Why not harvest Fruits and vegetables from your own garden? This would be a great way to change the place you live in, from your house to your Home!
Yes indeed, you can create your own garden with very little investment, and with modest inexpensive means. You do not have to spend a fortune, to grow and eat fresh healthy fruits, berries, and vegetables in your backyard.
The best part of it is that you can grow them organic, without using the dangerous chemical fertilizers and pesticides, to poison your body. There are so many simple ways to make the soil of your garden fertile, and rich in minerals. Make your own composted material, from things that otherwise will waste away.
Composting, for example does not require any special skills whatsoever, just a little common sense. Let us think of the woods for a moment, and see how Mother Nature fertilizes the soil, and the environment in which the trees are living, in a perpetual mode.
The trees are dropping the dead or broken limbs, and the leaves, that decompose, naturally, with the help of the water, wind, sun, and the micro organisms, the bacteria that feed on decaying vegetation and turn them into rich nutritious humus.
Like in any successful and fruitful garden, the first important thing to do is preparation of the soil. Make it fertile. The cheapest way to accumulate the amount of natural fertilizer necessary in your garden, according to its size, are the leaves. They are readily available almost anywhere. And you do not even need a complicated composting drum, if you can not afford one. Just make a pile of leaves in one of the corners of your property, and turn the leaves with a pitch fork, now and then, and you will have a nice amount of good rich compost to fertilize your garden plot, naturally!
Once the compost is nice black, and full of nutrient, spread it on top of the soil in your garden plot and till it in, by a tiller or by a spade. And by-the-way, you will find out that using the spade is the best physical exercise you can have for free. It is good for your body, your mind and your soul. Work and live in peace, in the tranquility of your little Paradise that you are creating: your own garden.
Make a list of what fruits and vegetable you would like to grow. For the fruit trees, it depends on what part of the country you live in. But think of, apple, plum, peach, pear, cherry, or any other trees that you like, and plant them in a little orchard, if you have the space. Or plant the fruit trees strategically to improve the landscape of your property. This should also help to raise tremendously the value of your home.
For vegetables, there is an endless list of possibilities, but you can choose what you like the best. A few ideas would be, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, snap beans, peas, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, and also herbs, like dill, parsley, arugula, cilantro, basil, rosemary, celery, lemon balm, lavender, etc.
By having your own garden you can save a lot on your grocery bill, and the most important thing would be that you eat healthy, vibrant, and full of life fruits and vegetables. The saying goes, ‘you are what you eat.’ Why spent all that hard earned money on some old and tasteless fruits and veggies from the supermarket shelf, that traveled long distance to get there.
You can start any time. Why not right now? Take a stroll through you yard, and choose that nice sunny spot, that is just wasted space, maybe with overgrown weeds. It is not too late to think of a fall crop. Or start planning for the next season. Rake the leaves and do not burn them! It is like burning some of your cash. Time is going fast, and time is of essence. Procrastination is not going to take us anywhere. So, lets get busy and get our hands dirty. You will be glad you did.
Buy your seeds early, and start them indoors in the winter. Prepare your garden and if you plan on starting in the spring, plant when the danger of late frost is over.
Please come back for more useful information, as I will be posting regularly, new ideas and ways to have a successful garden of fruits and vegetables with modest means, and cheap, with very little cost.