With spring fast approaching (finally), there’s no better time to start thinking about your garden, or any outdoor space you’re lucky enough to have. There’s nothing quite like a morning stroll around your outside environment, with a cup of something hot, and the chance to listen and watch as the world wakes up. However big or small your garden is, it’s an environment with plenty of potential, much like any other room in your home, and you’ll never regret making the most of it. With such a focus on healthy eating and fresh, unprocessed ingredients in today’s media; you’ll already understand the benefits that fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs can bring to your life (and dinner plate). And, growing-your-own is fast becoming a hobby and a way of life for many.
If you’re not naturally green-fingered, there’s no need to worry; there are plenty of straightforward and simple ways to create yourself a little kitchen garden full of delicious fresh produce. You don’t need a huge plot of land; just an outside space, and a little shelter will suffice, and you’ll be surprised at what you’re able to grow over the coming months. Imagine how exciting your food could become, and how much you’ll be able to improve your salad game if you’re using organic, home-grown delights (perfect for those summer BBQs in the distance). The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for budding gardeners who want something tasty in their outside space for a healthier, fresh lifestyle this year.
The Right Environment
If you’re a novice at this, you probably don’t know much about the condition of your soil, or where is best to pop your cherry tomato plant and baby gem lettuces. Therefore, it’s worth getting yourself some pots and compost so that you can move them around for the best light and temperature. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous; check out Hydroponics so that you can take the stress out of soil maintenance altogether, and begin growing those ingredients as soon as you can. It’s worth doing a little research regarding the seasons and when is the best time to start planting your fruit, veg, and herbs, but small pots will be simple to move, so why not start with smaller plants on your windowsill or on your patio area.
Getting Off To The Best Start
If you’re really keen and want to start growing an array of fresh ingredients; you might be better off investing in some plants that have already grown, rather than attempting to nurture something from seed. Head to your nearest garden centre and get their advice on the plants that are low-maintenance, and where to keep them in your garden (or, even your greenhouse). Once your pots and plants are home; you’ll get very attached to their progress. Don’t be disheartened if things don’t go to plan; even the most experienced gardeners have bad seasons, so just keep going. Look into what are easy to grow in a small garden, and start from there; and, don’t forget that these are for your to eat and enjoy, so pick things that you know you’re going to use in your meals, for a tasty year ahead.