Gardening is the art and science of cultivating and growing plants in a controlled environment as part of gardening. In non-natural gardens, frequently ornamental plants are grown simply for their beautiful flowers, foliage, and appearance; other useful plants, like medicinal herbs, are grown to help combat disease or for other reasons; and crops are grown primarily for food production. However, if you are looking to create a garden that is self-sustaining and does not require the use of pesticides, then gardening is the way to go. If you are an enthusiast gardener, then gardening is your hobby, and a great hobby to keep you occupied when you have nothing else going on in your life!
In most traditional gardens or vegetable gardens, plantings are usually fairly small-groupings of a few plants of roughly the same height or size. In today’s more “urbanized” gardens, plantings are often much larger, often consisting of entire landscapes with entire lawns, gardens, parks, etc. Plantings may also consist of entire building projects with many different levels and different layouts, including apartment buildings, condominiums, and townhomes. Typically, plantings are used to cover large areas that are hard to grow grass or plants that need specific types of soil to survive.
Gardening and farming go hand-in-hand. Growing crops and harvesting produce are a part of gardening, just as feeding the plants is a crucial part of ensuring the quality of the plants that are grown. Vegetable farmers harvest their crops from the land each fall, but most importantly during the springtime when they are most hungry for nutrients! Farmers have been farming with crops in this manner for centuries, and it is an essential aspect of farming and rural living. Whether you are looking to start a small garden for personal use, gardening for profit, or gardening as a way to reduce or eliminate your carbon footprint, gardening is a fun and rewarding hobby that all people should be passionate about!