Attention gardeners and green thumbs everywhere! National Gardening Day is just around the corner on April 14th, and it's time to get your hands dirty and start planting. This day is a celebration of the joys of gardening and encourages everyone, from experienced horticulturalists to first-time planters, to grab a shovel and get digging.
If you've always wanted to grow your own fresh produce, National Gardening Day is the perfect time to start.
- Plant some seeds, and watch them grow into beautiful vegetables and fruit that you can harvest and enjoy with your family. Not only does growing your own food provide natural and nourishing sustenance, but it also saves you time and money at the grocery store.
- But the benefits of gardening go far beyond the produce. Spending time in the garden provides a chance to connect with nature, get some physical activity, and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.
- Whether you want to grow beautiful flowers, fresh herbs, or even houseplants, National Gardening Day celebrates this satisfying pastime that you can enjoy for decades.
- And don't worry if you don't have a lot of outdoor space – gardening can be done in all kinds of ways. Whether you plant in the ground, in containers, in straw bales, or in a square foot gardening box, there's no wrong way to garden.
- Pick up your trowel, get your soil ready, because National Gardening Day is a call to action for gardeners and would-be gardeners to start planting and growing beautiful gardens.
Whether you're interested in growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, houseplants, or anything in between, this day is a celebration of the joys of gardening. So get out there, get your hands dirty, and experience the physical, emotional, and nutritional benefits of this rewarding hobby.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL GARDENING DAY
There are many ways that you can celebrate the day, including:
- Find the right book, guide or resource for your needs at Cool Springs Press, county extension service, the local bookstore or library.
- Look for a community garden in your area.
- Organize a seed and perennial plant swap with neighbors and friends.
- Join a garden club. There isn’t one near? Start one!
- Visit your local nursery or garden center—you will be amazed and excited by all the beautiful options
NATIONAL GARDENING DAY HISTORY
Cool Springs PressCool Springs, an imprint of The Quarto Group, founded National Gardening Day on April 14 to celebrate gardening and to encourage home gardeners and students to learn more about how to garden.
Q. Can anyone celebrate National Gardening Day?
A. Yes! Anyone can celebrate the day, even apartment dwellers. Container gardening and cooperative gardening make it possible for people without a yard to garden too.
Q. I don’t have a green thumb. How can I learn to garden?
A. Green thumbs are not required to learn to garden. Attend gardening seminars to gain knowledge. Read up about the plants that thrive in your zone. Start with some easy plants to grow such as:
- Bachelor Buttons
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