When we think of moving to the suburbs or the city, it’s often approached with the mindset that there is a tradeoff between convenience and natural living. However, while you may not be making a home between lush acres of grassland and greenery, there is still a great potential to build up your backyard farm. With that in mind, we have developed a brief list of helpful tips to get you started on your veggie voyage!
Tools of the Trade
While the most basic of gardens can be taken care of with as little as some water and a bit of sunlight, depending on the nurturing needs of your backdoor ambitions, there is an abundance of helpful accessories that will help keep your grassy areas grandiose. Irrigation supplies are the first port of call for those looking for a long-term project, as they allow you the most efficient moisture control and maintenance available. On hot days where you can’t be at the beck and call of your fledgeling fruits, these tools also ensure that your plants can still get the nutrients and water they need to thrive.
A Little Wiggle Room
You may have already mapped out your backyard for some homemade horticulture. However, are you really ready to give up that much garden space? One issue that is faced with suburban gardening, as opposed to the sprawls of flourishing farmland, is that very few of us have the ample space to cultivate our dirt-filled dreams.
However, this doesn’t mean all is lost, as it gives you the opportunity to get creative with placement.
Adding a dash of feng shui to your foundations will not only give you the room to grow your greenery, it also doubles as a naturally stylish set piece for your growing garden. This can be achieved by placing smaller vegetable patches around your yard to create a sense of harmony, and can be very handy for allocating ideal areas to your plants.
Discussing the Ideal
Unfortunately, while you may be gearing up for a flourishing backyard filled with fantastical fruits and vibrant vegetables from across the globe, we may have some bad news. As with all plants, fruits and vegetables indeed have their ideal climates to thrive in. Without investing your time, space and money on a greenhouse or other large-scale alternative, we have very little control over our environment on a daily basis, which can limit us to the things that our gardens are more suited to.
Though that may sound less than ideal, even the harshest of climates can be a nutritious wonderland given the right planning. No matter the conditions, there’s always something that is sure to grow in your garden! Be sure to study up on local plants, taking into account the specific conditions of your backyard, such as shade and soil quality. You may find that there is a wealth of potential plant candidates that you had neglected to consider for a place in your patch, adding an extra layer of excitement to an already lovely life choice.
Sticking to Schedule
Now, growing your own garden may seem like a wonderful idea, but do you have the time?
We all appreciate the idea of stepping out into a natural sanctuary, full of bushels and trees adorned with bounty of every shape and size, but this visage is not one that’s cultivated through inactivity. Depending on the size of your proposed project, taking care of a garden can almost feel like taking care of a child, as it needs constant attention and care. This image that may not appeal to those looking for quick success. Gardens can take months to begin truly blooming, and a hectic schedule that forces you away for extended periods of time doesn’t mix well with the true gardener’s lifestyle.
While there’s much to be considered when deciding on a vegetable patch, there’s also much to be earned. A successful growth will offer delicious, fresh food that tastes of accomplishment and nourishment, which is a taste we all need every once in awhile. Good luck!