Adding more time in your garden while you’re social distancing has many benefits

Spring typically means the beginning of gardening season - with the nice temps we’ve been experiencing more people are wanting to spend time outdoors in their gardens or planting flowers.

With many people spending more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be the perfect opportunity to hone your gardening skills and plant a vegetable garden or some flowers.

Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Tim Sime with Jolly Lane Greenhouse, says, “The flowers and working in the yard is, you know, a form of therapy for all of us and especially this year, all the more.”

You can get out your garden gloves and spend more time in the yard. Tim says that business has increased with more of an interest in vegetable gardening and fruit trees and bushes. More people are looking to be able to harvest their own food- long term.
Jolly Lane Greenhouse watering trees

Jolly Lane Greenhouse, watering trees

Jolly Lane Greenhouse watering trees

Tim says, “And I think just this whole situation might enlighten or bring people to think about, maybe I should preserve more food – can or freeze or whatever the case may be – it’s obviously been quite an eye opener in so many different ways.”
Gardening can also be a bonding opportunity with children. Growing your own fruits and vegetables can show children life skills and the value of work ethic.
“Food isn’t just buying it out of the freezer at the store or off of the produce aisle and what is behind the scene. I think there is a lot of learning that young people can come out of this with and be a lifetime experience,” says Tim.
Working in the garden can be an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as improving mood.
Flowers, Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Flowers, Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Flowers, Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Gardening can be good for your physical health – associated with movement like pulling, digging and squatting, it can make for a good exercise and nice of dose of Vitamin D, but don’ t forget the sunscreen.
“You know you see something go from a plant or a seed to- I harvested that, you know that’s rewarding and say man, I grew that and I ate it and that’s a cool thing,” says Tim.
Potting flowers with kids

Potting flowers with kids

Potting flowers with kids

 

Gardening Resources are plentiful on online platforms, books or asking the experts at the greenhouse.

 

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