With every second that passes by, the world is becoming more developed, and green spaces are quickly disappearing.
Why is this a problem?
According to multiple studies, green spaces appear to be essential to positive health and happiness.
Many people are realizing the benefits of exercise, and a healthy diet. Similarly, having green in our lives appears to be of similar importance.
Unfortunately, it seems that green spaces may continue to disappear, but there is a solution...
How is growing green a solution?
As we lose access to public parks, reserves, and other parts of nature that were previously enjoyed by people, it’s important to find a replacement for the time being.
Individually, we have the power to improve our own well being and the well being of those in our local community by growing plants, vegetables, and other greenery ourselves.
If you’re wondering what the best ways of growing green are, have no worries! We’ve got you covered.
We’ve created a list of the top 3 ways that you can grow green in order to improve your health, happiness, and wellbeing:
- Traditional grow
- Hydroponic grow
- Aeroponic grow
Traditional growing incorporates traditional methods of agricultural production, such as the use of soil, fertilizer, and reliance on a method of irrigation.
On the other hand, hydroponic and aeroponic methods of growing green haven’t been used as much traditionally, but are increasing in popularity.
Each method can result in beautiful plants, veggies, or other forms of agriculture and help increase your wellbeing substantially.
With that said...let’s get into the details of how to grow green!
Method 1: Traditional Grow
If you’re not afraid of getting a little dirty, then a traditional growing method may suit you!
This will most often involve the use of soil, a method of irrigation, sunlight, and possibly fertilizer.
- Decide what plant that will be grown
- Research correct environmental conditions
- Maintain correct environmental conditions
To begin growing green using traditional methods, you’ll first want to decide what plant you are growing.
Remember, some plants will grow better in certain conditions than others.
After you’ve decided on what you want to grow, it’s important to research what environmental conditions the plant will require.
Some important factors to consider:
- Light requirements
- Size of plant
- Nutrition requirements
- Water requirements
Generally, a quick Google search will produce the required information for you to use.
For example, if you’d like to grow tomatoes and searched, “How To Grow Tomatoes”, the first link that pops up (currently) is this guide by Bonnie Plants.
This guide covers the correct ways to choose, plant, care, troubleshoot problems, and harvest tomatoes.
A popular method of growing a plant such as a tomato traditionally is through the use of a planter, such as the one seen here!
Planters are also a great way of growing other plants, but similarly to a garden, they do require the use of soil.
So if you’re looking for a method of growing green that’s a little cleaner...
Method 2: Hydroponic Grow
This method is a bit different from traditional growing practices, but you can still obtain the same great, beautiful results that’ll boost your happiness and wellbeing.
First...what is hydroponic growing?
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants and agriculture that is more efficient and less wasteful when compared to traditional agricultural methods.
Traditional methods require soil, sunlight, and rain. Hydroponics, on the other hand, does need any of the three listed traditional requirements.
Although plants grown hydroponically are grown in a different fashion, you’ll still end up with the same result of having beautiful greenery.
On to our next method!
Method 3: Aeroponic Grow
Did you know that it’s possible to grow plants using mist?
Similar to hydroponics, aeroponics is a method of growing plants that does not require the use of soil.
In this case, a liquid nutrient solution ‘bathes’ the plant roots when the solution is turned into mist.
If you can grow a plant hydroponically, then there is also a good chance that you’ll be able to grow it aeroponically as well.
In order to grow aeroponically, you will need to obtain the right tools such as a lighting system, fogging system, reservoir, and the correct nutrients. These can be found through your local gardening store or online.
To make life easier, we’ve also created the FogBox (pictured above) for home or office use to help you grow aeroponically.
As time has passed, nature has slowly begun to disappear, and in its place has come a concrete jungle.
Along the way, scientists have realized that with this disappearance has been a loss of wellbeing which green spaces and plants seem to help provide.
Listed below are three ways that you can grow green to improve the wellbeing of yourself and those in your community:
- Traditional grow
- Hydroponic grow
- Aeroponic grow
Each of these growing styles have different strengths, and it’s up to you to pick which method you like the best. What's important to keep in mind is that using any of the three methods can ultimately lead to a boost in your happiness and wellbeing.
What are your thoughts?
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