Gardening can be good for your health

Gardening can be good for your health and general wellbeing

Gardening can have a positive impact on physical and mental health.

Not everybody has a garden, but there are opportunities to have your own little green outdoor space.

An allotment is a community garden, is a plot of land, that is made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants.

It is usually maintained by the council.

The requirement are usually that 75% of the allotment is cultivated.

During Covid many people wanted to become allotment holders and there were too few allotments available.

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Questions that you should ask yourself before even starting gardening

How much time do you have available. Underestimate your time so for example if you think you may have 2-3 hours per day, put down 1 -2.  

How big is your garden or plot?

What kind of gardener do you want to be?

Do you want to be a perfect gardener – do you want to garden to win some prices or to show off your garden?

Do you want to plant vegetables, fruits or flowers?

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