Now, in 2020, the UK and USA citizens are opting to grow their own fresh produce. Tomatoes, blueberries, lemons, strawberries, lettuces and other leafy vegetables. With certain nurseries noting an increase in vegetable sales over flowers and other garden staples.
So, what can we do to ensure that our families have uninterrupted access to a choice range of fresh herbs and vegetables during this worrisome time, and potentially into the future?
Vegetables are fantastic backyard growers. You can grow a substantial amount of vegetables in a small space. Window boxes can easily be home to leaf vegetables as they do not need too much root space. Trailing or vine fruit and vegetables like peas, beans, passionfruit and some squashes can easily be left to crawl up pergolas, fences or even balustrades. So space really isn’t the issue.
Talk to your neighbours. Divide the load. Sometimes it’s easier for one person to only grow tomatoes, another to grow spinach and the other to grow herbs really well, and then splitting the harvest evenly. You will not only be producing for your family but also for your immediate community – and get the opportunity to finally learn your neighbours’ first and last names.
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