ottawa gardening

Gardening is one of the world’s most rewarding hobbies, and all it takes to get started is soil, water, seeds, and sunlight. Gardening is a wonderful hobby for people of all ages. Children can learn about nature and science and take a sense of ownership from each plant they help nurture. For adults, it can be a great way to blow off steam. For seniors, gardening is the perfect activity to keep the mind and body healthy. Let’s explore the many benefits of home gardening.

Grow Your Own Veggies

Grow lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes for an easy spring salad whenever you choose. Grow cilantro for taco night, fresh oregano and basil to make a delicious homemade pasta sauce, and garnish any dish with parsley. Save money, eat healthier, and enjoy peace of mind as you grow healthy, filling, organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

Nature Has Never Been Closer

In our lives of hustle and bustle, we spend our days moving from screen to screen. The closest we get to nature is on the walk from the front door to the car. If you wished you could get closer to nature, now is your chance. Gardening is a way to get elbows deep in nature, and you can enjoy a more beautiful landscaped view once the hard work is done.

It Gets Easier

Once the hard part is done, the rest is just watering and mowing. If you are a nature lover and the greenery has magnetic attraction towards you, you’ll notice that gardening calms your nerves. Once you are finished gardening you can pull up a lawn chair and a good book or beer and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere you have created.

Exercise Without the Gym

You can burn fat, tone your legs and strengthen your muscles all the while doing something you love. It’s a lot easier than driving to the gym and a lot more affordable than investing in a treadmill you never use.

Challenge Yourself

Gardening is a rewarding challenge. You’re going to have to learn all about soil types, watering requirements, sunlight conditions, and much more. You’re going to be excited for rain and anxious about pests and weeds. You’re going to feel pride when you see your first tulip bloom, frustration when you get a grub infestation, triumph when you nurse limp hydrangeas back to life, and sadness when rabbits get to your carrots before you do. Through it all, you’ll learn and improve as a gardener and enjoy a sense of pride and accomplishment along the way.

It Makes Your Heart Sing

When the first of the seedlings pop out, it is a milestone moment. Something like watching your baby grow. We all like it when our hard work pays off and this is a great way to let go of the stress and occupy yourself with something more productive.
For all your gardening needs, Ritchie Feed & Seed is on your side. With convenient locations in Ottawa, Stittsville, Richmond, Brockville, and Winchester, we have been serving gardeners just like you since the 1930s!

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