The COVID-19 pandemic produced a run on a lot of things so people could stay busy at home. One of these is growing a vegetable garden. This turn to produce food at home was prompted in part by the sudden high prices or empty veggie shelves, and in part to stay sane during a lockdown. Many beginners venturing into gardening learned a lot of things such as making an organic compost and using cypress mulch to improve the soil.
But, as the pandemic is continuing with no end in sight, we strongly advise that you continue your vegetable gardening, and even find ways to expand it. In fact, when things go back to normal, having that veggie garden as a permanent hobby will be a lifetime benefit.
That veggie garden is a big life booster
Aside from the practical benefit of having a veggie garden (an average-sized backyard garden can supply year-round vegetables for at least two people), productive gardening provides healthy contact with nature, healthy physical activity, and a more nutritious diet.
And then, there are the increasing psychological benefits through social connections due to productive gardening.
Amid the pandemic, families could bond and feel emotionally closer because everyone was contributing to the garden. Different families also gathered online to show their community gardens and share gardening information, such as using cypress mulch for the soil. Some communities even set up vegetable bartering. Thus, gardening individuals and families never felt alone and had a lesser tendency towards depression and anxiety.
Beyond the pandemic
As the pandemic still rages, more and more people see the positive psychological effects of gardening. For one, plants are non-judgmental. Plants respond correctly so long as the proper gardening care is also handed out and maintained. Gardening creates a positive attitude because gardeners usually start small, such as small containers or a small plot of land. As the gardener gains more knowledge and experience, the garden slowly expands, and more vegetable varieties are grown.
When things return to normal, maintaining that veggie garden will ground you into stability even when things around you feel shaky, uncertain, or even terrifying (like the pandemic). Gardening will also have that same positive effect on your family. The feeling of gardening is having positive control and achievement, something akin to, “Hey, I (or we) did this. I (we) did something good here.”
Labrador Landscape Supplies
Whether it’s still the pandemic, or when things go back to normal, you can always depend on Labrador Landscape for your gardening and landscaping needs. From quality plant soil and compost to mulch and barks such as cypress mulch for landscaping and improving soil fertility. For your gardening and landscaping needs no matter where you are in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas, call Labrador Landscape Supplies at 07 5537 2841 or visit our website, http://landscape-supply.com.au/.