Welcome to Backyard Food Growing
Have you always wanted a garden but don’t very much space or have ideal conditions? The steps to making a backyard food garden are quite easy.
It’s possible to grow most fruits and veggies in some type of container.
Some of the easy ones are carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, basil and other herbs, pole beans and pole peas.
Growing raspberries, blueberries and even cherry trees in containers is really easy too. The options are numerous with a little creativity and ingenuity.
Beautiful cedar raised beds on legs are perfect. Also think vertically, there are various types of vertical planters that fix to a wall, ceiling or fence.
Then there are upside down hangers for tomatoes or cucumbers.
The Kitchen Garden
It’s easy to get started with a little kitchen garden right on your patio. You’ll be able to adapt a unique garden of your own using the space you have. You just need the right type of container. There are so many ideas that will make it possible for you to some grow food.
A good example of small space vegetable gardening is growing pole beans in a container or raised bed. Secure a tall stake and plant the beans at the bottom, then plant lettuce below.
Lettuce prefers shadier conditions that the large bean leaves provide. This idea can literally take up only a few square feet.
Square Foot Gardening is a brilliant way to maximize limited growing space.
Grow a New Gardener
It’s critical to pass the love of gardening on to the next generation. Gardening gives kids the opportunity to learn about growth and caring for a living thing, which in turn teaches them about life itself.
They gain many other life skills from sprouting seeds or growing young plants and bulbs into beautiful flowers and food.
They’ll gain great pride and satisfaction from successfully growing a seed into a delicious fruit or vegetable they can eat. Likewise if they grow a perennial or annual seed and grow it into a beautiful flower.
Gardening is a very empowering activity for kids. If you have children of any age, then definitely involve them in the gardening activities too.
Even the young ones can do some digging and planting, just make it age and ability appropriate. It may not be tidy but they will love it and learn a lot.
I hope you enjoy the site and are inspired to grow some fruits and veggies in your own backyard.
It’s easier than you might think. The harvest is uniquely delicious and well worth the effort. The flavors are unlike anything from the grocery store.
Thanks for visiting! Leave a comment below and let me how I can help you get started.
Backyard Food Growing