Welcome to Backyard Food Growing
Ok, are you ready to get growing some yummy food? It’s really not that hard to grow some of your own fruits and veggies right in your own backyard, and it’s fun to do too.
One of the biggest reasons for growing some of your own food is that you’ll know where it came from and that it’s completely free of pesticides. Eating clean organic veggies and fruit is great for your health and the meals will be so delicious.
What to Grow?
It’s best to get started growing some of the easy veggies and fruit such as carrots, potatoes, peas, beans, raspberries and blueberries. These are all quite low maintenance and easy to grow in smaller spaces.
It’s usually inexpensive to get your own little food garden started using the different types of creative growing methods available. There are many planter kits and vertical gardens available to purchase. You can also build one of your own to suit the space you have.
Efficient use of the space at hand is all that’s needed and it doesn’t even have to require ground area. Vertical planters and hanging planters are fun build if you have the space or just buy and they come in many different sizes and designs.
Wall mounting systems are great for smaller rooted plants such as radishes, small varieties of carrots, lettuce, spinach and herbs.
Most fruits and veggies are adaptable and will be happy growing in a container. These include bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, squash, strawberries, blueberries and many more.
This makes it possible for people who live in apartments or condos to have a garden too. The picture below is a fresh picked pile of red, yellow, black and purple raspberries all quite easily grown in containers.
The Kitchen Garden
The kitchen garden is a great way to do a little bit of gardening right on your window sill or patio. Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow. It’s fast growing and is delicious in so many recipes.
As you probably know, kids are eager to learn anything and everything they can, so I say teach them about gardening!
It’s really important to pass the knowledge of growing food and love of gardening on to our next generations. Food is pretty important to our survival, don’t you think?
The kids gain great satisfaction from sprouting seeds and caring for the young plants so they produce delicious food they can eat. The first time they sprout a seed and grow it into food, they’ll be amazed and so proud of themselves. Gardening makes for a lot of great activities in schools and daycares. I definitely recommend getting all kids in to gardening.
Touching and working with the soil seems to have a calming effect on kids. Playing in the soil and gardening has been shown to reduce stress in both kids and adults. Gardening is also great therapy for a wide range of physical and emotional issues.
Start with the Youngest Kids
Give the kids the room to learn and discover what soil feels like and even what soil tastes like if they want to…a bite of good old fashioned dirt won’t kill them. It may not be tidy, they might spill some seeds and soil, but they’ll love it and learn so much.
Let them get dirty and most of all let them have fun. I bet they’ll even surprise you with what they understand and are capable of doing. Enjoy that time with them, it’s priceless. You might even create a life long passion for gardening in them.
I hope you like the site, spend some time here and most of all I hope you become inspired to grow some of your own fruits and veggies in your backyard or small space.
Even if you only have room for one or two containers, then still do it. The harvest is uniquely delicious and well worth the effort.
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