Want to grow some of your own food but think you don’t have enough space? Some of the biggest flavors can grow in the smallest places, so there is probably a way you can get in on the grow-your-own food revolution.
It’s best to start simply – maybe with just a sunny window. Small flowerpots are perfect for growing herbs. And, having your favorite herbs on hand in the kitchen is convenient and economical.
Window boxes are another smart solution for those with limited space for planting. You can buy all sorts of different varieties at hardware stores or make your own.
Flowerpots outdoors can be used to grow herbs, lettuce, tomatoes and strawberries, for example. Just remember, the bigger the foods you want to grow (think cucumbers and tomatoes) the bigger the pots you’ll need. Foods such as peppers and greens can thrive in small containers. You can also use hanging baskets to grow food. Make sure your growing spot gets a minimum of six hours of sunlight a day. For areas where you have a little more space, consider planting in raised garden boxes. With just a few feet, you can grow an incredible amount of food.
You can create raised beds that are several feet off the ground, to make it less taxing on your back as you garden.
Grow your own foods at home and you’ll soon see how easy, economical and tasty food can be.
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