A Little Sunshine: Gardening
Despite it being winter where I am from, plants have brought me sunshine. I have to admit that gardening brings that sunshine to my soul. Winter is always such a drag in a sense that I cannot use my green thumb and take care of plants. There is just something so special about gardening that I really connect with. Being able to see plants flourish is such a wonderful privilege.
Gardening has taught me:
Gardening has taught me to understand the concepts of plants
The process of photosynthesis and the process of cellular respiration within animals
Carbon dioxide (CO2) cycle along with the Oxygen cycle
Understanding how bees pollinate certain plants
Not all plants are specifically pollinated by bees other insects and birds serve as pollinators
Amending the soil is very important and promotes growth of plants
Worms, nematodes, etc and their function within the soil
The deeper function of the sun, moon, and the stars
Everything within the environment is connected via relationships that can be either beneficial or harmful
Cycling of water throughout the environment and the surrounding areas
Our impact as human beings on the plants, animals, and the environment as a whole
The concept of soil and the concept of soil erosion
How Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are harmful for us, plants, animals, and the environment as a whole
There are so many different colors that our eyes can see
Protection of the environment is necessary to keep everything thriving
Gardening is therapy for the soul and the mind
Bonding with nature can bring happiness
Looking at the big picture is what is important
Observation is key for a bigger and better understanding
When we find nature, we find an amazing connection
Self reliance and a better understanding of being prepared
Patience and faith, especially when beginning seeds and waiting for a harvest
Finding what is most important
Where food comes from and the hardwork that goes into the whole farm to table concept
Knowing where food comes from is comforting
Organization skills and keeping a record with notes
Seek new opportunities, change, and try again
Depletion of nutrients
After failing get back up and try again, or when something fails try it again
Caring for nouns
The importance of natural resources
A lot of things seem impossible, but turns out, they are more than possible
Bonding with the gardening community
Anatomy of plants
Companion planting and the benefits each plant has on another
Curation of nice layouts that make water easier
Responsibility for caring for the plants
The diverse species that make up the plant Domain
Building a healthy lifestyle with eating and daily activities
Science and the basic scientific principals
Germination, seed storage, germination rates, percentages, times, etc.
God is the real gardener that has put forth all of these amazing creations for each of us
These are only some of the few things that gardening has brought me to understand. To me, gardening is more than 'raising' plants. Gardening is simply sunshine that keeps me motivated and keeps my green thumb happy. I hope that these mentioned things help others understand the importance of gardening. Gardening is such a positive, uplifting, and satisfying hobby to have. Practicing and learning is all a part of the process. I love gardening, as it is one of my top favorite hobbies.
"Gardening is simply sunshine that keeps me motivated and keeps my green thumb happy. "
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