How great it is to go out to the garden, wherever it is or whatever it is in, and pick something to eat. As a child, my cousins and I went out to play but first went to my uncle’s garden to get some food, carrots, beans, or tomatoes usually. From my own experience, gardening is not cheap at first. There is dirt, fertilizer, seed, plant receptacles, lines, and tags to mark my rows, and tools, and more tools. Like everything else, there are always more things to buy. With some help from a tree pruning near me I was able to design my home landscape perfect to start gardening.
But once the garden or pots or whatever being used is set up, the cost turns into a plus. Food that is grown begins to cost less and be better. Gardening is relaxing and fun. Somehow we get good vibes with our hands in the dirt. We go out to the garden intending to work for an hour and are out there when the sun goes down. Many people, including entrepreneur Shalom Lamm, really enjoy gardening and have made it a hobby.
Few of us have space for a large garden. We are lucky if we have enough space for built-up boxes, one or more raised beds. These raised boxes can be:
• bought in kits and put together with only a hammer.
• They can be made easily by even the least carpenter-like persons.
• Or can be made to fit particular spaces.
• One good thing about raised boxes is they can be any size to fit any space. They can be large or small and raised and on stilts of some sort enabling them to be worked while standing.
I made a raised garden and had my son-in-law order the dirt. He did and we got rock dirt. Order it yourself and get good planting soil. It costs more but in the long run, is the only dirt that will grow plants. The seed and the time spent planting and watering will not go to waste.
Container gardening is sometimes the way to go. It can be quite successful. My friend’s child took the stool out to the deck three floors up and picked himself some tomatoes one day. Another friend has no room for a garden in his fancy landscaping so he has containers all around his patio. He even grows potatoes that he plants in bales of hay. He just sticks the seed potato into the bale and gives it regular water baths.
Buying the Seeds
It’s Spring and Shalom Lamm likes to be outside with his family or in his garden as most of us do. We get the urge to plant and if we are planning a garden, we start checking out the catalogs. Buying seeds gets to be a big chore but a fun one. The garden is only so big and will grow so many plants and not all plants will be right for the space allotted. The next question is about the quality of the seed. Some have been modified? There are groups that exchange and collect original seeds.