|Posted on September 13, 2017 at 8:55 PM|
It's no secret that gardening gives us great therapeutic benefit. Gardening calms the mind and refreshes the soul, but it's not always easy to keep on top of all the jobs that need to be done. Garden trends have become a hot topic with TV garden makeovers providing much needed inspiration for many people as they struggle to cope with health and financial issues. Having a tranquil backyard where you can take time out is so important to your health and wellbeing, it's simple pleasures like growing your own vegetables that brings so much joy. This year garden trends embrace imperfection and transience by mixing natives with formal and informal plants, but edible produce is the star. The desire to grow your own produce is one of the biggest trends you'll see as we move into 2018. Not only are gardens giving people the perfect place to renew, but so many people are taking advantage of every outdorr space to grow fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables
The Garden Centre Magazine says this year has seen garden trends embrace the spirit of the Japanese term "Wabi-Sabi," which means to embrace imperfection and transience. they also talk about garden design that gives people "Breathing Room" emphasizing the importance of your well-being to disconnect and relax when taking time out to restore your well-being in your garden space. These trends are driven by people creating garden spaces to renew their senses, balance the stress of modern living and embrace connectivity. Gardening is becoming more about creating relaxing spaces that don't require perfect symmetry.
So what are the easiest vegetables to grow? If you don't have a green thumb then head straight to lettuce, celery, cabbage, peas, buk choy, herbs and any type of climbing fruit or vegetable like asian spinach or passion fruit. You can also re-grow some of your store bought vegetables, that's right, don't throw away those offcuts. It's super easy just cut the last 2 inches off celery, cabbage, challots, onions or buk choy, then place in a dish with 1/2 an inch of water, set it inside with filtered light for three days and change the water each day. As soon as you see the tiny roots appear and new leaves sprout then they're ready for planting!
Resources - Garden Centre Magazine: http//www.gardencentermag.com/article/gmg-2018-garden-trends-cultivate/
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