Why do we cultivate? What are the benefits of growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, trees, ornamentals in our gardens?
Why is it worth cultivating from the city in pots, to the garden and the field? What are the benefits?
The English poet Alfred Austin said:
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.”
How right he was!
Benefits of cultivating
Growing and tending a garden is a process that can only benefit you.
You begin to understand and appreciate how nature works.
You understand and are careful in your interventions.
It makes you respect nature, the smallest insect, the tiniest weed.
It makes you rediscover the seasons. The changes in nature as the months pass.
It makes you learn new things every day. Biology, Agronomy, Chemistry, Physics.
It makes you meet people and discover you have something in common.
It makes you creative.
It makes you humble.
It makes you attentive.
It gives you a product you can share with family, friends and neighbors.
It helps you become better physically and mentally.
So start gardening. Plant plants everywhere you can.
Start humble with the pots you have on your apartment’s balcony in the city.
Just start gardening!