2013 is certainly putting emphasis on being self-sufficient and eco-friendly. Everything from waste disposal through to consumer electronics and manufacturing technologies are being reconsidered and redesigned to fit into our desperate need to lessen the astonishingly negative effect we are having on the environment.
Although global warming may be a worldwide crisis, it’s important to start our own sustainable development from the basics, and this is our home lifestyles.
Rather than making severe, drastic changes to your lifestyle, don’t be afraid to start off with the simple steps. Saving on energy bills with suitable appliances, reducing the use of heating and cutting electricity costs can all be done without too much hassle. However in order to take your self-sustainability to the next level, you may wish to consider your very own home food garden.
Creating a Vegetable Garden
A combination of the impending food crisis predicted by Global Food Security and the forced reduction of mass food production, certainly stands as a good enough reasons to create your very own planting bed in close proximity of your home.
Whether this is at a local allotment or your own garden will depend on space availability and personal preference; however there is nothing quite as rewarding as growing your own produce a stone’s throw away from home.
Although creating your own vegetable garden may seem like a daunting prospect, as long as the basics are correct, you’ll not go too far wrong. In order to get off on the right foot, planning will be required in terms of positioning and plot placement.
Sunshine: Plants will always prosper in well-lit areas, so always aim to position your new vegetable patch in the part of your garden that receives the most natural sunlight.
Fertility: Sadly not all gardens come with naturally fertile topsoil, and when growing your own produce, this will prove to be essential. For those gardens that lack a nutrient rich soil for fruit and vegetable planting, all is not lost. Specially formulated topsoil can be purchased in virtually any quantity to ensure your new garden project gets the right start.
Gradient: If your garden happens to be on a slight slope, over time you may begin to notice weather conditions and erosion are damaging your vegetable plot. Although a south facing slope will be beneficial in Spring, a levelled off vegetable patch will give you the best results.
Overall the creation of a vegetable garden will prove to be incredibly rewarding, as well as allowing you to take your self-sufficiency to a whole new level.
Not only will you be able to eat fresh, home grown produce, you can also feel assured that your fruit and vegetables haven’t been doused in chemicals, and that they’re fresh and delicious all year round.
Rolawn provide the finest quality topsoil to ensure you can enjoy the most successful vegetable gardening experience possible. Packed with all the required nutrients to achieve garden success, Rolawn’s rich and nutritious topsoil gives your garden the perfect starting point for years of horticultural success.
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