Everyone knows that there are many advantages to having your own garden. Feeling a sense of pride as you watch the fruits (or vegetables, as the case may be) of your work begin to flourish is just one of them. And your garden doesn’t have to be boring or the same year after year. Growing your own vegetables gives you time to outside and it’s extremely satisfying to taste the results. It can also be a way to save money and make sure you are eating healthy food that you grew yourself.
There are creative ways to maximize what you can plant in your vegetable garden regardless of size. Take a look at each of these creative ways to grow vegetables and decide which one will work for you.
Planting a pizza garden
Theme vegetable gardening can be great fun for all ages. A theme garden is a perfect way to get children outdoors to enjoy nature. Involving them gives them a sense of responsibility and allows them to thrive as harvest time approaches. Plus, it’s a great way to get them to eat more vegetables! For a pizza garden, plant foods such as tomatoes, green peppers, chili peppers, onions and a host of herbs and seasonings such as basil, oregano and thyme. Other theme ideas to try are stir-fry or salsa gardens.
Ornamental vegetable gardens
Many people use living flowers and shrubs to brighten and beautify their outdoor spaces. By using vegetables for the same purpose. You won’t just get the appeal of the sidewalk, you’ll be harvesting the fruits of your produce supply! By using a variety of delicious vegetables, you can make colorful patterns and designs, line driveways and walkways and plant them as you would flowers.
The vegetable garden is also ideal for expressing oneself in a unique artistic way. If you have a favorite color, a characteristic color, or maybe even three or four, consider planting according to these colours. It’s an easy way to try new things while creating an attractive garden. Mix hues that you may never use to decorate your home and experiment with a variety of color combinations. Why grow ordinary green peppers when you can choose from crimson, orange, yellow or purple? You may be surprised by the assortment of colours produced by some of the most common vegetables. Eggplants, tomatoes, seeds and even beets can be beautiful additions to your rainbow garden, as they can all be grown in many shades and hues. Planting purple beans and white carrots surrounded by pink tomatoes creates a pretty sight that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.
Organic gardening can be healthier and cheaper.
Avoiding the use of commercially produced chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides is one way to get tastier vegetables. Without these unpleasant additions, you’ll notice the freshness and enjoy food the way nature intended. Organic gardening is not as difficult as some people think. It is relatively simple to grow a healthy and plentiful crop. There are many reasonably priced products available today, as well as a plethora of homemade preparations to try without spending a fortune.
A garden of greenery
Maybe you’re not interested in colors and themes. Maybe it’s enjoying your garden that’s more important. If so, decide what would be most beneficial based on the space, soil, lighting and drainage conditions of your garden. You could offer the usual price of vegetables or specialize in certain types of vegetables that may be harder to find in grocery stores.
The size or type of your crop is not as important as the care and dedication it takes to make it abundant. So decide on a plan and use one of these ideas to liven up your outdoor space and make it truly your own.