Thankfully, you can keep your home garden mosquito-free by planting natural insect-repellent plants.Planting herbs and flowers that mosquitoes hate is a better alternative, especially since they don’t contain harmful chemicals like certain brands of insect spray.
Also called “green medicine,” its sub-disciplines include: Adventure therapy Animal-assisted therapy (also known as pet therapy) Blue care (therapy that uses “blue space” or outdoor water environments) Ecotherapy Forest bathing (immersing oneself in the ambiance of the forest) Green exercise (conducting physical workouts in a natural environment) Nature meditation Botanical, floral, and herbal nutrition Therapeutic gardening Wilderness immersion Nature therapy is slowly but surely finding its place in healthcare as a lifestyle intervention that provides many health benefits to patients.
In a natural ecosystem, there are several layers of plant growth, starting with tall trees at the top, with shorter trees, medium and low shrubs, root crops, climbing plants and low-lying ground cover underneath. Home gardens will also benefit from cover crops, helping to improve the soil, attract beneficial insects and capture more sunlight (energy).
A sterile seed planting mix will give your eggplants the best chance of survival4 and allow you to blend ingredients to amend the medium you’re working with, such as bark, a coconut fiber called coir and vermiculite.5 Avoid synthetic fertilizer.
1 Spinach is an annual edible flowering plant that may grow to 12 inches high with leaves up to 6 inches wide. Malabar spinach may provide you with a harvest of spinach throughout the summer and fall months until the plant begins to bloom, which changes the taste of the leaves.
If you plant zucchini close to each other, you'll have flowers opening on any given day, which improves your chances of pollination and an abundant crop. Check your plants every day for new fruit, as they grow quickly.
Extended harvesting, longer growing season and thornless varieties make cultivated plants more enticing if you are adding blackberries to your garden. Although the health benefits of blackberries go beyond anthocyanins, it also wise to remember the fruit contains fructose.
1 The name is believed to be derived from the medieval French word “saffleur,” or from the Old Italian word “saffiore.” 2 It is identified by its strong central stems that can grow from 12 to 36 inches tall, and branches that produce one to five yellow or orange flower heads that bloom in late July.
Red colored okra include Red Velvet, Burgundy and Bowling Red. If you're looking for an oversized vegetable, try the Perkins Mammoth long pod maturing in 60 days and growing to a height of 6 to 10 feet.
Other commonly sprouted beans, nuts, seeds and grains include: Another plant that is easy to grow that has many valuable health benefits is fennel.