Be aware of all the benefits

Photo credit: WVC – 2014-09

Coconuts bird feeders now used as containers

Benefits of Container Gardening

Do you know that gardening activities can burn 300 to 600 calories per hour depending on the level of work you are doing? It is an ideal form of exercise as it combines strength, endurance and flexibility. It helps in stress reduction, lowers blood pressure and relieves muscle tension. In addition to health benefits, gardening is a creator of beauty, wouldn’t you feel a sense of fulfillment if you are the one creating it?

One way of gardening that’s becoming popular is container gardening. This is an approach to gardening where containers are used in growing plants. It’s easy and simple yet could transform your concrete pavements into a green landscape. It can turn your patios and porches into an array of blooming varieties of annuals and perennials. A patch of green leafy vegetables could be reared in pots lining your path walks for your morning salad.

Container gardening has many additional benefits:

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.