Growing your own veggies
January 29, 2010 2:29am CST
I just love my garden. I don't spend as much time in it as I would want, but every minute there is precious for me. And I just love the fact that I can grow my own crops. Does anyone else enjoys this? Does anyone has some gardening tips or helpfull ideas? If you do, I'd love you to post them here. :)
• Gold Coast, Australia
27 Feb 10
I have been getting more into permaculture and organic gardening in recent times and my wife and I have decided to turn our backyard into a food forest. It is mostly covered in lawn at the moment, but I have had enough of it requiring mowing all the time. I would rather be spending the time growing healthy food! I have just started an online journal of the progress here: http://www.squidoo.com/foodforest It is just starting, but it is very promising. If only it would stop raining so I could get out there and keep going with it...LOL. I have a water tank being delivered in ten days time. I bet it stops raining once that is installed! Tips: Keep it simple, go organic, leave weeds in the garden as long as possible as they provide nutrients to the soil and when you do pull them out, make a weed tea fertiliser out of them. Healthy soil is the key. Get that right and the plants will take care of themselves.
1 Feb 10
I agree, there's a rare kind of freedom and pride in growing your own food. There are many vegetables that you just can't buy in the shops, which can easily be grown in your garden or allotment. Have you ever tried growing wild strawberries? These are easy to grow where I live (zone 7 for hardiness). They aren't available in the shops, it's difficult to find them in abundance in the wild. Wild strawberries aren't as big, but they taste far superior to commercial strawberries.
• United States
29 Jan 10
We plant several gardens each spring. I have one at my house, one at my mom's house and help in the neighbor's garden too. Gardening has become a way of life for us as it is a good way to get the veggies my mom uses to make salsa. We are already planning and preparing to buy our seeds/plants as soon as the weather breaks and we can get out there to do some work, but since they are calling for 6-10 inches of snow here this weekend, looks like we are still a while out from planting.