A sustainable garden will keep you and your family well-fed and well-nourished all year round. It’s just a matter of knowing the best fruits and vegetables to grow in your garden. Fortunately, these sustainable gardening tips will guide you and help you choose the right plants. With this advice, you’ll be reaping the benefits of sustainable gardening in no time! Here’s the scoop from San Diego Entertainer.
Sustainable Garden Tips for Beginners
A lot of people want to start a sustainable garden as a summer project, but they don’t know where to begin. While at first it can seem simple to start a garden (put a seed in the ground, water it, and watch it grow), there’s a lot more to it than you would think. Depending on where you live, certain plants are better than others. It’s also important to choose the right time for the right plants. Picking the right spot for your plants (shade and sun exposure) is also something to consider.
Gardening comes easily to those with a green thumb. But, even if you don’t have a green thumb, that shouldn’t stop you from trying it out for yourself. With the right guidance, sustainable gardening can be done by anyone, regardless of experience.
The first step is in knowing which plants thrive best in your environment. For example, some fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes and sweet corn, grow better during the warmer months. Remember to check your area and find out what plants and crops are grown locally. This can give you an idea of which plants you’ll be more successful with.
Start Sustainable Gardening the Right Way
Sustainable gardening is nothing without proper upkeep. There are two essential lessons to help you properly care for your plants. The first is to choose organic ways to take care of your plants. Not only is this a cost-effective alternative, but it also keeps your plants happier and healthier. This is especially important if you plan to grow plants you and your family will enjoy eating.
Rid your garden of toxic and chemical pesticides. Start by working on your garden soil. Add natural compost to your garden bed frequently to make it nutrient-rich. It’ll make a huge difference for your plants.
The second important lesson is to choose the best locations for your plants. Some crops prefer the outdoors, and some herbs, such as basil, can be grown indoors as long as they get ample sunlight. The secret lies in knowing the individual needs of each plant. That way, you’ll be better equipped to help them last longer and grow better.
Choose Sustainable Gardening
Having a sustainable garden is one of the wisest choices you can make for your family. It helps you think ecologically. Additionally, you impart in your children the preference for healthier and organically grown products. As an added bonus, being equipped with your own sustainable garden also reduces your grocery bills.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 5, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.