“Grow your own vegetables.” You must have heard this so many times from so many hobby gardeners. As usual, you may have brushed it off thinking why to waste so much time and energy when you can get vegetables from the nearest supermarket. But after having been through a pandemic, surely you must be reconsidering. Yes, this pandemic has taught us that we need to grow our vegetables, not only for the availability but also for the immunity-boosting nutritional benefits.
Now the question of time and effort arises. These are probably the reasons that might’ve stopped you in the past, but not anymore. Growing your own vegetables is easier than ever. The following are some tips that will help you in growing your own food. Follow them and you’ll be hooked on growing your own vegetables.
As they say in real estate it’s all about location, location, location! You need to locate your garden in a space that is conducive to vegetable growth. Since you are new to it, you should start small. A few square feet are enough. The main thing you should ensure is that the garden gets enough sunlight and is close to the water source. The area should also be protected from heavy rain, snow, and winds. If you have such a location, you are good to go.
Just like a strong structure is built on a strong foundation, high-quality vegetables need the right soil. The soil should drain properly and should not retain a lot of water. If water is being retained, you need to raise the pods for better drainage or change the soil altogether. Wet soil will result in the roots rotting. Unless you are using a Grow Your Own Garden kit, which doesn’t use soil, you have to pay careful attention to the soil you are using.
What if you plant some pumpkins and you succeed in growing some huge ones? Unless it’s Halloween season, you are not going to get much use from them. So, you have to plant the right seeds. You can start with a few basic vegetables, the kind used in salads or for garnishing. Then move on to fruits. Soon, you’ll have enough confidence to start planting bigger, better vegetables. However, you have to be careful about how much you plant. You wouldn’t want your hard work just rotting away uneaten.
If you are still not sure of doing all the things above, you can simply invest in a hydroponic system. This system is like a mini farm where you only have to plant the seeds, add a little bit of water, sit back, and watch the vegetables grow. The best thing about these systems is that they can be kept indoors. They don’t contain pesticides and insecticides. You can eat fresh and healthy whenever you want! These systems are perfect for vegans and vegetarians.
Growing your vegetables is important. This is not a passing trend. It’s here to stay. In fact, kids should be growing vegetables at school, so they know the importance of eating fresh and healthy food. So, don’t just contemplate. Start growing your own vegetables, and start living a truly healthy life. You can start with a mini garden from Eponic. Eponic is an international brand for hydroponic garden systems. To know more, get in touch today!