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7 Ways to Grow Your Own Food

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One of the most satisfying things you could do as a person is cultivating your food. It is not only satisfying, but it cuts down the cost you spend on groceries and provides you with fresher and healthier fruits and veggies. There are a lot of ways to grow your own food, and we have listed out some of the best ways to do grow your own food indoors and outdoors. Sit tight and enjoy it!

1. Traditional Garden

A traditional garden is one of the oldest ways of growing crops. It is either on a plain ground or raised soil beds. You can choose to plant in rows or in a scattered approach. Pesticides and chemicals are very important to keep bugs away from your plants. You could also stick with organic soils and natural pesticides. Traditional gardening is fun; go out there and start planting. 

2. Hydroponics

Grow your own hydroponic food

Hydroponics is a method of gardening that allows growing your crops in a water-based nutrient solution instead of soil. The roots system of the plants is supported by clay pellets, peat moss, pebbles, rock wool, or vermiculite. There is a tank of water attached to a pump near the bed that delivers water from the tank to the plant’s root system. Growing with hydroponics comes with many advantages, the biggest of which is a greatly increased rate of growth in your plants. There are lots of great hydroponic kits on the market.

3. Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a system that combines conventional aquaculture with growing crops. This method of growing food is very similar to hydroponics, but instead of using pebbles or other kinds of fillers, this system uses fish. The Aquaponics growing method requires a larger tank to contain both the fishes and the plants. The fish can be kept as a pet or for food. The waste of the fish acts as manure to the plants. These kits are great to get kids interested in home gardening.

4. Vertical Garden

Grow your own food with a vertical garden

Short on space? No problem, a vertical garden is a solution for you. Vertical gardens are wall-mounted gardens that support the growth of plants in an upward direction instead of the traditional horizontal way. Using trellises or poles can also be employed for a vertical garden to grow naturally vining plants such as cucumbers and beans.

5. Indoor Garden

Sometimes being in an apartment with little or no space may have you thinking it is impossible to create a garden. Well, this is untrue, because right now in the market there are lots of indoor garden kits that come in different sizes and settings that are sure to fit your space. These kits come with built-in LED grow light, allowing you to grow your veggies even in low light conditions.  microgreens and herbs are ideal for indoor gardens. If you have enough space for a larger set up, try container gardening and purchasing LED grow lights separately.

6. Container Garden

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If you are out of space and still want to grow your crops then you might want to consider a container garden. Container gardening can be done indoors and you can grow all of the same veggies as you could using a traditional garden. It comes with a limitation though; the size of the container is a big factor using this gardening method. Click and Grow offers some of the sleekest container gardens we’ve ever seen.

7. Plant Some Trees

Peach trees for your backyard

Another thing to try is the planting of fruit trees. Fruit trees come with many benefits and less stress; you only get to plant them once and they always keep producing fruits. They also provide shade and can be a relaxation point in your backyard.

Wrap Up

There are various ways to harvest your own food and lots of reasons to do so. Gardening ensures you have access to fresh, healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables all the time. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get your hands dirty and start to grow your own food indoors and outdoors.

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The Kellys

The Kellys

We have a passion for living a healthy lifestyle, including mind, body and spirit. Growing our own food not only is great for the body, but the activity of gardening and growing food is very relaxing and spirit building.

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