• GARDENING IN TIMES OF QUARANTINE


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    THE QUARANTINE DUE TO THE COVID - 19 PANDEMIC THAT BEGAN IN MARCH HAS PARALYZED ALL SECTORS WORLDWIDE, MAKING HOUSEHOLD CHORES SUCH AS GARDENING ONE OF THE BEST OPTIONS FOR SPENDING TIME AND LEAVING WITH YOUR FAMILY.


    THE GARDENS ARE CONSIDERED BY MANY PEOPLE AS QUIET PLACES THAT CAN HELP THEM REFLECT. THIS ACTIVITY "USING GARDENING AS THERAPY" IS CALLED HORTICULTURAL THERAPY, WHICH HAS GAINED MORE RELEVANCE IN RECENT YEARS.


    THE HORTICOLA THERAPY TO THOSE WHO PRACTICE IT ALLOW TO IMPROVE THE WELL-BEING, PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL. IN ADDITION TO THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:


    • GREATER LIFE SATISFACTION:


    THIS PRACTICE CAN IMPROVE OUR LEVELS OF OPTIMISM


    • REDUCES THE RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS:


    ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, JUST REMOVING THE WEEDS, LOADING THE WEIGHT OF THE COMPOST AND THE SOIL, THIS CAN HELP US LOSE WEIGHT, IMPROVE OUR PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AND DECREASE THE CHANCES OF SUFFERING FROM OSTEOPOROSIS.


    • LOWER RISK OF DIABETES:


    ACTIVE GARDENERS SPEND APPROXIMATELY 150 MINUTES A WEEK ON THESE TASKS, EXERCISING DURING THAT TIME, PREVENTING DIABETES. IN ADDITION, IF WE GROW FOOD PRODUCTS, WE CAN ENJOY HEALTHY AND HEALTHY FOOD.


    • TAKE CARE OF MENTAL HEALTH:


    GARDENING CAN HELP US CALM AGITATION AND ANXIETY, IMPROVING OUR SLEEP PATTERN AND THE QUALITY OF OUR REST HOURS.


    • HELPS FIGHT DEPRESSION:


    THOSE WHO PRACTICE GARDENING ENJOY A DECREASE IN THE LEVELS OF CORTISOL, WHICH IS THE STRESS HORMONE, THUS, THESE PEOPLE ENJOY A BETTER MOOD. ACCORDING TO THE PORTAL'S RECOMMENDATIONS, BEING IN THE GARDEN, PERCEIVING ITS AROMAS AND SOUNDS, HELPS RELAXATION AND IMPROVES MOOD.


    • IMPROVEMENT IN DIET:


    PEOPLE WHO SPEND TIME GARDENING CAN IMPROVE THEIR EATING HABITS BY HAVING MORE SELF-PRODUCED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AVAILABLE.


    AMONG THE SIMPLEST PRACTICES THAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME, ARE


    CLEAN THE PLANTS AT HOME: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TIME TO CLEAN THE DUST OF YOUR PLANTS WITH WATER, ALSO CHECK THEIR SOIL AND MAKE SURE THAT NONE OF THEM LACK WATER.


    LEARN TO RECOGNIZE WHEN A PLANT NEEDS WATER. BY INSERTING A WOODEN STICK INTO THE GROUND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW IF THERE IS HUMIDITY OR NOT, JUST IN CASE YOU REMOVE AN ALMOST CLEAN STICK, YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU NEED MORE WATER.


    GROW VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND AROMATIC PLANTS ON A TERRACE OR BALCONY. THEY ARE HEALTHY AND TASTY FOODS, THEIR COLORS PROVIDE A DECORATIVE TOUCH AND THEIR CULTIVATION IN POTS AND PLANTERS MAKES IT EASY TO MODIFY THEIR LOCATION


    COMPOST IS A NATURAL FERTILIZER THAT WE CAN MAKE AT HOME. IT ALLOWS BALANCING THE SOIL OF THE GARDEN, POOR IN HUMUS AFTER THE CROPS. COMPOST CAN BE MADE IN SEVERAL WAYS: ON MOUNDS, ON THE SURFACE OR IN A SILO CALLED A COMPOSTER. COMPOSTING IS A NATURAL SOLUTION TO FERTILIZE THE SOIL.