suefoster.info contains affiliate links marked with an *. If you click one of these links I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you, thank you! :). Please see my Disclosure Policy for further information.
Save Money with a Self-sustainable Vegetable Patch
Producing your own food is a great way to save money. From baking bread to keeping chickens, you could reduce how much you spend on food if you make yourself more self-sustainable.
Growing some fruits or vegetables is a fantastic way to reduce your reliance on supermarkets and other food sources. Not only can it help you save on food, but you could end up spending less on driving or delivery costs. If you’re curious about creating a vegetable patch or planting some fruit trees, but you’re not sure if you could do it, take a look at these tips to achieve success.
Figure Out Where You Can Grow
A lot of people assume that they can’t grow their own food because they don’t have a lot of outdoor space. Fortunately, you don’t have to have lots of space if you want to grow your own. Even a small piece of land can be used smartly to grow several things.
If you don’t have any space yourself, try looking for allotments or community gardens in your area. You can even grow things on your balcony or inside your home. It’s easy to start growing herbs or even small plants like chilli plants, lettuce greens or tomatoes. You can keep them on your windowsill so they get the light they need.
Decide What to Grow
Of course, once you have found some space to grow your things, you need to decide what you’re going to grow. There’s a lot of choices, but you should choose something that you’re capable of growing and that you’re sure to use. There’s no point growing carrots if you’re not a fan of carrots – although they are a good choice for growing indoors. Consider your options and choose plants or trees that suit your conditions and will produce a tasty harvest.
Grow Successfully for Bigger Harvests
Successfully growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re attentive, you can help them along and produce a great harvest. Choosing the right plants is the first step to ensuring a bumper crop, but you need to take care of them too. Using material like fertilisers and looking into a regular mulch delivery for your vegetable patch should help you to give your plants the nutrients they need and protect them too. As you gain more experience, you’ll learn more about what works and how to grow successfully.
Preserve Your Harvest
When you bring in a big harvest, but it’s too much to eat right away, what can you do? One option is to be a generous neighbour and give away some of your hauls. However, even your neighbours can get fed up with too many courgettes and tomatoes.
You can also use a variety of preservation methods to make things last longer. Make jams and preserves or pickles, or dry out some things using a dehydrator or your oven.
Growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs that are healthy, natural and organic can help to make you more self-sustainable so that you can save money and also be environmentally friendly at the same time. It’s easier than you think.
This is a collaborative post.