Gardening is one of the calmest hobbies you could have. Being surrounded by plants can be very relaxing, and there are a lot of benefits from it. It’s amazing to discover the amazing world of plants, find out how they make food, live, and grow, what health benefits they provide. There are a lot of interesting facts about plants that you probably didn’t know. For example, some of the types of bamboo plant can grow one meter in a single day or the fact that there is some type of plants that feed with insects, called carnivore plants.
Gardening is quite underrated nowadays, but it’s actually something quite fun to do. If you want to do something like this, there are some things you should keep in mind before you begin. Location is one of the key points when it comes to gardening.
You need to make sure the plants you want to plant have the right amount of light as they need. You have to test your soil’s pH level, feed, and water the plants regularly, and always start small. There’s no need to plant your whole garden when you’re not sure if you’ll be able to take care of it. Those are some of the basic things you need to know before you begin, but something important as well is the ideas relating to what you want your garden to look like, or function.
Scroll down below to see a beautiful collection of images with all sorts of ideas that will inspire you to design your own garden and turn it into a beautiful oasis.
1. My dad’s garden. He has gotten to the point where he now has to sneak in new plants and little statues so my mum doesn’t tell him off for hoarding!
2. Current view from my sewing studio
3. The Grandparents Garden is looking AMAZING
4. My grandpa says we “need to get the word out” about how beautiful his Crepe Myrtle is.
5. My dad’s Japanese garden on the first sunny day of 2019
6. Not mine, but my boyfriend’s mother’s garden this evening. (Just about 1/5th of it).
7. This was just a pile of dirt when we moved here 2 years ago
8. My mum doesn’t use Reddit but I thought I’d show off her pride and joy- UK
9. Four years of hard work later
10. My husband passed away in December. I’ve learned gardening is a great way to deal with grief. I installed this 2,500-gallon pond this spring and have been working on the landscaping. I’m pretty proud of it
11. What a difference a few years can make. Idea 2017 vs. Established garden 2020
12. Beehives, a shade garden, and a new shed, and I think my backyard is finally finished
13. Summer is here
14. My garden is my happy place.
15. Watering your plants while on vacation
16. How to regrow romaine lettuce from the stem
1. Eat your purchased lettuce, cutting the leaves at about 1 inch from the bottom.
2. Place the remaining stem in a shallow dish of water (about 1/2 inch).
3. Place on a window sill or under grow lights.
4. Change water in the bowl every 1 to 2 days.
5. Watch your lettuce grow. It is truly remarkable how quickly the new shoots start. You may also notice that roots will start to grow on the bottom.
5. After 10-12 days, your lettuce is going to be as big as it will likely ever get. It’s not going to be a full head of lettuce, it’ll just be enough to top a sandwich or make a small salad. But how cool is that!
6. If you leave your lettuce beyond this point, it will become spindly and bitter as it attempts to produce seed. It won’t be pleasant to eat at this point. You’ll know it has reached this point when the leaves start turning a blue-green color and/or the main stalk shoots up and leaves become less dense. Trust me, eat it when it’s like the photo below.