It has been quite a while since people started having their own gardens in houses. The recent trend which is gaining popularity is to grow one’s own produce in them which are often referred to as ‘Vegetable Gardens’. It serves various purposes- Saving money, Clean eating and the satisfaction of knowing from where your food is coming.
You can show your creative skills in various ways while designing a vegetable garden for your house. A garden full of fresh homegrown vegetables and herbs in an organized space enhances its appeal and aesthetic value.
Here are a few strategies you can follow when starting your vegetable garden and make efficient use of your space-
The raised-bed garden
One of the most important factors in getting a high yield is to have enriched soil and raised garden beds are the fastest way to get a deep layer of fertile soil. They help you in making efficient use of space and save your time. It is a highly functional way as you can grow different types of vegetables in a planter. This method of growing vegetables separately will help you concentrate on getting them different plant foods and the right nutrients required for their purposeful yield. This type of gardening helps in giving your garden a sleek look.
You can also have a portable raised garden bed by using a simple crate to plant your vegetables. You can put wheels under it and move it according to the sun and shade the plant needs.
By following this way, you get ensured that your space will look neat and tidy and it will make watering and harvesting more efficient.
What to Grow?
Following plants can grow well in raised garden beds-
Urban Gardening Box
This is the perfect way to grow your greens if you don’t have an altogether separate space to grow your vegetable garden. It is very popular among the urban city dwellers. Though you may not be able to grow a variety of vegetables in a container box, a small collection of your favorite ones can help you create a beautiful little garden of your own.
You can keep the garden box in your balcony, on the terrace, windowsill or in your small garden. You can practice the method of crop rotation to have different vegetables according to changing seasons throughout the year. Enlighten your garden box by decorating it with glow lights.
What to Grow?
Following plants can grow well in a gardening box-
3. Spices such as basil, oregano, and chives
The Container Garden
There are a variety of ways in which you can make your container garden. They are very easy to set up as you just need the right kind of containers and the other basic things a plant needs to grow. It can be easily grown in small spaces.
One way is to grow your plants in the desired containers and display them on shelves. You can easily change the location of a plant according to the amount of sunlight it needs and even keep them indoors.
You can make the look of your garden vibrant by choosing colorful containers and by adding a colorful variety of vegetables and herbs. You can also use them as an aesthetic tool by using hanging baskets as containers or use unique planter designs to provide visual interest to your garden.
What to Grow?
Following plants can grow well in containers-
3. Green Onions
Lastly, if you have enough space and fertile soil, the in-ground garden bed can be a very good choice for you. As you have enough produce throughout the year, it can be a very economical choice.