Gardening is an art with full of joy and experiments. There is no failure in gardening. It has got a greatest power in heeling a person from depression. This Lockdown has altered the lifestyle of almost all the people around the world. In this situation, Gardening is found to be a healthiest amateur to follow in day-to-day life.

Benefits of Gardening

During this pandemic period, most of the people are affected both physically and mentally due to loss of job, shortage of food and struggling hard to pass the day. Landscaping helps in overcoming the above problem. Gardening in the open space is helpful in getting the vitamin D from Sunlight which prevents the skin diseases. It involves physical work so it gives strength to the person, promotes sound sleep during night, and helps to maintain healthy weight. Floriculture also helps to come out of the stressful life in the fast world by reducing the stress hormone, cortisol. Mental health of a person can be strengthened by triggering self-confidence, that he is capable of doing something which is useful.

Apart from the above points gardening gives the feeling of fulfillment when you are consuming the product which has been produced from the own garden where you worked for. Also, you ensure that you are ingesting the secured food items free from germs and virus. It is also a cost-effective method when there is a demand for the fruits and vegetables.

Gardening in home can play a major role in advancing the food and nourishment during and after this COVID – 19 pandemic situations; it also strengthens the eco-friendly services.

Fun activity for children

Gardening is the most funny and healthy activity for children. It is the right time to involve the children in this valuable life skill. Children can able to develop new skills and observe about the nature and learn science from growing the food products for their consumption. Almost all children enjoy being in the garden and love to dig the soil, get dirt, create new things and watch the plants grow. It is better to move along with the kids and mould their future for better.

Gardening in home can be made more fun for the kids by growing a “themed” garden, such as a rainbow garden which has the vegetables similar to all the colors of the rainbow in the sky, a pizza garden that has vegetables you like to add on top of pizza, or a salsa garden that has mixture of all fruits and vegetables you are interested in. This makes the children more creative and energetic.

Conclusion

Home gardens improves the food security and also enhances the economic growth by the eco-friendly & sustainable agricultural practice. The children can use the skill learnt in gardening along with the family and friends. This helps to build a stronger family ties, encourages the healthy food habits and quality lifestyle by beautifying their properties and bringing up the neighborhood. By this method the family as well as community grows together.