Lack of time may be the number one thing that stops people from enjoying gardening, and it’s something I get asked about regularly.
In episode 009 I share a few simple ways to grow food in small spaces, and mentioned that a lot time and space were two things most people thought was needed to grow a thriving garden…and maybe money too!
But you don’t need a lot of these, you just need a few basic ideas and simple sustainable techniques to grow and enjoy gardening.
A few years ago I was inspired to write an article on this topic, after reading research for my Horticultural Therapy studies, on the health benefits from just 30 minutes, a few times a week in the garden.
I wanted to share a list of many activities that could be completed in just 30 minutes of gardening, or relaxing, time.
You’ll find the full article here - Just 30 minutes in the garden you can…
There are many wonderful things that you can enjoy in the garden and in this episode I share a few suggestions, including;
- Propagating new plants
- Weeding your garden
- Planting seedlings
- Harvesting a meal or some fresh herbs
- Planting a tree, or two
- Creating a compost pile
- Fertilising plants
- Cut a bunch of bananas
- Watering your garden
These all improve physical and psychological wellbeing and a perfect for any age or ability.
I’ve mentioned these links to access for more information…
- Download my FREE eBook ‘Get Your Garden Growing’
- Learn with ‘5 Steps to Become a Savvy Gardener’ online course.
- Video ‘Sowing Seeds and Planting Seedlings’ or ‘Harvesting Bananas’
- Join the ‘Soil to Supper Facebook Club’
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I hope you enjoyed this episode and you’re now inspired to head outdoors and enjoy a relaxing time in your garden…amongst a busy day!
Thanks for joining me in The Wellbeing Garden, see you again next time,
© cath manuel 19 may 2017