You visit the local farmer’s market on a whim, stroll past vegetable stands, herb bunches, and flower bouquets. Finally, your eyes fixate on a huge tomato that’s bigger than both of your hands put together. It pulls you toward it; you lift it in your palms up to your nose and inhale all the sweetness of a thousand harvests. You are ruined in an instant and vow never again to be seen buying little mushy pre-ripened red water balloons that the local grocers label as the same fruit.
We all know that the “real” thing is always better than a fake, lacquered, forced vegetable. If you’ve ever wished you could grow your own crops, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have realized the taste and nutritional benefits of producing their own food. Not everybody has a large patch of ground in which to sow their seeds. But anyone anywhere can grow their own food.
These days anything we can do to offset our “out of pocket” expenses can be extremely helpful, not to mention the pure satisfaction you get in knowing that even you can provide food for yourself!
Embrace whatever situation you have, and creatively compose your garden. For people who live in the city or apartment complexes, a container garden might be ideal. Grow boxes and wide beds can be installed in virtually any sunny location. Indoor lights can simulate sunlight if your location doesn’t get enough direct rays.
Your ability to garden is limited only by your location and imagination. Focus on what you have available to you, not what you don’t. Some friends of mine live in an apartment complex and even they enjoy beautiful organic vegetables growing in containers on their balcony, and fresh herbs on their windowsill.
It’s no secret that gardening can be a rewarding hobby for many different reasons. Besides the endless amount of flowers and vegetables than can be grown in a garden, there’s a special sort of satisfaction from nurturing and caring for plants, and then reaping the plentiful rewards. A few supplies, some dedication, and a bit of sensible gardening advice are all you’ll need to get started and on your way to growing your own garden.
If you need any helpful advice getting started, give us a call, that’s what we’re here for!