What are you going to do with a backyard that has a potential of becoming a small but great contributor for food resource?
With the health conscious people today, many are trying the organic way of eating. And organic restaurants are just popping like mushrooms in every corner of our streets.
And many are now starting their own organic farm right at their backyards.
Backyard farmers are not only growing their own vegetables and fruits but some are now starting to raise organic eggs and meat. It is a fun, relaxing activity that you can share with your family and friends. And the experience is very rewarding.
What can we get from this kind of gardening?
- First and foremost, you are growing your own healthy food. The fact that you are your own farmer, you know that these vegetables and fruits are pesticides free which means less chemicals to your body.
- Supply of food will no longer be a problem. You can easily pick from your garden stir fry it, make some salad from it. You can even give and share some of your harvest to your neighbors.
- You can save a lot from your grocery budget.
- More greens, more contributors to fight air pollution. Water usage will be minimized.
What vegetables and fruit can I grow from my backyard?
There are variaties of vegetables and fruits that you can start growing and harvesting in your backyard. If not some, all kinds of vegetables can be grown in a small backyard.
Here are some of the plants you can start with your backyard farming:
Of course, you can still grow flower baring plants. As we all know that flowers also contain nutrients and many flowers are medicinal.
Make it sure that the way you start your gardening is well planned. You can not just mix plant the vegetables with fruits or herbs. You also make into consideration how many plants you grow with the size of your back yard.
Know if your back yard and plants will receive enough sunlight.
Consult a professional gardener if the soil in your backyard is capable for planting. Many, mostly in the urban areas, the soil can not be planted not only by vegetables but by any other kind of plant like grass, shrubs. It may be because of the chemicals during the construction of the house or the development of the place.
Gardening, or just looking at the fruit of your labor, is to many, stress reliever. The greens bring calm and tranquility. It can also be form of exercise.
So the next time you have to think of what one activity can bring you enjoyment, fun, a healthy life to you and your family, and you will not worry to think how long the distance you will travel just to relax, do not look too far. Just go back and look at your back yard garden, then your day is good till night time.