Growing Your Own Food and Making the Most of Your Garden

How to plant a garden

So, you've got a garden. That is great news but what are you going to do with it? You aren't going to let the worms and spiders have it all to themselves, are you?

There are a number of ways of taking advantage of your outdoor space and growing your own food is one of the best of them.

How to Plant a Garden for Food

There are some very good reasons for planting some easy to grow vegetables out there. For instance, as well as saving some money you will also save the world.

Ok, so technically you might not save the world but you will be helping it little by little, or one carrot at a time if you like. Instead of counting your food miles you'll now be working in food metres or yards.

Do some research on how to plant a garden with vegetables and you will find that it is easy to do. This video will get you started easily.

Choose Varied and Easy to Grow Vegetables

When growing your own food it is important to choose the vegetables wisely. Obviously, if you hate broccoli then you won't want any of the horrid stuff out there. Equally, even if you love potatoes you won't want to grow nothing but our tuberous buddy in your garden.

A good mixture of vegetables will keep it interesting for you and will also ensure that you have a nicely varied harvest. They might even be ready to harvest at different time of year.

It is also good to plant vegetables that are easy to grow. Check out the advice on this YouTube video to work out which one to get started with.

Make Growing Your Own Food a Regular Hobby

Growing your own food isn't as easy as just putting down some seeds and then forgetting about them.

That kind of thing only works when you buy magic beans off shady travelling salespeople.

This needs to be a hobby that you carry out regularly in order to make sure that they grow well and without any problems.

The good news is that keeping an eye on your crop is a fun hobby that you could end up really enjoying. You might even end up talking to them, although if they start talking back it is probably time to find a new hobby.

This video shows you how to carry on looking after your plants.

Get the Whole Family Involved

Growing your own food is the kind of hobby that the whole family can get involved with. This is one of the best activities to do with kids, especially.

If the younger members of the family help out with your vegetables it is a fine way of getting them to understand where their food comes from and how it grows. They might even find that they eat more fresh vegetables in this way.

Of course, this leads us on to cooking the food. Setting up a barbecue or kitchen outside and cooking your harvest is one of the other best activities to do with kids. What a great way to end the growing process.

The final YouTube shows how to grill your vegetables once they are ready to be harvested and eaten.

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