“We don’t have to grow EVERYTHING! But growing SOME of your own food involves fresh air, organic nutrition and glorious tastes, so why not give it a go? :-)”
We’re all wising up to the packaging and processing problems with our food supplies these days, so what better solution than to grow your own food. This isn’t really as difficult as it may sound. The bad press gardening has had revolves around having to produce ALL our own food. We don’t have to!
Let’s Get Growing….
Just a few herbs on the windowsill will add a touch of ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your every day meals – you won’t have to buy expensive processed pasta sauces if you have a few tomatoes and herbs available.
All in all, it may as well be a fun experience, so choose what you WANT to grow. As long as it’s indigenous to your region, you will get a crop, with a little TLC of course.
-Consider how much time you want to spend with your new hobby.
-Plants need watering – maybe every day, and perhaps a little maintenance later on (tomatoes need pinching out for example)
-Organize space for plants in the garden, or pots and containers.
Many vegetables can be grown in containers if outside space is limited. You can buy specially designed strawberry containers, potato barrels etc; simple large pots will be good enough for many vegetables. Research a few ideas before you go rushing off to the garden centre though.
And then there are herbs. Probably the most practical plant genre in existence. Herbs have been cultivated for culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for centuries, and beyond!
Flowers are a wonderful addition to your garden and many of them can be eaten as well as admired.
With a few basics and some good seeds, gardening is probably one of the most rewarding and healthiest hobbies you can undertake. Make this year a healthy one 🙂
Growing Everyday Vegetables is a quick download and a handy reference for your veggie growing:
Growing Everyday Vegetables takes you step-by-step through the process of growing, harvesting and storing ten everyday vegetables:
Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Garlic, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Zucchini.
And, as an added bonus, there are recipe ideas so you can serve delicious food that the whole family will enjoy.
Let’s get growing!
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