Get Your Gardening On!

A 2020 study from Princeton University found that gardening boosts people’s mental health and happiness levels as much as activities like walking, biking and dining out. Veggie, fruit and herb gardens also afford easy access to wellness-boosting produce at its nutritional peak. Plus, it’s an at-home activity—an added bonus this year especially. If you haven’t yet tried your hand at gardening (which offers a deep connection with the natural world, not to mention an excuse to get outdoors), consider starting this season. Here are a few tips to help get you going.

Photographs by (tomatoes) Helene Dujardin (styling by Anna Hampton) & (little girl) shutterstock/Tatiana Gordievskaia