National Plant Health Week

May 13, 2021 2 min read

National Plant Health Week

This past week (10th May) has been National Plant Health week. Organisations have been highlighting how healthy plants benefit the planet, and us.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite facts and tips we’ve seen this week about the vital importance of plant health.

  • Plants produce 98% of the oxygen we breathe and 80% of the food we eat
  • The British oak tree supports 2,300 species, including birds, fungi, mammals, invertebrates and lichens
  • In 2015, it is estimates that the UK’s plants, woodland and vegetation removed 1.3 billion kg of air pollutants
  • In 2018, farmers in the UK produced 5 million tonnes of potatoes and 719 thousand tonnes of fruit

I think it’s clear that a large diversity of healthy plants is good for the environment, but what about us?

Many of us have been using our green spaces more, with a walk in the park or sitting in our gardens becoming a welcome part of our routine. And with good reason! Engaging with nature has been shown to have a positive effect on a person’s wellbeing.

However, if we don’t care for plant wellbeing, then we will all suffer. Air quality will become poorer, the agricultural industry will not be able to support our growing population and the impacts of climate could see the reduction of viable crops and nutritional value.

So, what can we do?

  • When shopping for garden plants, make sure to buy plants responsibly from reputable suppliers
  • After visiting woodlands and parks, clean your boots to help limit the spread of plant diseases
  • Be mindful of the many ways we’re able to do our bit in the fight against climate change
  • Be aware of the green spaces you use and make sure you don’t damage the wildlife whilst you’re enjoying it

And most importantly, take care of the plants you have at home. Browse our range of products  to find out how the Magic Molecule Co. can help you improve the health of your garden.

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