Don’t allow a lack of growing space stop you from growing vegetables at home
September 11, 2015
Over the past four years of talking to the members of the A Fresh Legacy community I have heard the same three common issues arise when people tell me that they want to grow vegetables at home BUT…….These three issues act as a barrier for busy mums to start growing their own vegetable garden.
This post will outline some solutions to the number one issue of lack of a suitable growing space to plant your vegetables
There are numerous reasons that this may be an issue and may include:
A dedicated garden area is not required to grow vegetables. I can tell you that this is a want, NOT a need.
Many vegetables and most herbs can be grown in pots or containers. A garden area is not a necessity. Plants can be grown in almost any material that will hold dirt and allow for drainage. Be creative, look out around your home for things that you could use and also at local recycle stores and opportunity shops.
Here are a few ideas to get you started. Really once you think about it the options to reuse, recycle or re-purpose objects is endless.
I have plants growing in:
My mum loves reusing her olive oil tins for herbs. She also has a gorgeous old horse feed concrete tub and a half wine barrel that she plants herbs in. You can take a look around her colorful garden here.
Still need more ideas?
Consider piling up bricks to make a border, or use hay bales once they have been watered down and begin to decompose.
Be creative, plant and use materials that reflect the style of your home and lifestyle.
Some things to keep in mind when planting in containers:
Growing vegetables or herbs in containers IS suited to:
Growing vegetables and herbs in containers is NOT suited to:
Have you planted vegetables or herbs in a unique container? What was it?
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