Have you heard of the backyard farm-to-table trend? While it’s nothing new, it’s become super popular during the pandemic. It’s all about growing and harvesting your own food as a way to be more sustainable. Not only is gardening therapeutic, but it’s also a great way to feed your family and learn about how everything you do impacts the earth. The backyard-farm-to-table trend is here to stay and here’s everything you need to know in order to start practicing it.
Don’t Overthink It
Don’t make things too complicated and start by planting what you and your family eat. Keep in mind that the first time you harvest things probably won’t turn out perfectly, but just try and have fun with it.
Take Advantage of Small Spaces
While it’s nice to have a huge yard, most people don’t have one, so use what you have. Give vertical growing and raised beds a go if you have a small space. Herbs are also a great option for small spaces and they pack a lot of punch in foods and drinks.
Find the Sun
Look for places with sun as plants need eight hours of full sun to grow. Also, make sure your garden is somewhere where you can reach water easily.
Try Container Gardening
Container gardening can be done both inside and outside and you’ll only need to water your plans once or twice a day. Avoid getting containers that are too small because your plants are going to grow.