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Spending time in your garden is one of the best ways to get your daily dose of daylight and to keep active. There are many things that you can do once you’re out there, so with that in mind, we are going to take a look at what your garden wants you to do and how you can go about doing those things. These are some recommendations for you as well ideas on how to make the most of your outside space.
For starters, let’s take a look at some of the food options that you can grow at home with relative ease. There will be some of you out there who are experts at planting and nurturing crops, but here we are mostly focussed on some of the easier parts of growing your own fruit and vegetables.
You’re going to need to start with the seeds with particular attention to their individual requirements. This could range from needing to be pot planted first before being transported to the ground, to requiring a certain type of soil or exposure to sunlight. It is important to take heed of this instructions so that you get the most out of your food growing experience. The types of food that we are talking about here include strawberries, potatoes, peas, runner beans, and salad leaves. These are all reasonably straightforward to grow in the back garden.
Before you do set off on the adventure of growing your own fruits and vegetables, you might want to ask yourself if you have the right equipment? You will likely need to have general garden tools and possibly even a place to start the growing process – wooden greenhouses and the like are helpful for this process.
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In addition to growing fruits and vegetables in your garden, you should be looking to add lots of different colours and smells. One of the great joys of having your own outside space is the ability to make it look how you want it to. If you’re a fan of a certain type of flower then find different variants of it or other styles that will complement it. For example, poppy lovers can have colours ranging from red to white and even purple.
If it is smells you are after then you might not want to look much further than lavender. It is a reasonably straightforward plant to grow and can be surrounded by echinacea, aster, and sedum to create a beautiful arrangement. And that really is the aim of any gardener, to create something that isn’t only practical but also enjoyable. While you will have a sense of accomplishment when you are tucking into your homegrown potatoes, you are going to want to be able to have a walk around the garden to enjoy your plants.
Whatever you decide to do with your garden, make sure it meets your requirements. We can all be a little bit guilty of trying to think for someone else, but when it comes to your garden only your opinion matters – that is unless you are sharing it with someone else of course then you should probably consider them too!
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