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Balcony gardening becoming popular in S. Korea amid COVID-19 pandemic
Updated: 2021-02-15 10:04:24 KST
Mornings can be very busy for double-income families.
Some even start the day by tending to their balcony gardens to help prepare breakfast.
It's already been six months since one working home gardener started growing her own wheat grass.
And by blending it with milk, she says it has made both her mind and body healthier.

"The first thing I do in the morning is check how much my plants have grown overnight. It sets my mind at ease. I don't have time to feel depressed like some people say they do."

Growing a balcony garden is simple, even for beginners.
Plant the seeds close together and give them plenty of water.
Move the pot so that it gets enough sunlight once the seeds begin to sprout, and make sure the soil doesn't dry up.
A lot of nutrients are brought to the table but with minimal effort.

"Shoots have various phytonutrients like Polycosanol or Saponarin. They are full of nutrients and minerals, I think it helps take care of family health."

Simple home gardening could be the hobby we need to help ward off the corona blues.
Lee Eunjin, Arirang News.
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