Your lawn is the nicest on the block, the cars are washed and you recently changed the oil, the gutters are clean and the shed is organized, you’re in need of another project. What next? Have you considered gardening?
Planning, building and tending to an edible garden is an extremely rewarding undertaking. If committed to, with a garden you’ll literally see your efforts blossom in front of you, and will be able to produce the best salads your spouse has ever had.
Whether you’d like to start small with a few potted plants or dive head first and build a collection of planter boxes, this project will allow you to utilize whatever space you have, a variety of materials that may be lying around (or a good excuse to go buy some lumber) and as much creativity as you like.
Your hearty ancestors will be proud and neighbors jealous when they see the beautiful tomatoes and cucumbers popping out of your garden and heads of lettuce larger than the mailman’s pith helmet. Imagine how good your next batch of chili will be when you’re using onions and peppers from your backyard.
You may ask, “Why gardening, over another home improvement project?
The answer is simple. Gardening focuses on building something which will continue to grow. While improvements on your house can be extremely appealing, very few if any are able to continually produce for your home.
Someone in your family not on board yet for planting an edible garden? Here are some things to get them thinking:
If you’re ready to get planting, check out this free downloadable eBook “How to Plant An Urban Edible Garden in 10 Steps or Less”.