Simple Living Challenge Day 12: Gardening
Small Space Gardening
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I love to garden! It is more working the beginning but there is nothing like going out into your yard picking a vegetable and taking it in to cook with. There is also nothing like knowing that you don’t have to go to the store, you just have to cook with what you have outside.
There are many ways having a garden makes your life more simple. Aside from the closeness of the produce to you making life simpler, It is much healthier for you. This simplifies so many things. You have to take less vitamins, worry less about a balanced diet, and you are not so stressed about meal times.
My mom has gardened off and on for most of my life. I grew up with having fresh stuff around, but she never had a full garden. Part of the reason for that was because back when I was little there was only large space gardens where people would plow areas of their yard and make rows of plant. It was much like a farm. Well over the last few years people realized more and more that with the smaller space between homes now a days, it is not practical to have a farm like garden. People started to find other ways to grow things. Now you don’t have to even have a yard to garden, you can do it on your porch as long as there is enough light.
After I got married I spent the first couple years wishing I could have a garden. We lived in a small apt. and I thought I had no room for a garden. But as I started looking into gardening I discovered that you don’t need a large area. You only need a couple feet to have a decent garden. So over the last couple years I have been perfecting my way of gardening. It involves a little container gardening, a little square foot gardening and a little traditional row gardening. This is the only way I was able to use the space we had and get the fresh Items for my family.
If gardening seems out of reach to you, I would just challenge you to make it work for your space. Even if it means you only have room for 2-3 plants, that is better for you and your family then nothing!
Do you garden? what tips do you have to make it work in small spaces?