How Gardening Can Affect Your Health and Finances

gardeningThere are many benefits, both small and big, that prove that having just a little garden at home can improve many aspects in your life. Today, despite the fact that Christmas is coming, and the season is not very suitable to start a garden, we are going to talk a little bit about two aspects that usually are the main ones – your health and your money. Gardening can work pretty magically while improving these two things in your life, and below I will try to explain to you how it can happen. Are you ready? Here they are!

Gardening is exercise

Wherever I go, I always find this. Having even a little garden at your home is almost the same thing as having a mini gym! That is pretty easy to explain. You are surely going to be very active while working on it. In fact, gardening burns about 272 calories per hour for a person weighing about 150 pounds. So, you won’t need to go to the gym at least during the summer and the beginning of fall! If you work hard enough trying to maintain your garden, you will burn a lot of those calories!

You can sell what you grow

Another improvement in your life, this time with your finances, is that everything that you grow in your garden you can sell afterward. It can be vegetables, fruits, herbs, or even flowers! People love the organic stuff, and if you are excellent at growing it, you can earn a fortune from this hobby. So – maybe the next time you’re buying seeds, buy a little bit more and after that sell your extra harvest.

You won’t need to shop anymore

This reason is very close to the second one. Since you grow many products you need for yourself, then logically you won’t need to shop for them anymore, so you will save a lot of money on fresh products. And if it happens that you also know how to dry, can, and freeze vegetables and fruits, you won’t need to shop for it during other seasons. So, money saving is guaranteed in this case!

Working at a garden will help your mental health

A recent study posted and shared on, showed that people who work more in the backyard and spend more time in the fresh air tend to cope with stress a lot easier. So, that means that then you are working your heart out in the garden, you forget about all the problems you have and just enjoy being in nature. If you usually deal with stress with expensive habits like shopping, try gardening instead. You will not only save money, but also improve your mental health!

Gardening is eco-friendly

Finally, having a garden also means that you are an eco-friendly person who cares about the environment. And that will affect your finances and health too! Firstly, you will eat your organic vegetables and fruits. Secondly, you won’t need to drive to the store buying those, and so you will save money on gas. And gas is the main reason global warming is happening! Overall, it pays off to start a garden and spend your time there, since it is not only beneficial for you, but for the environment as well.

One thought on “How Gardening Can Affect Your Health and Finances

  • June 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    There is really nothing better than being outdoors and watching the fruits of your labor (no pun intended) 😉 grow!


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