If you ever wanted to plant your own garden, you’re not alone. Several people have decided to grow their own vegetables in their spare time, however this can be a little difficult if you live in a city or otherwise do not have a yard, however, there are a lot of things you can do to grow your own food, without having to have an acre of land, or even a lawn to dig up and plant.
If you have a terrace or a deck on your home, you can use that to grow some of your own food, just remember that you will have to water your plants every day in order to keep them moist. Normally the land would hold enough water until the next rain. However you will not be able to use as much soil to grow your plants in.
One way you can grow plants without land is a plant box. These boxes are hung outside of windows, or on deck railings and usually hold flowers. However, you can grow things such as tomatoes or onions, or anything else that does not need a lot of soil to grow. Just make sure you follow the instructions in planting as close as you possibly can, and give your plants extra room away from each other because they will need more side to side room to grow since they are cut off from front to back.
If you have a large deck that gets a lot of sun you can also construct a large trough and fill it with dirt. This will allow you to grow several plants at the same time, and help keep the moisture of water inside it. Boards and tarps can be purchased at your local hardware store, and used to craft such a trough.
Another way you can grow plants to eat is by buying large pots. This might look a little humorous, much like the first episode of the television show “Green Acres”, but you can always arrange your pots to be attractive and inviting. You can also paint the pots.
If you only wish to grow a small amount, or if you do not have a place to grow anything, you can always make a tiny herb garden in your windowsill using small pots, or even starter kits sold in department stores.
Growing your own food can be very rewarding, but do not be upset if you do not get a crop, Growing food is very difficult, and needs time to master. To increase your chances, always look up the specifics of your plants needs, and fit them as best you can.