Gardening as a whole is a very useful hobby that will enrich your life — physically, mentally, and psychologically.
Gardening help us physically
You have to do lots of work, that too every day, to set up and maintain a garden — select a suitable site near your house; arrange a water source for watering the plants; buy all the tools and other materials (soil, manure, fertilizers, seeds, etc.) needed for gardening; prepare the soil well, mix the manure or compost with the soil, and make seedbeds; plant the seeds or seedlings on seedbeds; remove all the dead plants to keep the garden clean and tidy; and so on.
All these activities are hard work that will help us to improve our physical health in many ways:
Daily physical activities in the garden keep you fit and healthy, without spending a lot of money in the gym.
Exposure of your body to daily sunlight will supply you free the much-needed vitamin D3 which is critical for your bone and ligament health.
Breathing fresh air in the garden will improve your overall health.
Eating fresh, pesticide-free vegetables and fruits from your own garden will improve your nutrition and health, reduce your hospital visits and medical expenses, and keep your entire family healthy.
Gardening help us mentally
Planning, organizing and procuring all the required materials, execution of all the activities in a sequence, and continuous monitoring of the soil, water scheduling, and plants and taking the necessary actions as and when needed, keeps your mind alert and active and trains your mind in the planning and management of your various other activities.
Serious gardening is like meditation. You discipline and focus your mind on what you are doing every day to develop a beautiful garden.
When you have something to attend to every day, you keep yourself busy and motivated.
It is a pleasure and a great satisfaction when you see that you help, in whatever tiny way it may be, to meet the food needs of growing population.
Gardening help us psychologically
When you watch the planted seeds germinate; see the plants grow, flower and fruit; harvest and cook the fresh produce for the family, you derive tremendous personal pleasure and satisfaction that will improve your psychological health.
When your neighbors come and see your garden, appreciate your efforts, and compliment you on your hard work, it will boost your happiness and immunity.
When you share your excess vegetables with your neighbors, you derive enormous pleasure and satisfaction of helping others. You can realize the pleasure of sharing something with others only when you do it!
Last but not the least, living close to nature adds to your health, happiness, and longevity.