When one considers the food chain, there are a lot of variables that come into play: weather, soil condition and proper soil management, water supply, wars, pests and diseases, logistics, just to name a few. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to feed the world, even with the best farming practises worldwide. Do you want to learn more? Visit Mize Farm & Garden Supply.
So what about you, what can you gain from your own garden growing? First, it can put fresh food on your table; second, it was done cheaper than buying it; third, for future use, you can learn proper canning techniques and store your abundance; and fourth, you can be satisfied with participating in what was done. It might be flower boxes on a window sill or a five acre field that is left to your imagination. Gardening can be as big or small as you want it.
So here, what are the requirements? You’re going to need good seed, good soil, fertiliser (you’re going to have to be careful here because fertiliser is costly), the right crop planting season, some form of pest control, gardening tools, knowledge of what you’re doing and work on your or someone’s side. You will need to shop around the farm and garden centres for the best prices for the seeds, fertiliser, pest control chemicals and tools. The soil part is different – to have soil samples taken, you will need to contact your county agricultural centre or if it is a small garden, you think you can just buy potting soil to use.
Now comes the knowledge base – not all vegetables are planted the same and time and preparation is what is meant by this. Some are planted early in the planting season and some later in the season, depending on the specific vegetable, the soil may need different preparation, fertiliser requirements will vary – so care must be given here to be successful. Water supply is also important especially for medium to large gardens, because when it comes to raining on schedule, Mother Nature can be fickle, so some form of irrigation needs to be considered. Now don’t let this scare or deter you as to what has been presented so far, because you can have the fun, satisfaction and savings of growing your own garden with a good knowledge base.