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It’s about time that we made some changes to how we consume, well, everything. If we’re going to build a more sustainable future, then it’s important that we limit the amount of products that we buy. Of course, there will always be some things that we have to buy, but for other things, we can make ourselves. We’re all a lot more capable of providing for ourselves than we typically give ourselves credit for. This is especially true when it comes to food, specifically vegetables. If you’re looking for a project, and also want to do your bit for the planet, then take a look at setting up your own vegetable garden on your property. It’s easier than you think! We take a look at some tips that’ll help make it a success.
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What to Grow
Once you’ve decided that you want to grow vegetables, then you may be hit by a wave of enthusiasm. That’s a good thing, but don’t let yourself get too carried away. Whenever you’re starting a project in which you don’t have much experience, it’s best to start slow. Instead of trying to get a full range of vegetables in your yard, look at growing just one or two things, foods that are native to the climate in which you’re trying to grow them. You can always step things up, but if you try to do too much too quickly, then you could find that you’ve over complicated the process — and that you end up hating the project that you started.
Find the Space
Once you know what you’re going to grow, you’ll need to find the space to let it grow. There are many different options for this. It all depends on the area in which you live, what you’re trying to grow, and the time of year. You could grow it outside in the open air, or you could get a greenhouse. Inside your home is also an option, though you’ll likely need some LED grow lights if you take this option. As well as ensuring that the space is optimal for growth, think about practicality. It’s going to be there for a long time, so you don’t want it to be in a position that could be problematic.
Get the Supplies
You’ll find, sooner rather than later, that you need a lot of supplies to keep your vegetable garden looking healthy. You don’t need to go out and buy everything; you can acquire them slowly. You will, however, want to create a space that allows you to safely store all of your belongings, particularly keeping them safe from the elements.
Review and Improve
Keep in mind that you’re not going to hit your vegetable garden out of the park at the first time of asking. It’s a learning process, and you’ll make mistakes — they’re unavoidable. Indeed, they can be a good thing, because they show you how things should be done next time. You’ll never become a master of growing vegetables, and that’s exactly how it should be.