Many who are tired of being shut up in the house are starting to go outside but not too far, as the coronavirus is still very active. However, fresh air is essential to one's well-being. Even though many are staying close to home, it doesn't mean that they can't enjoy being outdoors in their backyard or on their terrace. If you are spending more time at home then you may finally have time to start that garden you've never had time to start.
Everyone can start a garden, whether they are in a house or an apartment. All you have to do is open the seeds, put them in soil, and start enjoying fresh herbs, flowers, plants, vegetables or fruit, in no time. There are other benefits to gardening other than enjoying the results of your labor. You benefit from being outdoors, breathing in the fresh air. While you’re working on your garden, you are also getting some exercise, likely moving muscles that you otherwise wouldn’t use. You could burn up to 300 calories per hour, gardening.
Garden retailers are saying that they are noticing customers who are visiting them for the first time. They have a lot of new customers who are learning how to garden for the first time. They are planting anything from houseplants to herbs and vegetables. Gardening is also something that can be done with other members of the family.
A manager at The Flower Bin in Longmont said that what we are experiencing today is similar to what was experienced during World War II when the government was encouraging gardening. People feel good about what they are doing, spiritually, and emotionally. Another garden retailer in Aurora says that gardening is great therapy and less expensive than a therapist.
Like anything that you are successful in life, you have to plan. You can start small with a few containers for flowers, fruits, vegetables, or herbs. Consider what you want to grow. Once you’ve figured out what you want to grow, find the right location so that you can receive maximum benefits. All plants require sun and some require more sun than others. All plants also require soil that can encourage roots to grow and moisture to drain. Without it, the roots can die. The containers will need a drainage hole.
Also, keep in mind that the outdoor growing season here in Longmont is roughly 160 days. When you're first starting, you may need a quick lesson from a local retailer. Most of them are very passionate about what they do and are happy to discuss what you need to do to grow whatever it is that you have chosen to grow.
A local retailer can also tell you the optimum time to plant. They can advise you of the type of soil to use and other important things. You can also go online to find out how to start a garden. The key is to just get started.