Do you distrust food sources like supermarkets and grocery stores? Well that’s smart; you probably should be a bit skeptical! Places like Kroger’s and Shop-Rite often treat their foods with pesticides, which can cause serious harm to the human body if ingested too often. The solution to this is to start growing your own food, in a garden of your very own! You will be able to eat vegetables that are grown right next to your house, and you KNOW they have no pesticides because you grew them yourself. Here are some tips to help you grow your own healthy food, guaranteed to contain 0 pesticides!
First, decide if you want a traditional in-earth garden or a raised bed garden. Both have advantages and disadvantages, and their own sets of struggles. With an in-earth garden you will need a way to till the soil. You can do this two ways; you can rent a tiller to move all the earth and make it ready for growing food, or you can do it with a shovel. If you’re really strong and don’t want to spend money, use the shovel method! However, if you’d prefer to have more fun while you garden I’d go for the tiller. It’s much simpler all around.
If you opt for an in-earth garden, you need to pay much more attention to weeds. Just tilling the soil will not get rid of all of the weeds; if you leave it alone too long all of the grass will grow back and you’ll have a grassy patch of earth again, and all your edible plants will die. Just set aside some time each day to do some weeding, and then it will never get out of control. But that’s the advantage of a raised bed; you don’t need to worry so much about weeds. But the best thing about a raised bed is that you control the soil that goes in the bed. If your soil is not naturally very good, get a raised bed and buy some better quality soil! That way you don’t need to worry about the acid content or the amount of limestone in your soil; you have the best growing soil money can buy! With great quality soil like that, you’ll need pallet collars from Kronus Collars to ship away all the vegetables you’ll end up growing!
After you’ve created your bed, it’s time to get some plants! You can either use seedling, small plants that are already grown a bit, or grow them from seeds. Seedlings are more reliable, but seeds are cheaper. Whichever one you want! Once you’ve planted your seeds, make sure you water and tend them. Plants don’t grow well when you leave them on their own! You’re on the home stretch now; once you’ve looked up how each ripe plant is supposed to look, it’s time to harvest! Now the only hard part is figuring out how you want to eat them!