Gardening for Self-Care

As we continue to get glimpses of the spring season ahead, here’s an advanced reminder to get involved with something green. Gardening is a powerful self-care tool because it gets you connected to the very roots of creation—there is something completely unique and grounding about sticking your hands in the earth and molding it to take up new life.

It’s not quite warm enough to plant, but it’s the perfect time to begin planning. If you have access to outdoor space, consider starting seedlings from seed, indoors. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new varieties or genres. If you haven’t grown food plants before, or only experimented briefly, consider adding vegetables to your list. There is nothing like the sweetness of a homegrown tomato, or juiciness of a garden-fresh cucumber.

If you don’t have access to outdoor space, there are still many options that await you. Many cities and towns have community gardens that you can apply for, where you’ll receive a section of outdoor space to plant anything you want. If that’s not an option, consider indoor plants that can bring life and beauty to your space—indoor plants have the added benefit of making the air cleaner, and the place we spend most of our time in more relaxing.

We hope we’ve inspired you to take advantage of the growing season ahead. Happy planting!

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