If you’ve ever been to the UK in early June, you’re likely to remember the lovely, temperate weather, high tea in the garden, and perhaps the presence of beetles on the prowl for a mate. June is known as peak beetle season as many species are looking to reproduce. Stag beetles in … [Read more...] about Help bolster the UK’s beetle populations after a cold and rainy spring
Looking to start a garden this year but new to cultivating your own food? Planting a garden can be daunting, but starting with easy crop choices can simplify the process and increase your chances of reaping a rewarding yield during your first season. Today we share five of the … [Read more...] about New to gardening? Try these 5 easy veggies to get you started
American households use more than 7 billion gallons of water per day just to tend to their lawns. Some experts estimate that up to 50 percent of that water is wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff. But what if we could use those lawn spaces for something more meaningful, … [Read more...] about This startup is transforming front lawns into neighborhood farms
Here at The Optimist Daily, we are big fans of brain-boosting hobbies that support your health. For instance, cultivating your own garden has a positive impact on your well-being and is good for the environment. Journaling is also a fantastic way to de-stress, reflect on your … [Read more...] about Start a garden journal to promote the health of your personal ecosystem
Gardening is a pastime with a multitude of benefits for the environment and general health. The lockdown has seen a surge in people investing in their gardens—that is, of course, if they are fortunate enough to have space for them. The National Allotment Society reports that … [Read more...] about Have a green thumb but no garden? AllotMe can help.