Doing a spot of garden DIY is good for your health, according to the editor of Grow You Own Magazine.
Lucy Halsall said gardening can be a form of gentle exercise if done on a regular basis and can contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
"Gentle digging, weeding, sowing, bending and stretching keeps people supple," she explained.
"They are the main activities that you do on the allotment and that must be good for people's health."
Garden DIY could be particularly beneficial for those struggling to fit in the recommended amount of physical activity.
And grow your own projects could have additional health benefits if homeowners are using plots to plant nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Ms Halsall claimed that growing food in the garden is a trend that has captured people's imaginations in recent years.
To those considering joining the movement, she said: "You don't need a large allotment plot to grow vegetables. Many of our readers are people who have small gardens or no garden at all."
Posted by Thomas Morris