you to share it to us so we can learn from each other and help others in the process. You can leave your tips in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.
No matter where you look at it, the health benefits of organic gardening are undeniable. Not only will you be able to enjoy the usual perks of having a garden, it takes the benefits of having a garden to a whole new level.
Aileen Pablo is a home improvement blogger and writer from toptopiary.co.uk. Top Topiary began life in 2004 exhibiting at garden shows in the south of England and selling topiary frames to visitors.