In a world full of GMOs, everyone dreams of having their own vegetable garden and most of us strive until the last straw to have it, but unfortunately it does not happen! Not everyone has the same style of growing vegetables and it could be different from what we see in videos or on Instagram. It is true that every person has his/her own certain growing styles. Choosing a right style of vegetable gardening will fit the nurture of his/her organic garden and help grow their vegetables effectively. There is nothing wrong in having your own style of gardening and it is encouraged to have as it creates difference.
But first what are the different types of gardening styles that you can grow? Here are some of the types that you may consider–
This is the most common of all techniques. If you are just a beginner and not yet tending to produce vegetables for industrial reasons, then domestic gardening is for you. The primary purpose of home gardening is to get a family of a steady supply of vegetables and at the same time, keeping artistic appeal to your backyard. You can soothe your eyesight time by time.
This is a favorite method as –
- It does not require too much space.
- It can easily be cultivated in windowsills, balconies and other small areas that have sufficient light source.
- Easy to monitor and at the same time, easy to maintain or free from pests.
Another good thing about home growing is the ease with especially for beginners from having no knowledge of planting and then expanding to other gardening styles, both deems the fancy of the maturing gardener.
This style involves commercial areas that are known for its green quality and are often marketed as such. Parks, botanical gardens, amusement parts and other tourist attractions come under this category. A staff is required to maintain according to its size, so effective administrative skills with gardening proficiency are required. Commercial gardens are usually custom-made for delivering in profit to certain causes or organizations.
If you are up to the challenge of blocking weeds with minimal costs, then impact gardening is for you. It involves using a relatively small space and maximizing its gardening potential. The plants are often congested together.
In this technique you can get a lot out of a small space. It keeps weed levels low, and makes gardening fast and easy. It is also rather attractive, gives a more uniform look to your garden. You can design your garden according to your taste and requirements by applying impact gardening technique
Indoor gardening technique includes the gardens of glasshouses, greenhouses and academic institutions. It is an all season technique and there are systems available for heating and air conditioning for certain types of plants. If you really love cultivating plants in and out of season, then indoor gardening is for you. Residential gardening also comes under the indoor gardening.
In this technique you use water surface instead of soil for your plants. Water garden requires minimal supervision and use water organisms. You can use your backyard pond or even a water tub to grow plants. This is a bit of a challenge for most gardeners because it usually doesn’t involve the initial conditions of other traditional gardening techniques. Water gardening requires sufficient water facilities to cultivate and use only for aquatic purpose. Water lily, elephant ears are the most common water garden plants.
If you need some motivation and want to work with experienced gardeners to have some knowledge then the community gardening is for you.
Here you can be motivated by group efforts to involve concentrated efforts of the different members of the community. It comprises a huge scope, when members of the community are given independence to style their own areas in any way they choose or like according to their interests.
So here are all initial gardening styles to choose from, that you can use to have your own backyard or windowsill garden style to fulfill your own inner aesthetic sense or to have your own “herbs “or “basic vegetables” garden. If you are just starting out and have limited time then why not think about growing some herbs and salads in containers. If you get a simple pack of herb and salad seedlings, one bag of compost (peat free) and some old containers you can have a veg garden in 30 minutes. And you’ll be eating it in just a couple of weeks.
If you are getting more serious about it then both containers and raised beds are a great way to set out your garden and limit the amount of watering and weeding you’ll need to do. You can grow all sorts in them! Finally if you’re lucky enough to have the space and time then why not consider a traditional bed of vegetables or try your hand at a greenhouse?