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So, you have been stuck inside for a month now. Meanwhile, the sun is shining and the temperatures are climbing. You may be feeling the itch that many of us are feeling...you want to go outside...you NEED to go outside….BUT….COVID-19 has you barricaded inside.
You may not realize that Cornell Farm’s Nursery and Cafe are both remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic, but indeed that is the case. We remain open to the public with new safety restrictions and procedures so that we may provide the tools and products necessary for growing food, among other things.
So why is now the time to plant your garden? As Deby Barnhart, owner of Cornell Farm explains, “Spring is the perfect time to sew a variety of plants in your garden, particularly edibles like tomatoes. Vegetables and fruits planted now will be ready for harvest in time for your summer table.”
As we mentioned earlier this month, Victory Gardens are becoming quite popular again, as Oregonians look for ways to sustainably grow their own food, and look for ways to escape their homes into the great outdoors. However, if edible gardening isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of benefits to gardening this time of year.
Gardening for mental health is a popular way for people to relieve stress and boost their mood. Powerhouse publications like ‘Psychology Today’ have outlined the many benefits to gardening for mental health, which include:
You don’t need a backyard to reap the benefits of gardening. A small patio or front porch- or even a sunny window will do. Our resource section of our website offers a variety of tips and ideas for every level of gardener!