Grow Your Own Food
Spring is just a few weeks away, and in addition to warmer weather and sunnier days, we can look forward to gardening. Flowers are fabulous, but why not put all that effort towards growing your own food? Follow these five tips to start a garden of your own.
Depending on your local climate, the quality of your soil, and other factors, you’ll need to know what you’re getting yourself into when planning a garden. A little research goes a long way when it comes to growing your own food. Don’t skip this very crucial step!
Now that you know what you can grow, figure out what you want to grow? Where will you plant your garden? What parts of your yard get shade versus sun? Will you plant in containers, in the ground, or in raised beds? These are all questions you’ll need to answer before getting to it!
Order your seeds, or purchase them from a reputable local gardening store. Avoid GMO seeds, and opt for organic when possible. Make sure you order your chosen seeds in time to get them planted in the recommended timeframe.
Now that you’re fully prepared, get those seeds in the soil. Witnessing a seedling poke through the soil is thrilling beyond compare!
Once your seeds have sprouted, it’s all about maintenance. Water, sunshine, fertilizer, and plenty of attention will make the seedlings soar. Be sure to troubleshoot any issues that may crop up, such a fungus, bugs, yellowing leaves, etc.
With a little effort, and a lot of luck, you can grow your own food. Few things are as satisfying as picking ripe produce that you started from seed. Try it and see for yourself!