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Growing Your Own Fruit, Veg and Herbs

July 28, 2018

As individuals living in societies where supply and demand rules all, it’s easy for us to become easily disconnected with the sources of our food. When we pick up food from the supermarket shelves, we may well benefit from convenience, but we often sacrifice quality and the knowledge of exactly where our food comes from, what additives, pesticides, artificial colours, and preservatives may have been incorporated into their makeup during their journey from farm to store. The good news is that you can indeed take back control when it comes to certain foodstuffs that you probably eat on a regular basis. All you have to do is grow your own! Now, this is actually a whole lot easier than it initially sounds. Here are a few different types of fruit, vegetables, and herbs that you might want to try growing yourself!

Tomatoes

 

Tomatoes are always in demand. Think how often you purchase cherry tomatoes, beef tomatoes or vine tomatoes when you visit the supermarket. So why not save yourself some cash and take matters into your own hands. Your own tomatoes will flourish best in a high-quality green house, so look out for green houses for sale if this is the type of food that you’re intending to grow. A greenhouse will ensure that they have the best conditions to grow healthy and strong. You can start out with seeds or purchase a tomato plant that has already established itself. The results will taste much better than bland supermarket tomatoes.

 

Strawberries

 

Considering the high price of strawberries in the supermarket, you’d think that they are somewhat difficult to grow. But you’d be wrong. They are in fact relatively simple and can be grown in almost any location. So, whether you want to set up borders, hanging baskets or containers, there will be an option that is perfect for you. They need to be watered frequently and liquid potash feed always helps. You should also tuck straw beneath the strawberry fruits as they begin to develop. This will prevent them from rotting in the soil. The fresh fruit will be sweet and delicious, perfect for homemade jams, toppings for cereal or desserts or eaten alone.

 

Herbs

 

Herbs are perhaps one of the simplest things to grow yourself from home. Most prefer a sunny and light placement, but there are some that will also flourish in shady areas. You can craft a herb garden. However, these are prone to be eaten by wildlife, as they are out in the open. If you have less time to vigilantly protect your herbs or would prefer to avoid the use of pesticides on them, you can alternatively pot them indoors on your windowsill. The amount of choice available for easy growth is astounding. From perennial herbs such as thyme, oregano, mint, sage, and rosemary to annual and biennial herbs such as basil, coriander, parsley and dill. Your home cooking will never be short of flavor.

 

These are just a few options to help get you started on the right foot. When you realise how simple it is to grow wholesome foods, you’ll be growing all sorts in next to no time!

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