Growing Your Own Food: How to Get Started
When I was asked by Mrs. Green to contribute a post to Little Green Blog I was honored and immediately knew what I was going to write about – starting to grow your own food.
Some of you might think that you can’t grow your own food because you don’t the space or any experience. If you want to eat healthy and avoid the chemicals and nasty pesticides, then growing your own food is a sure fire way to do so.
You have my guarantee that you don’t need a huge yard or fancy degree to grow your own food because I didn’t either when I created my fire escape garden in NYC back in 2009.
I’m sure that you have more space than that!
The following posts are from my own personal experience. Not only have I used them, but readers of my site have successfully used them too.
If you’ve read gardening books and web sites, you were likely confused and overwhelmed. I know that I was and still am. The information provided is straight and to the point.
You will be given simple to read and follow instructions. I’m about giving practical advice. Not showing off my vocabulary.
As I stated earlier, you have more space than I did when I started.
In this post, I share 7 ideas to help get you thinking about your space differently.
You want to grow tomatoes. Everyone wants to grow tomatoes when they start growing their own food.
If you only get 3 hours of sunlight and attempt to grow tomatoes, it isn’t going to work too well.
Now that you know the location and how much sunlight your space gets, you are going to need to figure out what you can grow.
You might be able to grow caulilfower, but that doesn’t mean you should.
By answering the questions in that post, you will have a clearer picture as to what you should grow.
You are all about living green and healthy living, so you are going to want to support companies that have the same values as you. Here is a list of 3 sources to buy your vegetables seeds that you can definitely trust.
Mike Lieberman is the publisher of UrbanOrganicGardener.com where he shows people with little to no land how to start growing their own food so they can avoid toxic pesticides, eat healthier and not feel limited by their lack of experience and space.
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