This is the year. The year that I’m going to grow a garden. For people who have been to my home, your probably thinking, “Where?”. For anyone who knows me, your thinking, “With what green thumb?” and for those of you who have been following, you may be wondering if I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with plants. Perhaps you can blame it on my Pre-Spring Fever, mentioned in my previous post. But there is a method to my madness.
So a couple of reasons for this. First, I love the taste of garden veggies and fruit. The imported varieties from the grocery stores just don’t compare in terms of flavour. Luckily we live in an area with a lot of greenhouses so we could buy them. But it means another stop and usually a higher cost.
Second, I would like to make an effort, when we can, to reduce our environmental footprint. Those grocery store fruits and veggies have to be transported and often grown with unhealthy additives like pesticides, or are GMO. And while most grocery stores off organic – they are still transported.
Third, we have some areas in our yard that either don’t grow grass well and we have areas that we want to cover, like the lower parts of the house that became exposed when we installed our pool. By building raised garden beds, we can also make our small yard look great.
So I went in search yesterday for some ideas that we could build ourselves. If you head on over to my Pinterest page – you can see those ideas. However, this is my favourite one from Man Made DIY, which I will likely task my husband with building in the next few weeks – FYI Tom 😉
How cool does this look! As I mentioned, my backyard is not huge especially with the pool and shed. But I get tons of sun! So creating a vertical garden such as this is the answer to my space issue.
This other simple thing I found was this indoor herb garden. The Pin from Make It & Love It is for the box that it sits in, but I just like the idea of growing some herbs inside to use in my cooking. I hate buying them at the grocery store because I never use them fast enough and there is so much waste This I’m going to start right away.
There probably isn’t a better time for me to start this project that I’ve wanted to do for years. I’m done my classes in April, we have limited budget for projects and this could help us save $$$ on food costs! So very excited. Follow my “2016 Spring Fever” Pinterest Board if you are just as excited for gardening this summer, as I will be learning and Pinning A LOT!!
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