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Growing vegetables can be fun and rewarding, as long as you know what you are doing. I’m still getting the hang of growing vegetables, but learning along the way. Enjoy this collaborative post about 5 tips for home vegetable growing success.
The world would be a better place if everyone grew their own vegetables. While it’s considered normal to visit the store and buy vegetables that were grown by someone else, for most of human history, this would have been considered odd. Your ancestors grew (or at least picked) their own veg, and they hunted their own meat too.
Now, nobody thinks that everyone should go out and hunt every meal. But your veg? Well, that’s pretty easy to do. Below, we take a look at some useful tips that’ll put you on the right track.
Remember the Benefit
You’ll find it easier to see the veg growing process through from beginning to end if you’re fully aware of the benefits. Many people start with the best intentions but lose interest somewhere along the line. If you have the good points about growing your own veg at the forefront of your mind, then you’ll find it easier to carry the process through to completion.
So, what are the benefits? Well, it’s good for the planet, for starters. Veg that you grow yourself can taste much better than store-bought options, too.
Finally, remember that growing your own is a way to reconnect with nature, which is something many people who are otherwise insulated from nature need to do.
Anyone, and we mean anyone, can grow vegetables. But it does require a little bit of knowledge first. As such, it’s recommended that you get reading up on how the process works beforehand.
There are plenty of books and blogs that’ll help you to get started. If you’re more of a visual learner, then check out the YouTube video selections. You may also talk to people in your local community who grow their own veg — they’ll have plenty of advice about which veg you should grow.
The Right Set Up
You’ll find it much easier to succeed with your vegetable growing goal if you have the right set up. If you’re growing your vegetables outside, then you’ll want to dedicate a corner of your yard to your vegetable patch and make sure that it’s well cared for.
If you’re growing your vegetables indoors, then you’ll need a grow light bulb. The bulb option will also help you to grow a variety of vegetables all year round, regardless of what the climate outside is like.
Pick at the Right Time
It’s all good and well growing your vegetables, but you’ll also need to keep a close on the growth to ensure that you pick them at the right time. If you leave them too late, then you could find that the taste isn’t all that enjoyable. In many ways, the growing aspect is the easy part — the tough part is picking and turning them into a meal. And speaking of which….
Once you’ve got your vegetables, put them to good use by looking up delicious recipes using your ingredients. You’ll be able to tell the difference between your own veg and store-bought ones.
Tips for Home Vegetable Growing Success
Have you used these tips or will you next time you grow your own vegetables? Let me know in the comments section below!