Why You Should Invest Time in both a Harvest AND Flower Garden


There are multiple types of gardens for every season and reason, but the most popular are harvest and flower gardens that begin in the summer and head into autumn until first frosts. Most people group their fruits, veggies, and flower gardens together into a single garden, but there are more benefits in investing your time into two gardens—one for harvest and one for blossoms.

You Can Have the Best of Both Worlds—Nature’s Beauty in One Garden with Fresh Produce in Another

Flowers are, for the most part, only for aesthetics. They look gorgeous and make you happy—and that’s really all the reason you need for a flower garden. A produce garden, however, is a great way to ensure you and your loved ones have fresh veggies and fruits throughout summertime. And maybe beyond that. Hence, the reason you need two gardens in a single yard.

Separate Gardens Allow Fruits and Vegetables to Have More Nutrients as the Soil and Water is Dedicated Solely to Their Roots

When you put produce with flowers in the same garden, the flowers might soak up the nutrients that would make the veggies and fruits nourishing to your mind and body. The surefire way to keep this from happening is to dedicate a garden to your produce. This ensures nutrients in the soil and the water are well-used and redistributed to you when you eat your harvest.

Planning on putting your gardens in an old pasture? Check the soil and invest in an amphibious dredger to make sure water and nutrients can make it to your plants’ roots.

Having a Flower Garden is More of a Hobby for Fun and Beauty, a.k.a. A Big Stress Reliever

Flower gardens are big accomplishments because it can be harder to grow some kinds of blossoms. Think of a flower garden as a challenge. But one you can take pride and enjoyment from. It’s a hobby completely cantered on beauty and fun; ergo, flower gardening can be a big stress reliever for those that simply need a healthy dose of fresh air, nature, and something beautiful to make their days better.

Either Garden Counts as Exercise, but the Produce Garden Counts Doubly Since You Have to Count the Harvest Process.

Gardening counts as both cardiovascular and muscular exercises because you dig and plant and work hard to get flowers and produce growing in your gardens. However, for those that put in a little extra hard work in hopes of keen heart health, produce gardening is more so physically demanding because there’s the harvesting process at the end of your growing season.