Since the Coronavirus lockdown measures came into place, more and more of us are trying to regain some sense of control when it comes to sourcing food: all you need to do is look at all the people baking their own bread on Instagram to see that’s true.
Many of us are, likewise, turning to growing our own fruits, herbs and vegetables. This isn’t exactly a new trend, of course: indeed, millennials have long rated it as one of their top five leisure activities, and it’s easy to see why. Countless studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive: not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure, as well as improving overall physical fitness.
However, while a third of us are now adept at growing our own food, many of us aren’t blessed with gardens or balconies to turn into our own little fruit and vegetable plots – no matter how much we may want to showcase our green fingers.
Nowadays, though, anything is possible – even growing fruit and vegetables indoors. In fact, some of are even using up bits of leftover vegetables to grow brand-new ones from our windowsills.