My property is just under 1/4 acre and it is forced to fulfill many purposes from children’s play area, to poultry farm and gardening area. It’s a lot of work for a little piece of land. However, I can still produce a lot of food for my family and customers. It simply takes some planning and innovation.
Getting Started with Gardening
With the increasing awareness of healthy living, people are turning to growing their own organic vegetables in their backyards. Backyard gardening has many advantages. Not only does it save money and provide a constant flow of fresh vegetables, but it’s also a source of recreation and physical exercise in relaxing environment and fresh air.
Knowing that you don’t need full-sun for all your crops opens up a lot of doors when it comes to planning for your garden. Maybe (like me) you will realize that you can sacrifice a bit of lawn and instead of spending your time mowing, you can be spending your time collecting food for your table.
Making your yard eco-friendly is a process, not an all-or-nothing imperative. Every improvement brings a benefit to the environment and teaches you something. Remember too that you are not alone. As more and more people make their yard once more a living part of their eco-system, together we just might save the world’s environment.
The collective human footprint on Earth’s environment may be growing larger every year, but here’s some good news: so is our knowledge of what we can do to make things better. If you’re a world leader then please get to work reversing global warming. As for the rest of us, we can start quite literally in our own back yards.
Tulips are also one of the easiest flowers to grow in your garden. Plant the bulb in fall and leave it alone to find great flowers in the spring. This guide gives you a few easy things you can do to help improve the quality of your flowers without too much additional effort.
Map your yard so you know where to put each of your plants. This is critical for flowers as well as vegetables and other produce. To have happy healthy plants, you need to give them what they need. Figuring out how much sun your garden gets is a great start.
Swales are an amazing permaculture implementation – It’s a designing system that work harder than you do. Pair it with a hugelkultur bed and you’ve got a winning system. It’s basically a ditch dug on contour that captures water so it can slowly soak into the land. They almost negate the need for active irrigation in many scenarios.
That IS the question. It is purported as being one of gardening’s “time honored traditions” and is mentioned in some of the greatest gardening guides around. Even in a few of my favorites. Being a visual learner, for the longest time I didn’t understand the concept. I created a beautiful graphics for the visual people like myself so you understand the concept.
Trellises serve an important function in the garden. They can be completely utilitarian or they can be a work of art. The best part is that with a little ingenuity, they can cost pennies or even be free. They can be assembled in minutes or toiled away year after year to become an intricate masterpiece.
As much as I would love to wander through fields of corn and have meandering paths through plots of carrots, peas and potatoes, that just isn’t a reality where I live. Where I live is less than 1/4 acre. That is where container gardening comes into play. Container gardening is turning over a new and updated leaf now that people are going back to growing their own food.