If you are thinking of a valuable activity that you can do during this pandemic, why don’t you try building your own vegetable garden? Come to think of it, it’s also a form of mental and physical exercise. Plus, you get to have your own healthy food. It’s really a win-win situation here.
Now, we understand that some of you are quite intimidated to start a vegetable garden. Or for some, they believe they don’t have the ‘talent’ to do it. But you can always start with the simple ones. Take it from there. We promise you, it can be addicting to grow your own food.
How to start your vegetable garden?
Get some seeds
This might seem like a no-brainer, right? Just head to the nearest supplier and you are all good. In fact, there are a lot of online stores where you can purchase vegetable seeds. These are very affordable and, most of the time, you can find instructions on how you should plant it. We bet your kids would love it too. Here are some of the easiest ones that you can grow.
- bush beans
The trick here is, start working on a few vegetables. Otherwise, you will get overwhelmed. Perhaps, choose two if you are a beginner. And then add more if you already got the hang of it.
Also, you have to consider the space available. If you have a big lawn, of course, it’s easier to just pick your favorites and start growing it. But for those with smaller areas, logically you have to choose vegetables that will not dominate your home.
Pick the right soil
Let’s not forget your soil. According to experts, you have to use something that drains well. You must also get fertilizers. The best one is the composted manure. This helps in adding organic matter to your soil.
Recycle old containers
You don’t need to buy expensive plant boxes and containers as of the moment. You can actually use whatever is in your home. How about some old yogurt containers? Even rolled or folded newspapers can do the trick.
You can start inside your homes
You got that right! What we love about gardening is that it is not just an outside activity. So if you are living in an apartment building or you don’t have a lawn, you can still have your own supply of healthy vegetables. Naturally, you have to place it near the windows to get enough sunlight.
Benefits of vegetable gardening
There are a number of benefits when you start working on your own vegetable garden. Of course, the obvious one is that you will have your own supply. And there are actually more.
It takes your mind off from negative news
Whether we like it or not, what’s happening right now is far from being good. And sometimes, hearing the news and browsing through social media can be very damaging. Creating your own vegetable garden somehow gives you that freedom from this global crisis.
It gives you hope
When you see that your vegetable garden starts to grow, it can also give you that feeling of hope. You still hold on to the fact that everything is moving forward and this pandemic will end as well.
So, aren’t you excited to grow your own vegetables? Start as soon as possible and let us know how it works.