Backyard Food Growing
See the image to the right, that is a bag of young potato plants. They always turn out perfect and pest free.
Containers are suitable for:
- Lettuce (any leaf vegetable)
As well as many other fruit plants and veggie plants can be grown in a container.
An example is with the use of tall bamboo poles, it’s easy to grow pole beans above and lettuce below.The lettuce will sunburn easily and it will prefer living in the shade of the bean leaves. This idea would take up only a handful of square feet on a patio. This and many other ideas will make it possible for you to some grow food even if you don’t have a lot of space.
Involve the kids
Many of us have fond memories of some type of gardening when we were kids. My childhood garden was raspberries and green onions. Gardening is fun and doing it on a small scale is a very hassle free way to do it.
It’s critical to pass the love of gardening on to the next generation, not to mention giving them the opportunity to learn the life skills growing food provides.
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. They will love it and will learn a lot.
The pictures I have here are real images of my garden, check out my gallery page here.
I’ll give you all the info you will need to set up your own little food garden right outside of your back door.
I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about:
- Container gardening
- Food growing
- Beneficial insects
- Sharing my harvest with the birds
- Pest control
- Creative use of reclaimed bricks and other items
- And so much more
How do I start?
The instructions for setting up your own pallet garden are here.
Look at the images and videos to see how I’ve laid out my garden, everything is up on pallets, the walkways are made of reclaimed paving stones and gravel.
The harvest is uniquely delicious and well worth the effort even on a small scale.
Even if you only grow enough for a few meals it’ll be well worth it, the flavors are unlike anything from the grocery store.
Thanks for visiting.
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Happy Gardening! Stacy
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