Growing Your Own Food All Year Long
If you want your taste buds to be perennially happy, growing your own food all year long is almost a guaranteed way to get there. Not only will every meal be a bit more savory, but you will be showing kindness to the environment as well.
It also means that you can stockpile your home-grown fruits and veggies for those long winter months and unforeseen emergencies!
Think about it.
Most of the food on our table has traveled hundreds (if not thousands) of miles before it ever hits our dinner plates. The impact on the environment as our food rambles down the road emitting carbon emissions is significant. Creating a greenhouse or outdoor garden is a terrific way to reduce our own carbon fingerprint. Besides, there’s nothing quite like the taste of truly fresh, pesticide-free food for the palette.
Growing your food all year long means starting with a spot in your garden that will attract a fair amount of sunshine. Fruits and vegetables generally like six hours of sun per day, so you should situate your greenhouse garden in a patch of land that is consistently sunny all year round (greenhouses are perfect for growing your food all year long).
No garden is hungrier than a garden filled with budding produce. For best results, gardens should be fed with plenty of organic matter. These materials would include home grown compost or worm castings, chicken or cow manure, and mushroom compost. You should leave the compost in the garden to settle for several weeks before planting to keep from harming your new plants.
Remember when purchasing your seeds, diversity is fundamental to a healthy garden. Try choosing different fruits and vegetable, intermingling your selections with assorted herbs and beautiful flowering plants.
You can plant the seeds directly into your garden. Once planted, water the seeds well and allow time to germinate.
If you plant a lot of seeds, you will soon see how quickly they germinate. This can quickly overcrowd the flowerbeds. Catch it early and transplanting your baby plants is actually quite simple.
Growing your food all year long requires looking after your garden with care and regularly checking for clear signs of disease or insect infestation. When trouble is found, respond to it immediately. Remember, prevention is often the best medicine.
You can control pests by attracting birds and spiders to your garden. Natural methods in maintaining a healthy garden are best. Using pesticides can actually keep away the creatures that would otherwise kill the insects, thereby allowing them to prosper.
Growing your food all year long is both fun and rewarding. Garden or greenhouse, you can make this next year your most delicious yet.
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