“A garden requires patient, labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfil good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” –Liberty Hyde Bailey
Liberty Bailey surely had a great planting experience. True enough, it is through one’s hard work that a plant can survive. Planting and gardening is something that is time-consuming, but the fruit that you can reap from them are immeasurable. Here I listed some of the benefits we get from engaging in the gratifying activity of Planting:
Exercise: Tired of going to the gym to lose all those unwanted calories? Worry not, for planting can do that job for you without having to worry about spending a lot of cash.
Healthy Life: Fruits and veggies will help us develop a healthier body. We can have a daily dose of these healthy snacks anytime if we commit to starting our own garden.
Stress Reliever: There are countless of things in life that can stress the hell out of you, but flowers will never be one of them. They can easily pump up your gloomy day and help make things appear more comfortable and relaxed.
Save Time and Money: Fruits and vegetables grown from your own garden are will always be available for whenever dinnertime arrives. This means that less time will be spent going to the market and more time to do more important activities.
Extra Income: If your trees produces more fruit than you can handle, you can translate them into Extra Income by selling some of your harvest. Instead of letting your extra fruit spoil, you can sell them at a cheap price to your beloved neighbors.
Self-fulfilling: Planting a lot of flowers, vegetables, trees, etc. will not just satisfy your own hobby; it can also help our environment. Imagine how plants can filter harmful toxins and pollutants, how well they can sip in water when it rains, how it can be a source of food to those who can’t afford to shop. You can reap not only the fruit of your hard work but also harvest a good life from it.
Benefits of planting are numerous and immeasurable. We always hear people say we should not cut trees, and that we should plant when time allows us. Some of them know how to say it but only a few can literally do it. Indeed, planting is something that is much easier said than done. So be one of the few and let’s live a greener, healthier, and more beautiful life.
Plant fruits and veggies that you like to eat and nurture. Plant flowers that can help ease up a stressful day. To put it simply: Plant a life.